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Arm Pain

Arm pain may result from several sources. It may be caused due to an injury, the result of a repetitive activity, or is referred from a different part of your body.


Causes of Arm Pain

There are lots of different causes of arm pain, all of which can lead to the symptoms listed above. To find out a full examination and sometimes x-rays will be needed. Here are just some of the possible causes:

o   Epicondylitis: Repetitive strain injuries including golfers/tennis elbow,
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: pain in the wrist and hand
Muscle strains or sprains
Arthritis: wrist pain

Symptoms of an Arm Injury

If you have an injury in the arm, you might experience:

  1. Pain that varies in intensity, how often it occurs, and where it is located
  2. Sensations such as pins and needles, weakness or tingling.
  3. Arm aches
  4. Pain that affects the upper arm or lower arm
  5. Pain in the wrist

Treatments for Arm Pain

Once the root cause of the arm pain has been found, the best course of treatment and length of treatment can be planned.

  1. For localised tissue injury in muscle strains or sprains, or inflammation from arthritis laser therapy may be the best treatment option. The K Laser uses light energy to target an area at a deep, cellular level. The energy improves a cell’s ability to heal and regenerate without tissue damage or side effects. This process can also help in the development of blood vessels (neovascularisation) in the area, which increases blood flow and improves the body’s ability to heal.
  2. For muscle pain, spasms, or arm pain referred from a neck condition, shockwave therapy might be the most suitable treatment. Shockwave uses a light tapping motion (percussion) to help stimulate blood flow and break down scar tissue in the injured area.
  3. If the root cause of arm pain is a disc problem in the neck, spinal decompression is likely to be most effective. Spinal decompression provides gentle traction to the spine in a rhythmic cycle, in order to pump fluid and nutrients slowly back into the disc space. The desired result is a reduction of spinal disc pressure which creates an ideal environment for continued healing even after the treatment time has ended. Spinal decompression can be utilised for disc problems in the neck and low back.

Frequent Questions

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“I feel much better and fit!”

Ahmed Latif

15th February 2017

“My pain disappeared

Cacilda Stakteas

24th February 2017

“I was shocked at the difference after my first session.”

Debbie Gore

16th June 2016


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