Pain in the arm can be caused by many factors. It includes many symptoms such a swelling, numbness, weakness, tingling, cramps etc. Arm pain may be minor or serious. A type of arm pain people can experience is from over use or over exertion. The pain is usually muscular and is usually a dull achy pain that can subsides quickly. Sometimes ice, heat, massage, or gentle stretching can help.
Because of losing muscle mass and bone strength at an older age, elder people have a much higher chance of having arm pain. Arm problems may be caused by sports, office-related tasks, and prolonged work or projects. This could lead to muscular imbalance. This imbalance can alter your biomechanics and stress your joints. It is often helpful, if your pain persists, to consult with a chiropractor to see biomechanically everything is in order.
Arm problems can also be caused by injuries.Sudden onset may be caused by a direct blow, a penetrating injury, or a fall or from twisting, jerking, jamming, or bending a limb abnormally. Pain may be sudden and severe. Bruising and swelling may develop soon after the injury. Acute injuries usually require prompt medical evaluation.
Trauma is another common cause of extremity pain. Besides bumps and bruises, trauma can stretch or tear muscles and ligaments that hold joints in their proper alignment. When this happens, tissues can swell, joints can move improperly, and irritation to nerves can result. This may cause symptoms of pain (sharp, shooting, achy, or dull), numbness, weakness, paralysis, tingling, spasms, and/or stiffness. The injury could be in the arms or legs, but can often be in the neck or spine.
If the spine shifts due to trauma, muscle imbalance, etc., nerves may be irritated and the result can be pain or weakness in the extremities. Chiropractors have the ability to accurately locate and diagnose your condition. They are experts in treating the spine, and many are experts at adjusting the joints of the extremities as well. A simple adjustment may be all that is needed to relieve chronic shoulder, hip, knee, wrist, ankle, elbow, hand, foot, arm, or leg pain. The chiropractor will isolate the cause of the pain, discuss your options and help you determine the best way to correct it.