Ouch! My Arm Hurts!
We all face injuries every now and then. Some injuries are mild and are healed quickly. However, if you have gone through the agony of an Arm Injury, you would know how it makes our life difficult to live. With an injured arm, performing daily tasks becomes a huge task for you. While most arm injuries are temporary, you may sometimes face severe injury to your arms.
Although general medications may reduce your sufferings for sometime, physical therapy ensures total healing from the root and also prevents the occurrence of the pain in the future.
What is an Upper Arm Injury
Your upper arm is said to be injured when the humerus, the bone in the upper segment of your arm touching the shoulder joint is hurt, broken or fractured. Since, your bones are closely packed, the broken pieces of the bone heal on their own.
What is Elbow Injury
A damage caused to your cartilage, bone, filament or fluid of the elbow joint is called an Elbow Injury. Such type of injuries can be minor or serious and are often caused due to tendinitis.
Potential Causes for Arm Injury
Arm Injury may occur due to the dislocation of joints, bone fractures, and muscle sprains and strains. Sometimes, diseases like arthritis and osteoporosis or tumours can also lead to an injury in your arms.
Other Cause for an Arm Injury May Include
- Skin Abscess or Infection
- Heart attack
- Broken or fractured bones
- Rheumatoid Arthritis in the arm joints
- A torn tendon in the bicep or arm
- Nerve damage in the arm
- Improper sleeping positions
- Brachial Plexus Injury
- Cervical Spinal Stenosis
- Ulnar Nerve Entrapment
Arm Injury Symptoms
- Severe pain may increase with movement
- Swelling and bruising
- Difficulty in turning around your arm
- Arm redness and stiffness
- Swollen lymph nodes under the arm
Broken Arm Treatment
To recover your arm injury in a natural way, consult a physical therapist. Your physical therapist may recommend a few equipment-free exercises to help relieve pain to get back to your regular routine.
Arm pain can be aggravating, whether it is a mild discomfort or unbearable agony in one or both upper extremities. It can be acute or chronic, dull or sharp, constant or intermittent, cramping or stabbing pain. It can present itself in the upper arm, elbow, wrist or it could be carpal tunnel syndrome.
How We Treat Arm Pain
Your physical therapist will recommend treatment modalities based on initial examination, any underlying conditions, and in certain cases, any recommendations your physician might make. Direct Access makes it possible for you to see a physical therapist without the need for a prescription.
For best arm Injury treatment in Richmond VA, visit RVA Physical Therapy.
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