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A 21-year-old female asked:

can a hand sprain cause pain to shoot up your arm?

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Dr. Naresh Rao
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: A hand sprain can cause pain up the arm if the muscles that control the wrist are involved with the injury. The muscles that control the wrist originate at the elbow. However, pain that shoots up the arm can be a sign of other conditions such as fracture, so it is important to consult your physician.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Plastic Surgery 56 years experience
Yes: For many different reasons.If this is a prsistant problem, see a hand surgeon.

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