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What it means to get right arm pain?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Many things: This could be due to many things including originating in the neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist or hand. It could also be muscular, bony, tendonus, or neurologic in nature. See an orthopedist for evaluation to see what is causing your pain.
Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Depends...: Depending on which part of your arm hurts, what makes it better and worse, and other aspects of your exam, there are multiple possible causes ranging from muscle tightness to referred pain to a pinched nerve. Start with your primary care doctor- they may refer you to a sports med doc or physiatrist for further diagnosis or treatment.
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Several options: Unfortunately this is an extremely nonspecific question, and would depend on the location, nature, chronicity, etc of the pain. Numerous conditions can cause arm pain, including a pinched nerve, tendonitis, fracture, sprain/strain, etc. See your physician if symptoms persist.

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