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Pain In Arm After Fall
Yes: Extreme pain and also loss of function would be concerning for fracture. You may not need to go to the er though. Go to your primary doc to be evaluated.
Yes its quite common: It can last for less than a day in majority of people, but in some it could last longer, for a few days. If it last longer 2-3 days or is getting worse, see your pcp, as it might be something else.
Several reasons: Having an IV in a vein can cause not only irritation of that vein, but any associated bruising or trauma with IV insertion can affect other local tissues as well. Most times the tenderness from an IV will dissipate over a week. If it takes longer then it is worthwhile to have an evaluation by a health care professional to rule out continued vein irritation or other associated injury.See 1 more doctor answer
So many things: There are so many causes. They include problems with the joints, muscles, tendons. One can get arm pain from a pinched nerve in the neck or in the bundle of nerves at the top of the arm called the brachial plexus. People who have heart attacks often experience pain in their left arm (although occ the right). Overworked or strained muscles can cause arms pain. Pinched nerves in the elbow or wrist.See 1 more doctor answer
Diagnose: It really comes down to the cause of the problem, and many possible causes exist. A detailed exam and possibly further studies can usually determine the cause, which is the key to determining treatment options. Consider being seen.
Arm pain: Pain with arm movement is likely the arm/shoulder. Pain with neck movement suggests nerve pain from a herniated disc. Neither urgent if not progressing. Ok to try some nsaids, ice/heat for a couple days. Typically, these usually improve over several weeks. Pain that does not deserves a doc evaluation.See 1 more doctor answer
Arm pain: What is the diagnosis? This would help determine the best course of treatment.
NOT NORMAL: You should have it checked by a doctor.
TOS therapy: 45 yo w. severe arm pain at night might have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome w. brachial plexus impingement as shoulder girdle meets ground force of sleep surface and torques; closing the costo-clavicular dimension, impinging brachial plexus & arousing arm neuropathy. Diagnosed w. Doppler study of subclavian artery w. Addson's maneuver. Therapeutic attention to superior trapezius muscle weakness & spasm.
Need more info: How bad is it? Is the pain on the surface at the rib or deep in the chest? Does it come and go or change with coughing? Does it move? Does it radiate anywhere else? What makes it worse? Activity? Eating? Breathing? Did you injure yourself? Is it improving or worsening or the same. Other symptoms? Fevers? Chills? If worsening or a/w shortness of breath see an md. If severe call 911.