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If arm is sore but not broken, what caused the pain?
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Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine
In brief: Inflammation
Injury or overuse can cause inflammation of muscle and or tendons.
Inflammation can present in a variety of ways ranging from sharp to dull achy pain. Local inflammatory mediators (special natural cell manufactured substances in our bodies) released by the injured structures causes the inflammation and subsequent sypmtoms described by you.

In brief: Inflammation
Injury or overuse can cause inflammation of muscle and or tendons.
Inflammation can present in a variety of ways ranging from sharp to dull achy pain. Local inflammatory mediators (special natural cell manufactured substances in our bodies) released by the injured structures causes the inflammation and subsequent sypmtoms described by you.
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