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Does arthritis cause a radiating pain up your arm?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
5 doctors agree

In brief: Evaluate Neck

If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri.
Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain.

In brief: Evaluate Neck

If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri.
Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not usually

Arthritis does not usually cause pain to radiate up the arm. Visit your doctor to evaluate for other causes.

In brief: Not usually

Arthritis does not usually cause pain to radiate up the arm. Visit your doctor to evaluate for other causes.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. David Tuckman
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Typically not

Radiating pain typically comes from nerves.

In brief: Typically not

Radiating pain typically comes from nerves.
Dr. David Tuckman
Dr. David Tuckman
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