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Arm pain: Introduction

Arm pain: Pain or discomfort of one or both arms. See detailed information below for a list of 133 causes of Arm pain, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Arm pain:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Arm pain. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Arm pain

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Causes of Types of Arm pain:

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Arm pain: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Arm pain, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Arm pain Treatments

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Stories from Users for Arm pain

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Message Boards for Arm pain

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Arm pain or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Arm pain:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Arm pain. Some of these are listed below :

  • General appearance - looking for bruising, deformity of arm, swelling of the arm, abnormal posture of body, muscle wasting, abnormal arm movements.
  • Physical examination
    • May be necessary to examine a variety of joints including the cervical spine, shoulder, elbow , wrists and the various joints of the hand
    • Test muscle tone, power, reflexes and co-ordination of upper limbs
  • more tests...»

Arm pain: Animations

Medications or substances causing Arm pain:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Arm pain as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Arm pain: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Arm pain may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Arm pain

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Arm pain. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Arm pain: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Arm pain

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Arm pain: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Arm pain: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Arm pain:

The list of organs typically affected by Arm pain may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Arm pain

The list below shows some of the causes of Arm pain mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Arm pain?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Arm pain. Of the 133 causes of Arm pain that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 9 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 127 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Arm pain:

The following list of conditions have 'Arm pain' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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  • Heart attack ... discomfort in one arm, pain radiating to left arm, discomfort in both arms
  • Hip cancer ... pain radiating down arms and legs









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Causes of Arm pain Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Arm pain based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Arm pain?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Arm pain, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Arm pain:

    Subtypes of Arm pain:

    Forearm pain (19 causes), Upper arm pain (23 causes), Recurring upper arm pain (6 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Arm pain:

    Pain (6458 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Arm pain:

    Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Wrist symptoms (37 causes), Hand symptoms (2016 causes), Wrist pain (45 causes), Hand pain (60 causes), Elbow pain (41 causes), Swollen arm (37 causes), Arm numbness (71 causes), Elbow symptoms (140 causes), Wrist symptoms (37 causes), Arm pain (133 causes), Upper arm pain (23 causes), Forearm pain (19 causes), Finger pain (57 causes), Arm injury, arm tingling (21 causes), finger symptoms (1615 causes), forearm symptoms (31 causes), upper arm symptoms (7 causes), nerve injury, nerve compression, nerve entrapment, brachial plexus, bone fracture, trauma

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    Medical News summaries about Arm pain

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Arm pain

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