Arm pain

Also known as Pain In Arm, Upper Extremity Pain, Upper Limb Pain, and Painful Arm

Arm pain is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of arm pain are bruise, sprain or strain, and fracture of the arm. Other possible causes, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with arm pain, 53% report having neck pain, 53% report having sharp chest pain, and 51% report having shoulder pain.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with arm pain often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, electrocardiogram, kidney function tests, intravenous fluid replacement, electrolytes panel, application of splint and cardiac enzymes measurement .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with arm pain include eptifibatide (integrilin), trolamine salicylate topical, fluoxymesterone (halotestin), maprotiline, gadopentetate dimeglumine (magnevist), samarium sm 153 lexidronam (quadramet), calcium carbonate / famotidine / magnesium hydroxide, imipenem, aminophylline / amobarbital / ephedrine, methohexital (brevital), rotigotine (neupro), nesiritide and tenecteplase .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for arm pain include .

Age

< 1 years
0.2x
1-4 years
0.6x
5-14 years
0.9x
15-29 years
0.8x
30-44 years
1.1x
45-59 years
1.4x
60-74 years
1.1x
75+ years
0.9x

Sex

Male
1.0x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.1x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
1.0x
Other
0.9x
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