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Arm Pain Treatment Specialist Q&A

Arm Pain Treatment Specialist Q&A

Arm pain can range from discomfort to stiffness that affects anywhere from the shoulder joint to the tips of your fingers. The causes of arm pain and discomfort can range from overuse to injury or even underlying health problems. If you have arm pain, seek medical care for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Stephen L. Helgemo Jr. at Florida Hand Center offers arm pain treatment. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We have convenient locations in Fort Myers FL, and Port Charlotte FL.

Arm Pain Treatment Specialist Near Me in Port Charlotte and Fort Myers FL
Arm Pain Treatment Specialist Near Me in Port Charlotte and Fort Myers FL

Table of Contents:

What causes pain in the arm muscles?
How do I know if my arm pain is severe?
Can arm pain be treated without surgery?
When do I see an orthopedic doctor for arm pain?

How do the doctors at Florida Hand Center treat arm pain?

What causes pain in the arm muscles?


The causes of muscle pain in the arms can have many different causes, depending on the location. The pain can be something like a sprained muscle or an injury such as a bruise that went unnoticed. Sports injuries can also contribute to arm muscle pain, like tennis elbow or carpal tunnel, from repetitive movements. Avoid repeating motions that exacerbate the pain and irritate the affected area, as there could be potential to further agitate or worsen the injury. When the pain in the muscle is chronic or you’re unsure of the cause of the pain, it is worth seeing the specialists at Florida Hand Center to determine the underlying cause of the pain.

How do I know if my arm pain is severe?


There are certain signs to look for to determine the severity of your arm pain. If the pain is accompanied by swelling of the area or pain when moving your arm from palm down to palm up, then it is recommended to seek care from your primary care physician or a specialist. If the pain is brought on by an injury, during the initial moment, if you hear a popping or cracking sound, it is also vital to seek care, as this could be an indicator of internal injuries like fractures or ligament damage. If you hear any noises during the injury, make sure to limit movements that cause pain or irritation, as this could make the injury worse, and having it looked at by a healthcare professional is recommended. Using the R.I.C.E method can also help figure out just how severe the pain is by using compression, ice, elevation, and rest.
 
Severe arm pain can vary from person to person, but if your pain is accompanied by chest pain involving the feeling of pressure or tightness, it is important to seek immediate care as this can be a symptom of a heart attack.

Can arm pain be treated without surgery?


Resting the arm along with icing the affected area can be helpful in the management of the pain, compression can also be helpful for some people, and elevating the area can help reduce the inflammation. Depending on what the cause of the pain is determined to be can be the biggest deciding factor for whether surgery is the right course or if other options would be better suited. If the pain is nerve-related or due to arthritis, surgery might not be the best option, or an option available, for your situation. Speaking to a specialist at Florida Hand Center, you can determine what the cause of your pain is and the best treatment options available to you.

When do I see an orthopedic doctor for arm pain?


If you experience arm pain that isn’t related to a heart event, then it is important to seek care from an orthopedic doctor to determine the cause of your pain so it doesn’t potentially become worse. There may be options available to you, such as corticosteroid injections, braces, or alternative therapies, which are all dependent on your unique situation. To reduce pain and inflammation and improve the range of motion, your orthopedic specialist will be able to curate a treatment plan with the betterment of your overall health in mind.

How do the doctors at Florida Hand Center treat arm pain?


The treatment you will receive from our orthopedic doctors at Florida Hand Center will depend on your unique situation and be based on the diagnosis of the underlying issue. The great news is that we are always excited to help you figure out how to eliminate or manage your pain to improve your overall quality of life. Arm pain can be caused by many potential health issues, from heart conditions to sports injuries. Determining the cause of your pain when it is not heart-related, is something that an orthopedic doctor, like the ones here at Florida Hand Center, is happy to help you do.
 
Arm pain treatment is available at the Florida Hand Center. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We have convenient locations in Fort Myers FL, and Port Charlotte FL. We serve patients from Port Charlotte FL, Fort Myers FL, Punta Gorda FL, Cape Coral FL, Estero FL, Harbour Heights FL, Lake Suzy FL, Murdock FL, Charlotte Harbor FL, Solana FL, and surrounding areas.

 

Locations - Florida Hand Center in Fort Myers, FL and Port Charlotte, FL

Port Charlotte

  • 18344 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, FL 33948
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Fort Myers

  • 13710 Metropolis Ave. Suite 103, Fort Myers, FL 33912
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