Are you worried about your Arm Pain?
There are a number of things that can cause pain in the arm, from:
- Heart problems
It is important to know that sudden pain in your left arm (often described as shooting pains) accompanied by a tight chest can be signs of a heart attack, and medical attention should be sought immediately.
There are a few things you can try at home to ease your arm pain:
- Ice the affected area for a few minutes, a few times a day
- Use paracetamol or Ibuprofen
- Keep your arm elevated, if it's swollen
- Severe pain and or swelling
- Loss of sensation or tingling
- Pain does not go away after several weeks
- Pain when exercising that subsides during rest (possible sign of heart disease)
- A snapping or popping sound is heard when injury occurred
- Your arm looks contorted or a strange shape
- The pain is affecting your day to day life
- Angina (reduced blood flow to the heart)
- Brachial plexus injury
- Broken arm
- Broken wrist
- Bursitis (joint inflammation)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cervical disk herniation
- De Quervain's tenosynovitis
- Dislocated elbow
- Heart attack
- Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory joint disease)
- Rotator cuff injury
- Tennis elbow
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Ulnar nerve entrapment
How to relieve arm pain after vaccine
All medicines can cause some side effects, but many are mild and will likely fade within a week. After receiving a vaccination, the point of injection may appear slightly reddened and inflamed and your arm may feel sore and achy. You can alleviate some of these symptoms by taking over the counter medication such as paracetamol.
What arm hurts when you have heart problems?
If you are suffering a heart attack, you may experience sudden and sever chest pain, this may spread to other parts of the body, such as the arms. While pain usually travels down the left arm it is possible to experience pain in both the arms, the jaw, neck, back or even stomach.