Arm pain usually refers to pain originating from somewhere between your shoulder and your wrist. However, arm pain doesn't have to originate in your arm; spinal problems or injuries can cause pain that you feel in your arm but that actually arises in your neck and upper back.
Pain that radiates into your left arm can even be a sign of a heart attack.
Your arms are made up of three major bones and nerves as well as muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. All are susceptible to damage or injury that can cause arm pain.
Often, arm pain is fairly minor, but some fractures and nerve problems can cause severe pain and may require extensive treatment.
HealthReach therapists offer a comprehensive approach to the evaluation and treatment of arm pain. Treatment approaches vary depending on the nature of the problem but often will include a combination of exercise, modalities and manual therapy interventions.