Possible causes of arm pain include:

  1. Angina (reduced blood flow to the heart)
  2. Brachial plexus injury
  3. Broken arm
  4. Broken wrist
  5. Bursitis (A condition in which small sacs that cushion the bones, tendons and muscles near joints become inflamed.)
  6. Carpal tunnel syndrome
  7. Cellulitis
  8. Cervical disk herniation
  9. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  10. De Quervain tenosynovitis
  11. Fibromyalgia
  12. Heart attack
  13. Osteoarthritis (the most common type of arthritis)
  14. Rheumatoid arthritis
  15. Rotator cuff injury
  16. Shingles
  17. Shoulder impingement syndrome
  18. Sprains (Stretching or tearing of a tissue band called a ligament, which connects two bones together in a joint.)
  19. Tendinitis (A condition that happens when swelling called inflammation affects a tendon.)
  20. Tennis elbow
  21. Thoracic outlet syndrome
  22. Ulnar nerve entrapment

Causes shown here are commonly associated with this symptom. Work with your doctor or other health care professional for an accurate diagnosis.

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April 27, 2023