Almost everyone experiences arm pain occasionally, but if your symptoms affect your sleep or keep you from work, seek treatment. At Regenexx Las Vegas, interventional orthopedic specialist Josh Goodwin, MD, provides holistic and noninvasive treatments to relieve acute and chronic arm pain. Book an appointment online or call the Regenexx Las Vegas office, serving Las Vegas, Henderson, NV, and the surrounding areas today.
Arm pain is aching, stiffness, or general discomfort that affects any part of your arm — elbows, biceps, or wrists. Most arm pain is caused by trauma, but it can also point to an underlying health problem like arthritis or a strained muscle.
If you suffer from arm or hand pain and it doesn’t improve with rest, ice, or over-the-counter painkillers, contact Regenexx Las Vegas immediately.
Symptoms of arm pain include:
You might also experience swollen lymph nodes under your armpits, depending on the underlying cause.
At Regenexx Las Vegas, Dr. Goodwin treats arm and hand pain caused by various issues, including:
You might also experience arm or hand pain if you play sports with racquets or bats, like tennis, cricket, or baseball.
Make an appointment with Dr. Goodwin at Regenexx Las Vegas if you injure your arm and experience a popping or snapping sensation. That’s especially true if your arm swells or bruises or it hurts to extend it.
To diagnose arm or hand pain, Dr. Goodwin reviews your medical records, asks about your symptoms, and does a physical exam. During the exam, Dr. Goodwin has you lift your arms and make other simple motions to check your muscle strength, reflexes, and range of motion.
Next, Dr. Goodwin orders several lab tests, including blood work and joint fluid analysis. He orders diagnostic imaging like X-rays, a CT scan, or an ultrasound to diagnose fractures or damage to your soft tissues.
How arm pain is treated will depend on things like your age, symptoms, and the underlying cause. At Regenexx Las Vegas, Dr. Goodwin takes a minimally invasive (nonsurgical) approach to treatment. He could recommend:
Dr. Goodwin’s goal is to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and improve your mobility.
Make an appointment at Regenexx Las Vegas today by calling the office or booking online to explore the various treatments for arm pain.