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Arm Pain

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

Your arm pain may be caused by a number of conditions. Examples include arthritis, nerve problems, or an awkward position while you sleep. X-rays did not show a broken bone in your arm or wrist. Arm pain may be a sign of a serious condition that needs immediate care, such as a heart attack.


Call your local emergency number (911 in the US) for any of the following:

Return to the emergency department if:

Call your doctor if:


You may need any of the following:

Treatment options

The following list of medications are related to or used in the treatment of this condition.


Follow up with your doctor as directed:

You may need physical therapy. You may need to see an orthopedic specialist. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

Further information

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