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Suggest treatment for pain in left arm

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Posted on Wed, 27 May 2015
Question: Hi there,

I have left arm pain for the past 2 months. It started at the elbow and now it's my entire arm. I do not have a primary doctor and I am debating on what to do.
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Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Visit a orthopaedician for proper examination and evaluation.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for your query.

There are multiple reason for your pain in left arm as bellow.
1. If its first time and there is no numbness or radiating pain from neck to arm and hand then it can be only muscular pain at arm level.
2. If its paining from neck to arm and hand as well this kind of pain use to be there on and off with you then it can be related to your cervical spine.

Now what ever the case is initial treatment is use hot and cold pack at home and look for the relief. If it is not getting all right then you need to visit a ortho for proper examination and evaluation. Here with physical test and x ray they will evaluate it and may ask for MRI if needed.

Based on report you have to take treatment with medication and physiotherapy which will help you for pain relief. As well do take exercise suggestion from physio for preventing this kind of pain in future.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.

Take care

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Neel Kudchadkar
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Suggest treatment for pain in left arm

Brief Answer: Visit a orthopaedician for proper examination and evaluation. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query. There are multiple reason for your pain in left arm as bellow. 1. If its first time and there is no numbness or radiating pain from neck to arm and hand then it can be only muscular pain at arm level. 2. If its paining from neck to arm and hand as well this kind of pain use to be there on and off with you then it can be related to your cervical spine. Now what ever the case is initial treatment is use hot and cold pack at home and look for the relief. If it is not getting all right then you need to visit a ortho for proper examination and evaluation. Here with physical test and x ray they will evaluate it and may ask for MRI if needed. Based on report you have to take treatment with medication and physiotherapy which will help you for pain relief. As well do take exercise suggestion from physio for preventing this kind of pain in future. I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query. Take care