Pain that radiates from arm to wrist
Wrist pain is a frequent complaint, and there are many potential causes, with a wrist sprain and tendonitis being the most common ones. The reason behind your pain dictates exactly how it's experienced—sharp pain, dull ache, pins and needles, or tightness, for example. But due to the wrist's complex anatomy, determining the "why" behind your wrist pain can be a tricky process. That is why the diagnostic process entails a detailed medical history and physical examination, followed by an imaging test. A treatment plan will follow, which usually involves medication for pain and inflammation control, and, rarely, surgery. If you are unsure of the cause of your wrist pain, or if you do not know the specific treatment recommendations for your condition, you should seek medical attention.
Ulnar Nerve Injury
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Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve resulting in chronic wrist pain, numbness, pins, and needles. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, and treatment for Carpal tunnel syndrome. A professional therapist will do specific assessment tests to help diagnose Carpal tunnel syndrome:. If tingling radiates into the thumb, index finger and middle of the fourth finger then the test is positive. Carpal tunnel syndrome could be considered if tingling or other symptoms are reproduced. Investigations may also be performed to confirm the diagnosis including MRI scan , ultrasound imaging , electromyography or a nerve conduction study.
Shoulder Assessment & Diagnosis
Arm pain is generally experienced on the outside of the shoulder and can sometimes radiate further down toward the elbow. Causes of arm pain include overuse conditions, traumatic injuries, and other conditions that can lead to discomfort. It is helpful to separate arm pain into categories based on the causes of discomfort. We will separate arm pain into three major categories: overuse conditions, traumatic injuries, and pain that travels to the arm from another location.
Arm pain can be caused by a wide variety of problems, ranging from joint injuries to compressed nerves. Depending on the cause, arm pain can start suddenly or develop over time. In many cases, arm pain actually originates from a problem in your neck or upper spine. Arm pain, particularly pain that radiates into your left arm, can even be a sign of a heart attack. Mayo Clinic does not endorse companies or products.