There are many causes for sore arms from heart attacks to insect bites, or carpal tunnel syndrome to auto-immune disorders. Some medical problems affecting other parts of the body can cause pain in arms too. If you feel you pain is mild and tolerable, you can probably treat it at home with some medication to counter the pain. If the pain is severe and unbearable or if more than three days you have it, consulting with your doctor.
Arms pain may be the result of muscle strain, due to a spasm, muscle stretch or rigidity. Muscle strains usually happen when efforts are made during physical activity, especially when you first start or if you started a new exercise routine. If you have a muscle sprain and something that I have caused muscle cramp, feel pain and you can not move your arm too. If you have a severe sprain you may need to be evaluated by a doctor and get treatment. A muscle strain is different from a muscle contusion, which occurs due to a blow or trauma. Symptoms include cramping muscle strain, pain, inability to perform large movements.
A sharp pain in one or both arms, may not be serious but should not go unnoticed, especially when it happens with other symptoms. Heart disease often have no symptoms, but if you suddenly start feeling pain in his arm and chest, this may be a sign of a heart attack. Other signs include trouble breathing, dizziness, nausea and abnormal heart rhythm. In that case you should seek medical attention immediately.
Insect Bites and Stings
Severe pain and stiffness in your arm can result from an insect bite. There are two spiders in the United States that can cause serious problems with their bites. The black widow and brown recluse live in warm, dark conditions, in dry environments, and can cause cramps and pain in the area of the bite. The brown scorpion, found in the South West area, has a powerful poison that can cause a severe tingling sensation at the site of the bite. If you suspect you’ve been bitten by one of these spiders, you should seek medical attention.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The carpal tunnel is the passageway inside your wrist that protects a major nerve in the hand. This nerve controls the tendons and your ability to bend your fingers. Pressure on it can cause numbness and pain in the short term and may cause carpal tunnel syndrome. The syndrome is characterized by pain that radiates and can extend from your wrist to your upper arm or shoulder. The carpal tunnel is associated with a very repetitive work. Affects 1 percent of the population overall and 5 percent of the working population performing repetitive tasks with your hands and wrists.