Acute pain in the arm is characterized by a sudden onset of mild discomfort to severe, manifesting anywhere from wrist to shoulder. The main causes of acute pain in the arm include damage to bones, muscles and tendons of the affected limb. Less frequently, infections and diseases can cause this condition. On physical examination, diagnostic tests and consideration of the factors surrounding the onset of discomfort help determine the cause and treatment for acute pain right arm.
Acute pain of the arm can be traumatic or non-traumatic. Traumatic causes are the most common cause of this disorder, reports MayoClinic.com. Non-traumatic causes are frequently related to accidents, falls, sports injuries and hard hits. Among the major causes of acute nontraumatic arm pain include infections and heart disease. Continue reading “Acute pain in the arm”