Arm pain may be complex as it can arise from structures within the arm, or referred from other regions such as the neck or shoulder.
The osteopath will first seek to determine the cause of the arm pain. Is it arising from structures within the arm, or referred from other regions such as the neck or shoulder?
The case history can help to reveal clues as to the origin, especially if there is a history of recent or past trauma, or if there are occupational or lifestyle triggers. The location and type of pain can indicate which structures might be involved and together with a physical examination can help to clarify a working diagnosis.
Once the musculoskeletal contributing factors are identified, treatment options offered may consist of hands on osteopathic treatment, massage, stretching, manual joint articulation, posture, exercise or lifestyle advice, or Low Level Laser Therapy.
Arm pain is often related to occupational stress or computerised device use. Read more about the impact of technology and postural tips in our recent post.