If you are suffering from arm pain from a repetitive strain injury, direct injury, or degenerative condition, Coast Spine and Sports Medicine can help. We offer tailored treatment plans to address your arm pain and your underlying condition to restore your quality of life. We welcome patients in Orange County, Los Angeles County and Inland Empire.
What Is Arm Pain?
Arm pain refers to any pain occurring from the shoulders to the fingers. This pain may feel like stiffness, pain, or just discomfort, and it’s usually the result of an overuse injury or direct injury. Arm pain is commonly caused by repetitive stress at work or in sports, such as frequent overarm throwing or painting overhead. It may also be referred pain from somewhere else in the body such as the chest or back. For example, a pinched nerve in the neck can cause pain that radiates to the shoulder or numbness of the arm.
How Much Does Arm Pain Treatment Cost in Orange County, CA?
The cost to treat arm pain in Los Angeles County and Orange County depends on many factors including the underlying cause of your pain, the severity of your condition, and how well you respond to conservative treatments. During your initial appointment at Coast Spine and Sports Medicine, we will develop a customized treatment plan to address your pain and discuss the cost of your care. We accept many forms of health insurance and financing through CareCredit® to make your treatment as affordable as possible.
What Causes Arm Pain?
Common conditions that cause arm pain include:
- Strains and sprains. Sprains involve injuries to the ligaments, while sprains refer to injuries to the muscle or tendon.
- Fractures, including fractures from trauma or stress fractures from overuse
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Rotator cuff tears
- Radiculopathy or pinched nerve
- Autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis
- Herniated disc
What Are My Arm Pain Treatment Options in Orange County?
The goal of arm pain treatment is managing your pain and addressing the underlying cause of your condition. We will develop a tailored treatment plan that addresses your underlying condition with a goal of restoring quality of life, range of motion, and function.
At Coast Spine and Sports Medicine, we believe that treatment should begin with the most conservative options first with surgery reserved for the most serious cases that are not resolved with non-surgical solutions. Depending on the cause of your pain, non-surgical treatment may include physical therapy, instruction on specific exercises, acupuncture, and non-narcotic pain medication. In some cases, steroid injections may be beneficial to relieve pain and inflammation. These injections are usually used when a specific condition is causing inflammation. For example, injections can be part of upper arm muscle pain treatment due to a repetitive strain injury.
Surgery is only used to correct specific problems with the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves of the arm that aren’t responding to non-surgical solutions. For example, golfer’s elbow may be treated with medial epocondyle release surgery in rare cases to reattach healthy tendon to the bone.
If you are dealing with chronic arm pain that doesn’t seem to be getting better with rest or you have suffered an arm injury, call us to set up your initial appointment at Coast Spine and Sports Medicine. We offer customized treatment plans to help patients with arm pain in Los Angeles County and Orange County, CA.