Your arm is made up of many bones, muscles, joints, blood vessels, and nerves. If one or more of these areas is damaged, it can lead to problems with your arm.
At Dignity Health Southern California, we provide expert orthopedic care for arm injuries at these hospitals:
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Common Types of Arm Conditions & Injuries
Some of most common arm conditions and injuries include:
For a traumatic arm injury, call 911 for emergency medical attention. If you need to go to the ER, use our InQuicker online tool to select your estimated hospital arrival time and wait at home until your time to be seen. Upon arrival and check-in, you will see a nurse who will assess your situation and determine the next appropriate level of care.
Symptoms of Arm Condition & Injuries
The primary symptom of arm conditions and injuries is pain in the bones, joints, or muscles of the arms. Other symptoms include:
- Limited range of motion
- Swelling and warmth
- Visible deformity with a fracture or dislocation
A doctor at Dignity Health Southern California can provide expert diagnosis and personalized treatment if you have one or more of these symptoms.
Causes of Arm Conditions & Injuries
Many arm conditions, such as strains and pulled tendons, are the result of overuse injuries caused by repetitive motions. Overuse injuries tend to be chronic problems that can come and go over time. The main cause of a broken or fractured bone in the arm is a traumatic injury, such as from car accident, a fall, or a sports injury.
Treating Arm Conditions & Injuries at Dignity Health Southern California
In many instances, lesser arm injuries and conditions can be treated effectively with rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medicines. If you have a chronic arm problem that causes pain and swelling with activity, your doctor may recommend corticosteroid shots or surgery. For a broken arm, you will need to wear a cast or splint while the arm is healing. Physical therapy can help speed up the healing process and prevent future arm problems from occurring.
At Dignity Health Southern California, skilled orthopedic and sports medicine doctors offer reliable care for arm injuries in Southern California.