Arm pain causes can be manifold. I will concentrate on the causes where you have the power to help yourself.
In most cases the reason why your arm hurts, succumbs to the universal principle of muscle and joint pain causes, which I already explained in detail.
In this article, I will get a little bit more specific.
First of all you have to know that the area of pain is seldom the area that causes the pain. In other words, most of the times the problem is not located at the place where it hurts.
More often, arm pain causes are tight muscles that lead to nerve pathway irritation and/or the development of tender and trigger points. Those scenarios display an irritation of the nervous system which can lead to pain.
Still, it is possible that the source of trouble is exactly at the painful spot. Mostly this is the case with injuries. An example might be pain in your biceps when it is torn.
When the nerves that supply your arm get compressed by tight muscles, it is possible that they give you pain along their way. As the nerves that innervate your arm run in the vicinity of your shoulder and neck muscles, tight muscles in this area can press on them, cause nerve pathway irritation and consequently leave your arm in pain.
Tender and trigger points are a major cause of muscle pain in general - thus they can be arm pain causes -. Both are little nodules or knots in your muscles and can be extremely painful when pressed on.
The difference however is, that only trigger points can send pain to other, seemingly unrelated areas of your body. Still, also tender points and tender muscles are a sign of dysfunction, as healthy muscles do not hurt when pressed on.
So, if your muscles are tender, they need attention and work. Most of the times that means bringing them back to normal muscle tension and getting rid of tender and trigger points.
But do not worry. Here on Painotopia I will supply you will all the information you need to work on your issue.
As with nerve pathway irritation, it is interesting to see that most of the trigger points that send pain to your arms are located in the muscles of your shoulder and neck.
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Arm Pain Causes