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3,721 Possible Causes for Arm Pain

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    Participants in the delayed antibiotic arms (N 91) of the study by De la Poza Abad 2016 reported longer pain duration than participants in the immediate antibiotic arm (N[doi.org] Of the two studies with an immediate antibiotic arm, one study found no difference for fever, and the other study favoured immediate antibiotics for pain and malaise severity[doi.org] This trial also advised participants in the no antibiotic arm to return in two to three days if symptoms did not resolve ( Chao 2008 ).[doi.org]

  • Insect Bite

    Abstract A healthy man who presented to hospital with painful swelling of the left arm following a history of insect (tick) bite developed shock and died within 48 hours.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This helps reduce pain and swelling. If the injury is on an arm or leg, elevate it.[mayoclinic.org] Use cool, wet towels or face washers to help with pain and swelling.[rch.org.au]

  • Viral Lower Respiratory Infection

    Pain, pressure, or a strange feeling in the back, neck, jaw, or upper belly, or in one or both shoulders or arms. Lightheadedness or sudden weakness.[northshore.org] Chest pain or pressure is the most common symptom, but some people, especially women, may not notice it as much as other symptoms.[northshore.org]

  • Influenza

    Rarely, people who get the flu shot have fever, muscle pain, and feelings of discomfort or weakness.[web.archive.org] […] give paracetamol or ibuprofen if they have pain or discomfort in the dose recommended on the package (unless your doctor says otherwise).[health.govt.nz] For example, people sometimes experience a sore arm where the shot was given. The needle stick may also cause some soreness at the injection site.[web.archive.org]

  • Sinusitis

    There were a low number of events in both arms: 2/14 in the doxycycline arm and 2/14 in the oral steroids arm (RR 1.00, 95% CI 0.16 to 6.14; 28 participants; one study) ([doi.org] There were a low number of events in both arms: 2/14 in the doxycycline arm and 2/19 in the placebo arm (RR 1.36, 95% CI 0.22 to 8.50; 33 participants; one study) ( Analysis[doi.org] […] polyps (33 participants) compared a short course of doxycyline (duration approximately 20 days) against placebo and reported the adverse event of "reflux and/or gastric pain[doi.org]

  • Skin Infection

    […] and swelling to the hands and arms and even difficulty moving fingers, officials said.[nbcnewyork.com] Painful Staph nose infections are also very common (see “Is Staph living in your nose?” ).[staph-infection-resources.com] Boils occur most often under the arms or around the groin or buttocks. Impetigo. This contagious, often painful rash can be caused by staph bacteria.[mayoclinic.org]

  • Streptococcal Infection

    […] in an arm or leg Dizziness with or without confusion Influenza-like syndrome How is GAS spread?[dph.illinois.gov] Necrotizing fasciitis: Severe pain and swelling, often rapidly increasing Fever Redness at a wound site STSS: Fever Abrupt onset of generalized or localized severe pain, often[dph.illinois.gov]

  • Sunburn

    ‘She is in her 70's, sunburnt, with a funny scar on her left arm that looks like it got caught in a giant zipper.’[en.oxforddictionaries.com] ‘I spare you the details and painful visuals of father and two sunburnt daughters walking for two hours to reach their beach destination.’[en.oxforddictionaries.com]

  • Osteoporosis

    Side effects can include lower calcium levels, skin rash, or pain in the arms and legs. There is no complete cure for osteoporosis.[familydoctor.org] Osteoporosis isn't usually painful until a fracture occurs, but spinal fractures are a common cause of long-term (chronic) pain.[nhs.uk] […] injuries in people with osteoporosis are: wrist fractures hip fractures fractures of the spinal bones (vertebrae) However, they can also occur in other bones, such as in the arm[nhs.uk]

  • Otitis Media

    ) Loss of appetite (refusing to eat) Infants will not suck because it causes pain Vomiting Diarrhea Signs and symptoms of chronic otitis media with effusion If your child[nationwidechildrens.org] […] the myringotomy plus antibiotic and myringotomy plus placebo arms.[doi.org] Thoracic spine manipulation is also recommended for reducing pain and disability in patients with neck and neck-related arm pain based on weak evidence.[doi.org]

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