Arm and Hand Pain
Arm and hand pain can be caused by any number of problems, including injury, joint inflammation, and compressed nerves. It can also be caused by a problem somewhere else in your body. You should see a doctor if you are also experiencing tingling, numbness, or weakness that makes it hard to do everyday activities, like holding a pencil or typing on a keyboard.
"Pinched nerve” is a common term for a kind of injury or damage to a nerve or set of nerves caused by constriction, compression, or stretching. Having a leg or arm temporarily "fall asleep" is an example of a very mild pinched nerve. Carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow are examples of more severe types of pinched nerves requiring medical treatment. Neck pain and lower back pain are also frequently associated with pinched nerves. Depending on your diagnosis, complementary therapies such as acupuncture, used in conjunction with traditional medical therapies, can be helpful.