Less common causes of arm pain

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Less commonly, arm pain may be caused by one of the following conditions or injuries:

  • de Quervain’s tenosynovitis – inflammation of the tendons on the inside of the wrist
  • cervical rib – where you have an extra rib above your normal top rib, which may cause pain, tingling or numbness in the arm
  • inflammation of the nerves in the arm (known as ‘brachial and ulnar neuritis’) – this may occur after shingles
  • damage to the nerves connecting the spine and the arm (a ‘brachial plexus injury’) – this can be caused by over-stretching the arm or shoulder and most often occurs during contact sports or a motor vehicle accident
  • arthritis of the elbow – which can cause the elbow joint to become inflamed (swollen, warm and painful) and feel stiff
  • broken arm, usually caused by a fall onto an outstretched arm
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Self referrals

You can self-refer into community physiotherapy services. Simply call 0207 871 0545 to make an appointment. Your initial contact with one of our chartered physiotherapists may be over the phone, where you will either be given advice on appropriate treatment, or a face-to-face consultation will be arranged.

Should you wish to speak to your GP first, simply make an appointment with your local practice. If your GP refers you, one of our patient care advisers will contact you within 48 hours to arrange an appointment.

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