Arm Pain (unilateral) Evaluation
The evaluation of arm pain starts with a history and physical examination.
Physical findings in those with mild arm pain may include:
Physical findings in those with severe arm pain may include:
- Inability to move the joint
- Skin redness
- Severe bruising
- Severe arm swelling (unilateral)
- Tenderness over a bone
The evaluation of arm pain may require testing.
Tests that may be used to evaluate arm pain include:
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