Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Arm Pain Treatment

The treatment of arm pain depends on the underlying cause. Arm injuries, skin infections, joint infections, and arthritis are treated differently. Treatment for arm pain may include elevation, cold compresses, a splint, crutches, and anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Additional treatment may include antibiotics, physical therapy, or surgery.

Treatment for arm pain may include:

Arm Pain Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat arm pain:

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Last Updated: Mar 10, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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