Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Muscle Strain of the Arm Overview

Another name for Muscle Strain of the Arm is Arm Strain.

What is an arm strain?
A person with an arm strain has torn a muscle or tendon in the arm. Tendons are strong bands that connect muscles to bone.

What are the symptoms of an arm strain?
Common symptoms of an arm strain include arm pain, arm swelling, arm tenderness, and decreased range of motion in the arm.

How does the doctor treat an arm strain?
Treatment for an arm strain often includes rest, elevation, cold compresses, and medications for pain control. A shoulder sling may provide some relief.

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Last Updated: Feb 6, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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