Joint disorders and inflammation around the nerves are the most common reasons that people develop chronic arm pain. At Texas Pain Institute, we offer interventional pain management services for residents of Fort Worth, Denton, Southlake, and the nearby areas of Texas who live with chronic arm pain that disrupts their quality of life and overall health.
What is Chronic Arm Pain?
Arm pain that lasts for three months or longer is considered a chronic pain condition. As you work with your physician to remedy the underlying cause of your discomfort, such as cartilage degeneration, overuse injuries or pinched nerves, Texas Pain Institute provides the interventional therapies you need to reduce the pain that can disrupt your primary treatment plan.
Do I Have Chronic Arm Pain?
If you have experienced one or more of the following symptoms for three months or longer, you may have chronic arm pain:
- Pain when gripping objects
- Constant aching or sharp pains
- Weakness, numbness, or burning sensation
- Stiffness in the shoulder joint
- Pain around the shoulder blade
What Are the Benefits of Treatment for Arm Pain?
The management of chronic pain to improve quality of life is at the core of our mission at Texas Pain Institute. After reviewing your medical, symptom and treatment history, we perform a comprehensive examination that includes manipulation of the arms and shoulders. This process helps us to better understand the origin of your chronic pain. With this insight, we recommend interventional pain management therapies that will reduce your pain and allow you to rehabilitate from the underlying condition.
How is Arm Pain Treated?
Most cases of chronic arm pain originate in the shoulder joint or with the nerves that run from the spine. Our treatment options for chronic arm pain may include:
- Pharmaceuticals to reduce inflammation and discomfort
- Epidural steroid injections to alleviate inflammation around the nerves
What Should I Expect After Treatment for Arm Pain?
Epidural steroid injections contain a numbing agent that provides an immediate reduction in the pain. The steroids start to work in 48 to 72 hours, and the full effects may take up to two weeks.
Dr. Ved Aggarwal and his team offer interventional arm pain management therapies for residents of Fort Worth, Denton, Southlake, and the surrounding communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.