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Orthopaedic Specialists located in Bloomfield Hills and Clarkston, MI

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Neck and Arm Pain

Struggling with neck and arm pain is something you don’t have to live with, as relief is within reach at Orthopedic Specialists of Oakland County, which has locations in Bloomfield Hills and Clarkston, Michigan. Skilled orthopedic specialists offer an array of treatments to heal tissues, reduce neck and arm pain, and restore your quality of life. Call the nearest office to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.

What is neck and arm pain?

Neck and arm pain includes discomfort anywhere in your neck, arms, or their joints. The pain could result because of an injury, disease, or age-related wear-and-tear. Arm and neck pain might appear as:

  • Sharp pain
  • Dull aching
  • Shooting pain
  • Tingling
  • Burning
  • Numbness
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling 
  • Redness
  • Warmth

Your pain could be mild, moderate, or severe. It might go away on its own over time, come and go, or be long-lasting and require medical intervention. 

What are common causes of neck and arm pain?

Common causes of neck and arm pain include:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Wrist, elbow, or shoulder joint damage
  • Muscle tears
  • Joint dislocation
  • Inflammation
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Fractures
  • Wounds
  • Radiculopathy

You could have neck or arm pain because of chronic disease, being in a car accident, playing sports, or falling down.

Finding the root cause of neck and arm pain allows Orthopedic Specialists of Oakland County providers to effectively treat your condition and alleviate discomfort. 

How does a doctor diagnose the cause of my pain?

To determine what’s causing neck and arm pain, your specialist reviews your medical history, checks your vitals signs, and completes a physical exam. They often recommend diagnostic tests, such as blood tests, urine testing, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or ultrasounds, as well as nerve testing if needed.

What are the common treatments for neck and arm pain?

Depending on what’s causing your discomfort, Orthopedic Specialists of Oakland County providers could recommend one or more of the following treatments:

Home remedies

If you have a minor injury, your specialist may recommend rest, using ice or hot packs, trying compression, or wearing a brace while an injury heals.

Physical therapy

Strength and flexibility exercises with a physical therapist can speed up healing and relieve back or arm discomfort. Physical therapy also reduces your risk of re-injury. 


Injections can reduce pain and inflammation in your arm or neck. Orthopedic Specialists of Oakland County offers a variety of highly effective, pain-relieving injections. 


In the case of major injuries or conditions, Orthopedic Specialists of Oakland County providers offer surgery to remove, repair, or replace damaged tissues, restore musculoskeletal functioning, and diminish neck and arm pain.

To find the cause of neck and arm pain and eliminate it, call the Orthopedic Specialists of Oakland County office nearest you or request an appointment online today.