Arm pain is usually defined as discomfort or pain anywhere on the arm, including the shoulder, elbow and wrist. It can be experienced in a variety of ways, ranging from a sudden accident to inflammation of the skin, muscles or joints. Tripping and falling, and conditions caused by overuse are just some examples of how you could develop an arm injury.
The symptoms of an arm injury may not be serious enough to warrant medical attention, and in many cases, you should be able to manage your pain at home. Rest, over-the-counter medicine and gentle massage may be enough to help you get on with your life while the injury heals. However, if you experience any of the following symptoms, it is vital that you speak to your doctor as soon as possible:
- Severe pain
- Numbness or tingling in your arm
- Swelling or redness
- Inability to move your arm due to weakness in the muscles
- A misshapen joint
If minor pain does not improve or becomes worse after two days of home treatment, your doctor will be able to give you any treatment that you need and can further advise you about treating an arm injury.
What caused your arm injury?
The long term effects of an arm injury will depend greatly on the initial cause of your condition. For example, a broken bone could take 6-8 weeks to completely heal while a minor burn on the skin should take only a few days. Your GP will be able to give a prognosis that is specific to your own personal situation.
If your injury occurred as a result of a no-fault accident, then you might be thinking about seeking compensation. You can find out more about claiming for an arm injury by chatting to an adviser at Accident Advice Helpline today. We are one of the top law firms in the UK, and we will be delighted to give you free initial advice about your claim.Open Claim Calculator
At Accident Advice Helpline, our specialist solicitors are experts in personal injury claims, and they will work hard to get you the maximum compensation with the minimum of fuss.
Call Accident Advice Helpline to start your claim today
If you are concerned about the cost of claiming for an arm injury, then you will be interested to know that Accident Advice Helpline operates strictly under the no-win, no-fee* agreement. That means that you don’t pay any money upfront to get your claim started and you can move forward with confidence.
You can choose to get in touch by calling either:
- 0800 689 0500 from a landline,
- 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone or
- by texting the phrase, ‘claim365’ to 88010 and we will call you back as soon as possible.