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Your Fall on Arm as It Is by His Side May Also be Known as:
Fell on arm
Landed on arm

Top 6 Fall on Arm as It Is by His Side Causes

  1. 1.Brachial Plexopathy

    The brachial plexus is a complex nerve network located in the upper chest deep to the collar bone, which supplies the shoulder, arm, forearm, and hand. Damage to the brachial plexus is usually due to mechanical injury or trauma, and can interfere with normal nerve function causing numbness, pain, and/or weakness.

    You should visit your primary care physician to discuss these symptoms. It is likely the doctor will perform a thorough physical exam, and in many cases refer you to a specialist, physical therapist, or both. A professional evaluation is very important, as surgical treatment might be required for a brachial plexus nerve injury.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in one arm, shoulder pain that shoots to the arm, arm weakness, numbness in one arm, shoulder pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

    Impingement syndrome is a common shoulder condition seen in aging adults. The tendons of rotator cuff muscles, whose action is to rotate the arm such such as during a tennis swing, pass in a narrow space between two bones in the shoulder. When the space becomes too narrow, which can happen as a result of an overuse injury, pain may develop as the tendons rub against the bones.

    You should visit your primary care physician who will coordinate care with a muscle and bone specialist (orthopedic surgeon). Treatments for impingement syndrome involve rest, over-the-counter pain medication, steroid injections, physical therapy, and surgery in rare, serious cases.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in one shoulder, dull, achy shoulder pain, shoulder pain that gets worse at night, difficulty moving the shoulder, shoulder pain from overuse
    Symptoms that always occur with rotator cuff tendonitis:
    pain in one shoulder
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Normal Occurrence of a Fall

    A fall that caused no bodily harm.

    Your fall does not seem to have caused any major damage and does not currently require treatment.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    injury from a common fall, dizziness
    Symptoms that always occur with normal occurrence of a fall:
    injury from a common fall
    Symptoms that never occur with normal occurrence of a fall:
    general numbness, dizziness, alertness level change
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

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  4. 4.Recent Fall From 6 Feet or Higher

    A fall from a high area can break bones, cause internal bleeding, and overall, just needs a doc's attention!

    There may be several explanations for this symptom and its severity, but a healthcare professional should make an assessment as soon as possible because it may be serious.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    recent fall from 6 feet or higher
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  5. 5.A Shoulder Strain

    Shoulder strain, also known as a muscle pull, is a common occurrence attributed to a damaged muscle and often is the result of heavy lifting or sports.

    You can safely treat this condition on your own with anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, heat or cold therapy, and other conservative treatment approaches. In most instances, non-surgical treatment is the first approach, and many people can avoid surgery altogether. Persistent pain after conservative treatment may respond to corticosteroid injections but may eventually require surgery.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in one shoulder, pain in the front of the shoulder, shoulder pain from overuse, shoulder pain from an injury, sports injury
    Symptoms that always occur with a shoulder strain:
    pain in one shoulder
    Symptoms that never occur with a shoulder strain:
    arm weakness, arm numbness
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit
  6. 6.Non - Specific Shoulder Pain

    The shoulder is made up of many ligaments and several bones. Shoulder pain is often not identifiable because of how complicated a joint it is.

    You can take care of your shoulder pain with rest, ice (for 10-20 minutes at a time), and over-the-counter pain medications.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    shoulder pain
    Symptoms that always occur with non-specific shoulder pain:
    shoulder pain
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Fall on Arm as It Is by His Side

  • Q.How long has your shoulder pain been going on?
  • Q.How would you explain the cause of your shoulder pain?
  • Q.Which of the following describes your physical fitness:
  • Q.Was your fall:

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Fall on Arm as It Is by His Side Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced fall on arm as it is by his side have also experienced:

    • 20% Headache Resulting From a Head Injury
    • 20% Pain in One Arm
    • 20% Joint Stiffness
  • People who have experienced fall on arm as it is by his side were most often matched with:

    • 25% Brachial Plexopathy
    • 25% Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
    • 25% Normal Occurrence of a Fall

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