Upper Extremity Pain
Pain in the arms, hands, or fingers can be disabling as it can lead to problems or inability to perform activities of daily living. Pain with numbness and/or weakness may necessitate surgical consultation depending on the severity and acuteness. This pain can be the result of injury, inflammation, poor or reduced blood circulation, diabetes, or spinal cord injury. Neuropathic conditions of the upper extremity with dysfunction of the sympathetic nervous system will be covered under the complex regional pain section.