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Pain syndromes of the upper limb

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Part of the Problems in Practice Series book series (PRIP, volume 4)

Abstract

Pain in the arm is a very common complaint. It is either brachial neuralgia — pain travelling down the whole arm usually due to a cervical disc lesion — or else localized pain in the shoulder, elbow wrist or hand. There may be a combination of these, for instance, pain referred from cervical spondylosis may summate with a tennis elbow, and perhaps also a carpal tunnel syndrome. This chapter’s main message is that for adequate and effective treatment we must recognize all sites from which brachial pain is derived.

Keywords

Median Nerve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Cervical Spondylosis Freeze Shoulder 
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© D. N. Golding 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Princess Alexandra HospitalHarlow, EssexEngland
  2. 2.East Herts/West Essex HospitalsEngland

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