The Cause Of Pain In The Base Of The Elderly Arm?
, my father is 65 years old and has almost 3 months of pain in the base of the arm What is the cause of the pain and how to overcome it?
Hello Santiaf Arom, thank you for asking with HealthReplies.com.
Pain in the base of the arm can be caused by injuries to the muscles, shoulder joints, or bones in the upper arm area. Some conditions that can cause pain in the base of the arm between others:
Nucleus Hernias Pulposus (HNP)
Bursitis or tendonitis
Broken bones / fractures
If pain is felt to be disturbing, there are limitations in moving the shoulders or weakness in the limbs so in order to be able to determine exactly the cause of your father's complaint it is advisable to consult an orthopedic specialist.
Your doctor needs to do a physical examination directly on the area of your father's upper arm or shoulder and also perform supporting examinations such as X-ray or MRI examination in accordance with existing indications. If you already know the damage or the exact cause of the perceived complaint then your doctor can provide several alternative measures such as physiotherapy, administration of drugs or surgery according to the condition of the disease being experienced. To reduce the pain that is felt eating can consume pain medication that is sold freely such as paracetamol.
Hopefully this information can be useful for you.