The upper arm can on many levels be equated with the femur. It’s the top part of an extremity, the largest for the area, a long tubular bone which is encircled by big muscles. So you often see the same injuries in the upper arm, as in the thigh.

However, the muscles in the upper arm are smaller than the ones in the thigh, that’s why slams and blows will often more cause bone fractures in the upper arm, but in the thigh compression ruptures will be seen more frequently.

Find your injury in the list below:

Prolapsed disc in the neck

  • Local pain at the site of the prolapse and possible radiating pain into one leg exacerbated by exertion.
  • Prickling sensations the area of nerve intervention (dermatome).
  • Svaghed i armen.
  • Reflexes may be altered.
  • Functional failure due to direct pressure on the nerves.

Rupture of the biceps muscle

  • A snap in the arm and immediate distinct pain on the front of the arm, as soon as the injury occurs.
  • A muscular bagging in the middle of the arm as the biceps falls down when the tendon breaks.
  • Strongly reduced elbow flexion, and outwards rotation (supination).
  • Shoulder movement is usually not affected.

  • Pain in shoulder and neck.
  • Pain in arm.
  • Pain in hand.
  • Sleeping, pricking and stabbing sensations into the hand.
  • Skin color change in hand and arm.
  • Cold hand.
  • Weak pulse in arm and hand.
  • Weak gripping strength in hand.
  • A pounding sensation at the collar bone.
  • In the worst case a blood clot under the collar bone.