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Arm Pain Specialist

Kasra Amirdelfan, M.D. -  - Interventional Pain Management Specialist

Kasra Amirdelfan, M.D.

Interventional Pain Management Specialist located in Walnut Creek, CA

Acute and chronic arm pain can slow you down, but it doesn’t have to continue to do so. Kasra Amirdelfan, MD, stands out in the East Bay for his world-renowned expertise in pain management and interventional techniques that treat your discomfort at the source. To see how Dr. Amirdelfan can help manage your arm pain, call his practice in Walnut Creek, California, or schedule an appointment online today.

Arm Pain Q & A

What is arm pain?

When you have arm pain, it can occur anywhere in your arm, including your shoulder, elbow, and wrist. In most cases, this type of discomfort develops because of overuse or injury and can vary from mild to severe.

In addition to arm pain, you might also experience symptoms that include:

  • Redness
  • Stiffness or swelling
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Sharp or searing pain

Sometimes, you can also have swelling in the lymph nodes located underneath your arm.

What causes arm pain?

Arm pain can have a variety of causes, including:

  • Pinched nerves
  • Herniated discs
  • Strains or sprains
  • Tendinitis
  • Broken bones
  • Arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Radiculopathy

You can also experience arm pain if you have complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).

What is complex regional pain syndrome?

CRPS is a unique pain condition that usually develops after you’ve experienced physical damage, such as a broken bone, heart attack, stroke, or surgery.

When you have CRPS, it’s common to experience a wide range of symptoms, including:

  • Pain in your arm
  • Changes in the nails, skin, hair, and joints on your arm
  • Swelling
  • Hypersensitivity to touch or cold

CRPS can also cause muscle loss, weakness, or spasms that affect your mobility.

How is arm pain diagnosed and treated?

To develop a treatment plan for your arm pain, Dr. Amirdelfan conducts a comprehensive physical exam, reviews your symptoms, and talks about your medical and personal history. He might also suggest additional testing to rule out underlying conditions causing your symptoms.

Once he reaches a diagnosis, Dr. Amirdelfan works closely with you to create a treatment plan that addresses the cause of your symptoms, not merely masks them.

As a world-renowned pain management specialist, Dr. Amirdelfan relies on cutting-edge interventional pain management treatments to resolve issues like arm pain. These techniques might include:

  • Nerve blocks
  • Epidural injections
  • Intrathecal infusion
  • Interspinous spacers
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion
  • Spinal cord stimulation (SCS)

Dr. Amirdelfan might also recommend regenerative medicine techniques that harness the healing properties in your body to support tissue repair and regeneration.

To find solutions for your arm pain, call the office of Dr. Kasra Amirdelfan or schedule an appointment online today.