If the pain has been caused by doing more activity than used to, it may be just a sprained your arm. This means the arm tissues have been stretched, twisted or torn, but aren’t permanently damaged.

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Sometimes, the general “wear and tear” that occurs in the joints and bones of the spine as a person gets older can cause the nerves in the spinal cord to become squashed or trapped. This can cause pain that radiates from the neck to the arms, and sometimes also pins and needles.