National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on Arm Injuries and Disorders is the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Of the 206 bones in your body, 3 of them are in your arm; the humerus, radius and ulna. Your arms are also made up of muscles, joints, tendons and other connective tissue. Injuries to any of these parts of the arm can occur during sports, a fall or an accident.
Types of arm injuries include
Some nerve problems, arthritis, or cancers can affect the entire arm and cause pain, spasms, swelling and trouble moving. You may also have problems or injure specific parts of your arm, such as your hand, wrist, elbow or shoulder.
References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)