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Pain in the arm can indicate a variety of issues ranging in severity. Though general pain can often be traced to exertion or minor injury, a medical professional should evaluate long-lasting or intense arm pain, as the symptom could be indicative of a more serious condition.

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1. Simple Sprain

Sprains can develop due to strenuous activity to which the body is unaccustomed. Overstretching, twisting, or tearing tissues can cause pain, but the problem usually heals after a few days or weeks of rest. If the pain is intense, over-the-counter painkillers and ice or heat can alleviate the sensation. If the pain continues for more than a couple of weeks, visit a doctor.

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