After a car crash, you may have significant arm or elbow pain. There are a few reasons for this. First, if you tensed or were holding onto the wheel, your arms were vectors for the force of the collision. Your joints may have absorbed some of the shock, but that also means that they may have been bruised or injured as a result.
Arm and elbow pain doesn't necessarily relate to an actual arm or elbow injury, though. Did you know that having pain in your arm or elbow could be a sign of issues such as:
- Blood clots
- Heart problems
- Herniated discs
- Broken bones higher or lower on the body, such as in the shoulder or wrist