Experiencing arm pain after a car accident? Three steps to the treatment you need

Arm Pain After Car Accident

Car accidents can lead to a number of different types of pain, with neck and back issues being particularly common. However, arm pain after a car accident is another injury that many people report. In some cases, the pain can be immediate, but in others, there can be a delayed onset of days or even weeks. 

No matter what, it is important to seek prompt medical attention after an accident, even if you don’t feel any initial pain or symptoms. In many cases of arm pain, physical therapy can be a highly effective form of treatment. To learn more about what to expect if you’re being recommended to see a physical therapist, or if you are seeking one out on your own, we’ve prepared the following guide. 

Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions or just want to learn more about our range of treatment options. 

Three steps to auto accident-related arm pain treatment

When beginning physical therapy for arm pain relief, you can expect to undergo the following steps: 

  1. At your initial appointment, you can expect a review of your medical history, a discussion of your accident and the specific symptoms you’re experiencing as well as a physical evaluation and movement tests.
  2. With this information, you and your therapist can create a treatment plan based on your recovery goals and lifestyle. Typical physical therapy treatments include manual therapy, passive and active range-of-motion techniques, and strengthening exercises. 
  3. In addition to your in-clinic sessions, you will also receive instruction on at-home treatments and exercises that can help you relieve pain, improve functioning and promote the healing process. 

Everyone improves at a different rate, so it’s important to be patient and expect some degree of trial and error as you work closely with your therapist to find the right combination of treatments for you. 

Personalized treatment at Franklin Rehabilitation

Our team has decades of combined experience treating injuries related to car accidents, including arm pain. We’re committed to compassionate care that keeps you and your wellness as the focus of treatment. To learn more about how we can help you find relief, contact us today and schedule your initial appointment.