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Pain in the arm may have a local cause or be the sign of an external disorder. The precise location of the pain, how it occurred, whether it gets better or worse, is steady or intermittent, and its schedule of occurrence are factors to consider when choosing one of the many causes responsible for this symptom. Local causes may be a fracture, tendinitis, dislocation, and burns, among others. In the absence of a traumatic event, the pain can be muscular, articular, or nervous. A doctor may be better able to direct their diagnosis after taking into account all of these elements.