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Chris Guleff
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You might want to get a checkup to make sure you’re not getting carpal tunnel syndrome — maybe from an activity or work that involves repetitive motion. That can definitely cause arm pain and numbness.Otherwise, a shoulder injury or arthritis can affect the upper arm. I have both conditions — I’m likely a lot older than you are — but I have noticed that violin and especially viola playing has become more difficult for me over time. Either condition can be alleviated through medical and holistic treatments — physical therapy, yoga and Qigong have helped me, as well as supplements to make your joints more limber.