Not all pain is manageable, especially when an arm hurts because of compressed nerves. Even the strongest meds will not completely stop it from hurting. It is important to see a healthcare professional who will do more than just throw pills your way. Medication is not a cure. It only masks the symptoms of the problem. In the meantime, compression clothing can be worn to naturally lessen the discomfort, and without harmful side effects. It is too costly for some, but alternatives can be used. If you have been told to try tight-fitting medical garments but cannot afford them, try budget options instead. They can work just as well, and for a fraction of the cost of name brand shirts and other clothes.
The information here is not intended to replace professional advice or medical care. When in doubt, ask your healthcare provider before using compression clothing or wraps of any type. They are recommended for some, but not for others. In any case, seek a cure instead of just something to temporarily ease the pain.
Wrap the Arm with a Stretchy Fabric Bandage
The least expensive compression clothing to alleviate arm pain is not considered a garment, but it works incredibly well. Buy a stretchy gauze bandage that includes metal clips. Firmly wrap your wrist and arm. If your hand is also affected, wrap the bandage across your palm a couple of times before going around the wrist. Do not wrap it too tightly. The bandage should not leave marks or cut off circulation. You do not have to buy an overpriced drugstore option. A Rexall brand wrap can be purchased at Dollar General for approximately $2.50.
I have a pinched nerve in my cervical spine, and a stretchy Rexall bandage works exceptionally well to ease the pain in my arm and across the top of my hand. I have to wait more than a month to see a neurosurgeon, and the compression bandage produces better results than the medication that was prescribed by a nurse practitioner. It is a fantastic natural pain control option for my particular situation.
Use a Compression Sleeve Instead of a Shirt
If you do not want to wear a stretchy bandage, opt for a compression sleeve to help alleviate arm pain. A sleeve is one of the best alternatives to costly clothes. Shop online to find a preferred pattern, color and style. They do not have to look like medical bandages or part of an old spandex outfit. They are available in countless colors and patterns, and they can look great as they work as a natural remedy for arm pain.
Source: Living with Cervical Spinal Stenosis and Arm Pain