Brachial Neuralgia is a painful nerve disorder in the arm, similar to the pain from sciatica in the legs. The symptoms can feel similar to those of a heart attack, but are usually the result of an inflammation, irritation or compression of the brachial nerves. The pain can be chronic or acute and be sharp, stabbing, burning or shooting.
The cause of the pain should be determined before proceeding with any massage. A possible heart attack needs to be ruled out. Brachial Neuralgia caused by injury or compression can be treated with massage, but the client's physician should be consulted first.