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Doctor insights on: Burning Pain Under Arm

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Burning Pain (Definition)

Burning pain is one of the hallmarks of pain due to nerve damage. Any skin condition may also cause burning pain. It is different than sharp stabbing pain ...Read more


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Sharp burning pain under right armpit only when I move my arm a certain way and nit all the time. Just once in awhile. Very painful.

Shoulder pain: To help more would need to know the "certain way" you move it Armpit pain is usually from the joint. Intermittent pain would indicate a capsular tear. If it gets bothersome enough to consider surgery (arthroscopic, outpatient)then get an MRI and see a surgeon. Otherwise avoid using it the "Certain way" for a few weeks to let it heal. You may need a follow up. Let us know. ...Read more

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Left outer elbow joint very painful (tennis elbow)? Hurting for sometime and now pain inside of upper arm to armpit. Why? Sometimes burning pain.

Left outer elbow joint very painful (tennis elbow)? Hurting for sometime and now pain inside of upper arm to armpit.  Why? Sometimes burning pain.

Suggestions: Hard to pin down just one answer here, as you could possess an extensor tendinitis associated with peripheral nerve compression at elbow or even shoulder. Could consider thoracic outlet syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome or even radial nerve problem. See orthopedic surgeon, maybe get EMG study, and find out what is present so that therapy will be focused. ...Read more

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Burning pain in left upper back, shoulderblade, ribs under armpit, breast, and below breast.Some arm pain too.Pain moves and is intermittent. ideas?

Burning pain in left upper back, shoulderblade, ribs under armpit, breast, and below breast.Some arm pain too.Pain moves and is intermittent. ideas?

Burning pain: Have you experienced a rash in that same area? You are describing the pain that one sees with shingles. The pain will follow the path of a nerve affected by the reactivation of the virus that causes Chicken Pox. ...Read more

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What would cause burning pain in left shoulderblade, under armpit in left rib cage along bra line, under left breast, and in left side arm near bicep?

What would cause burning pain in left shoulderblade, under armpit in left rib cage along bra line, under left breast, and in left side arm near bicep?

Burning pain: Have you experienced a rash in that same area? You are describing the pain that one sees with shingles. The pain will follow the path of a nerve affected by the reactivation of the virus that causes Chicken Pox. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel a burning pain long after carrying my purse and bag on only one arm?

Possible: Carrying a purse or backpack in an awkward position involving just one arm may cause burning pain if excessive compression of one of the nerves occurred. It may take a little while before the nerve regains its function. ...Read more

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Burning pain in different parts of my arms it comesp and goes and last for a few minutes?

Unusual: Burning pain that Moves Around can be several different things sometimes and imbalance of electrolytes are chemicals in your blood can do this. Most often anxiety symptoms see a primary care doctor for specific treatment and diagnosis ...Read more