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Doctor insights on: Burning Sensation In Arm Muscle Symptoms

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What causes a burning sensation in the viens in my fore arms? Also the muscles in my calfs keep locking up.

What causes a burning sensation in the viens in my fore arms? Also the muscles in my calfs keep locking up.

Don't know: I have never heard of burning in forearm veins unless something has been injected into them. Assuming you are not doing that (and maybe especially if you are) then you should see a clinician to find the cause of this and the leg cramps. Probably need blood tests as well. Meanwhile, keep your arms above your heart level and try some heat on them as well as your leg muscles to see if it helps. ...Read more

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When i stretch my arms and legs i get a burning sensation in my muscles that last about 3-5 seconds?

When i stretch my arms and legs i get a burning sensation in my muscles that last about 3-5 seconds?

May be normal: Hard to say, but with stretching and working out the muscles, sometimes the stretch is intense enough to create a burning sensation to to Lactic Acid buildup. If this happens quite often, with minor stretching, i might consider seeing a dr. Make sure you are well hydrated and take magnesium/potassium supplements, which may help. But first consult a dr. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if I am hearing popping noises by heart? I also have burning sensation on chest, arms, pins and needles, muscle loss,

Should i be concerned if I am hearing popping noises by heart? I also have burning sensation on chest, arms, pins and needles, muscle loss,

Burning sensation: Yes, this is something to be concerned about. I can't speak to the "popping" noises that you are having, but the numbness/tingling/burning most likely is due to nerve compression at a high thoracic spine level. You need to see a physician and have an MRI ordered to evaluate if you have cord compression from a disc herniation or some other secondary cause. ...Read more

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I have bad pain on the back of neck, vomiting, pain in shoulders going down arms. Numbness, tingling, burning sensation. Muscles pulling from spine. ?

I have bad pain on the back of neck, vomiting, pain in shoulders going down arms. Numbness, tingling, burning sensation. Muscles pulling from spine. ?

Go to ER: If you have severe pain in the back of your neck and vomiting, you should go to the er for evaluation and treatment. This is concerning, and you want to make sure you don't have meningitis. ...Read more

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Broken collarbone, moved wrong lastnight & experienced a burning sensation near my armpit. Muscles swollen/pulling on something. Should i see doctor?

Broken collarbone, moved wrong lastnight & experienced a burning sensation near my armpit. Muscles swollen/pulling on something. Should i see doctor?

Yes, if worse: It sounds like your clavicle is treated with a sling or "figure-8" brace. It is common for these fractures to move early on with minimal activity. Your swelling is common and burning sensation is related to nerve irritation. If you are at all concerned or your symptoms are significantly worse, it is worth returning to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have burning sensation in back of left arm, above elbow. I have had no injuries. Pain also down my lower arm. No other symptoms.?

I have burning sensation in back of left arm, above elbow.  I have had no injuries.  Pain also down my lower arm. No other symptoms.?

See below: Any rashes associated with the pain area? If so, consider "shingles" but the pain often comes before the rash. Watch for this. Any numbness in the area or down the arm, consider a neck issue/brachial nerve plexus issue. See your doctor for confirmation or not. ...Read more

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Can a stroke cause a burning sedation in the arm w/o any other symptoms. No numbness nothing. Just a burning sensation?

Can a stroke cause a burning sedation in the arm w/o any other symptoms. No numbness nothing. Just a burning sensation?

Yes but uncommon: Strokes can cause disordered sensation anywhere there are sensory nerves (i.e., everywhere in the body). But burning sensations in any limb are much, much more commonly due to local problems (not brain diseases). ...Read more

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Burning sensation on skin of upper arm/shoulder for 2 weeks, but nothing there, skin looks completely normal. No rashes or other symptoms. What is it?

Burning sensation on skin of upper arm/shoulder for 2 weeks, but nothing there, skin looks completely normal. No rashes or other symptoms. What is it?

Neuropathy: Sounds like a nerve problem, so we'd call it neuropathy. It can be caused by anything damaging a nerve. Shingles or herpes can do this, but if it has been going on for 2 weeks I'd expect there to be spots or bumps or something showing on the skin by now. It can also be caused by your immune system attacking the nerve or by the nerve being pinched in your spine or elsewhere. See your doc for help. ...Read more

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Can I still have my anxiety symptoms (tremors, muscle twitches, burning sensation) when I'm not anxious at the moment. I have had anxiety for months.

Can I still have my anxiety symptoms (tremors, muscle twitches, burning sensation) when I'm not anxious at the moment. I have had anxiety for months.

Eval: please ask your parents to schedule a visit with a child/adolescent psychiatrist. if you don't want to do that then i'd recommend the counselor at your school. if you can't do that then find an adult that you trust and ask them to assist you in arranging an eval or getting you into counseling. ...Read more

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My bowel cancer missed symptoms since januaury had colonoscopy think they missed it loss in more weight notably muscle including burning sensation in?

My bowel cancer missed symptoms since januaury  had colonoscopy think they missed it loss in more weight notably muscle including burning sensation in?

Need treatments: Colonoscopy will show only colon tumors not bowel cancers, small bowel cancers are less common , difficult to diagnose , most of the time not diagnosed in early stages , from what you are telling , your problem appear to be nutritional need to take more calories , seek the advise of your treatment team, . ...Read more

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Symptoms: shoulder pain (shoots down arm&back), burning sensation, tingling, cant sleep on shoulder, hard 2 lift, worse at night, weak, popping noise

Symptoms: shoulder pain (shoots down arm&back), burning sensation, tingling, cant sleep on shoulder, hard 2 lift, worse at night, weak, popping noise

A-C Joint? : If a young person were to have shoulder pain with pain lying on shoulder at night & weakness with lifting & a "popping" sound. A consideration is A-C, acromioclavicular, separation. Has there been a traumatic injury or fall onto shoulder? Skateboarding? See an Osteopath or Physiatrist. A-C joint X-ray films standing upright with & without weights might be needed; as well as an MRI. ...Read more

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What could be wrong with my arm? Female, 33. No injury to arm. Tight, burning sensation in left bicep. Feels better when elbow is bent 90 degrees. Also, aching pain in front of shoulder when playing the flute. Symptoms came out of nowhere and it has been

What could be wrong with my arm? Female, 33. No injury to arm. Tight, burning sensation in left bicep. Feels better when elbow is bent 90 degrees. Also, aching pain in front of shoulder when playing the flute. Symptoms came out of nowhere and it has been

Biceps : Biceps tendinitis, may have symptoms of burning pain at the front of the shoulder, tightness i the biceps muscle ( depending upon forearm rotation and elbow position) there are several causes and associated problems but overhead activity usually exacerbates this. If symptoms persist talk to your pcp regarding an evaluation and anti inflammatories or see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Arm stretch created a painful cramp of biceps muscle with stinging burning pain. Continues to be painful 4 hours later?

Arm stretch created a painful cramp of biceps muscle with stinging burning pain. Continues to be painful 4 hours later?

Microtears: It is likely that you have microtears of the biceps and these may take 7 to 10 days to heal. Rest your biceps area during this time. ...Read more

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I am 7 weeks pregnant and having real bad pain in trapezius muscle. Can't sleep at all real bad burning pain tingling all the way down my arm.

Needs Evaluation: Although these kind of symptoms generally are musculoskeletal in origin and self-limited, in your situation I would seek medical evaluation. AVOID NSAID-type medicine like Ibuprofen, Aleve, (naproxen) or Aspirin and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Having terrible muscle burning in my arms and legs like I am working out that type of burning pain..Cpk aldolose ncv emg normal...Any idea what it is?

Having terrible muscle burning in my arms and legs like I am working out that type of burning pain..Cpk aldolose ncv emg normal...Any idea what it is?

EMG has limitations: It can still be nerve pain even with an emg/ncv, this test does not detect damage to the small nerve fibers that transmit pain. Fibromyalgia although less common in young men, can present with muscle pains in all 4 quadrants of the body, above & below waist, left & right side. ...Read more

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Normal emg/ncv normal CPK normal lactic acid but I have intense burning pain in my arms and legs...With no weakness.Just very bad burning muscle pain?

Medication complicat: The symptoms are from the atenolol and if they are from that med you probably have an intolerance to all beta blockers and medication metabolized by cytochrome p450 system in the liver. Need to stop the meds and check to see if you have enough magnesium in you body you probably need magnesium supplements. ...Read more

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Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
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Burning Sensation (Definition)

A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more