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I have a burning sensation in both arms that goes to my pinky finger. What could this be?

I have a burning sensation in both arms that goes to my pinky finger.  What could this be?

Nerve pain: It sounds as if you have a nerve irritation. Since it is in both arms it may be coming from a compression in the neck. See you doctor. You may need some testing to diagnose the exact cause. ...Read more

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


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Burning sensation down both arms?

Burning sensation down both arms?

Pinched nerve: Sounds like a pinched nerve n your neck. See your doctor for evaluation. May need an mri, p.T. Or meds. ...Read more

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I'm having a burning sensation both front thighs,both arms,lower back..weakness both legs?

I'm having a burning sensation both front thighs,both arms,lower back..weakness both legs?

Could be neurologic: burning sensation that you describe could be something effecting the sensory nerve fibers going to your legs. weakness of legs may be something with the nerves innervating and leading to your legs. I suggest you see your primary care physician or a neurologist. ...Read more

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What causes intermittent pain in both arms from shoulders down to fingers? Almost burning pain. Seems to be worse at elbows, wrists.

What causes intermittent pain in both arms from shoulders down to fingers? Almost burning pain. Seems to be worse at elbows, wrists.

Neck problem: its possible that you symptoms are due to cervical stenosis or cervical radiculopathy. You should see your doctor about having either an MRI of your neck And/or nerve conduction study to pin point the problem. ...Read more

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What causes burning neck pain that radiates down both arms? Along with numbness and tingling in the neck? The burning pain at times is unbearable

What causes burning neck pain that radiates down both arms? Along with numbness and tingling in the neck? The burning pain at times is unbearable

Disc problem: While most of the time it is not serious but it could be a sign of a disc problem or another condition called spinal stenosis. I would recommend your see a spinal specialist who will evaluate your physical exam and may order further diagnostic tests such as an MRI ...Read more

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I am on a prednisone pack. I am having so much burning pain in the neck and down both arms. I had it before I took them but now it is worse. Help?

I am on a prednisone pack. I am having so much burning pain in the neck and down both arms. I had it before I took them but now it is worse. Help?

Nerve impingement?: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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What causes pain in both arms from shoulders down to fingers? Sometimes right hand fingers feel as if they are moving slowly. Almost a burning pain

What causes pain in both arms from shoulders down to fingers? Sometimes right hand fingers feel as if they are moving slowly.  Almost a burning pain

Look at your neck: since cervical nerve roots affect the hands as does the upper thoracic nerve roots. Often when there's neck problems or overuse syndrome (typing nonstop) can affect a carpel tunnel that can affect ur fingers. So call your doctor. Get a 2nd opinion too from an osteopathic doctor (DO) who specializes in NMM (Neuromusculoskeletal medicine) & can evaluate you medically, possible image your neck too. ...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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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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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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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; then consideration might be for 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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Burning sensation starts in upper back and goes down arms?

Pinched nerves: What you describe sounds like it could be pinched nerves originating in your lower neck. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is causing a painful burning sensation in the back and arms?

What is causing a painful burning sensation in the back and arms?

Pain in back and arm: If it's symmetrical, this could be related to impingement or compression of nerves in your cervical/upper thoracic spine regions. Consult with a neurologist who can help localize the source and recommend further tests. ...Read more

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What is the solution for burning sensation in your arms?

Form of neuropathy: This could be related to some compression
of the nerves supplying your arm at their exits from the cervical cord thru the cervical spine. See your orthopedic doc for early diagnosis and relief. ...Read more

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What causes a burning sensation in your arms, neck, and upper back?

What causes a burning sensation in your arms, neck, and upper back?

C-radiculopathy...: ......one of your nasty little brothers shining a magnifying lens on your neck while you're out minding your own business and getting a tan! I'm jealous...we used to live in Austin....beautiful weather but you can keep the fire ants! Now, why at such a young age are you having these issues? Your symptoms could be an entrapment of the suprascapular nerve. See a neurologist for more workup. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in upper and middle back are sometimes travel to arms and ribs persistant off and on for months 27 year old female?

Trigger points: If intermittent, it is likely that you are having trigger points in muscles of your upper back that then trigger pain radiation into the
arms and down into the rib cage. In a young person this is often posture or activity related. Have your primary send you to a rehab medicine doctor or a neurologist interested in musculoskeletal pain. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my chest and arms i'm not entirely sure why or we're it came from but this mixed with my anxiety isn't good. What is it?

I have a burning sensation in my chest and arms i'm not entirely sure why or we're it came from but this mixed with my anxiety isn't good. What is it?

Talk to your Dr.: This could be a symptom of your anxiety, but it could be something that needs immediate medical attention. Call your dr. And explain your symptoms. Are you seeing a therapist for your anxiety? If yes, bring this up in your session. If no, look into starting treatment. You cannot tackle any of this alone. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about sudden pinches or burning sensation on my body(mostly boobs and arms)and feeling like I'm hot (but my temperature is normal)?

Should I be worried about sudden pinches or burning sensation on my body(mostly boobs and arms)and feeling like I'm hot (but my temperature is normal)?

Many possibilities: From a muscular problem of the chest or arms, to some sort of medical illness (viral illness, problem such as thyroid dysfunction, other hormone problems among others). Recommend seeing a doctor licensed in your area for examination to help pinpoint the likely cause and if remains unclear they can run tests. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my arms, neck and lips doesn't last long?

I have a burning sensation in my arms, neck and lips doesn't last long?

See doctor : This could be due various reasons like allergic reaction eczema etc . Please consult your doctor for detailed history and examination. ...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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I feel a burning sensation on my arms, stomach, and back. What is it?

Could be sunburn,,,: It depends on when it started and what you were doing or came in contact with but it sounds like sunburn or some irritation from detergent or contact with some clothing. It might be a good idea to get checked for allergies. Good luck. ...Read more

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Heve a burning sensation in my arms and hands when i pass water?

Heve a burning sensation in my arms and hands when i pass water?

Burning ; Urination: A bladder infection may cause a tingling sensation in the arms long before the typical symptoms of burning in the urethra. However, the arm tingling may also relate to a spinal nerve issue. I would check with your provider if the symptoms don't subside on their own soon. ...Read more

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From time to time I get an extremely uncomfortable cold burning sensation on my face and arms. It borders on painful .

From time to time I get an extremely uncomfortable cold burning sensation on my face and arms. It borders on painful .

Neuropathic: This sounds neuropathic in nature. I would have it checked with a neurologist. Hard to diagnose just from this information. ...Read more