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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.