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I get pain from my buttocks and down my leg, but I also get the burning sensation in my hands, arms and shoulders. Is this also by the sciatica?

I get pain from my buttocks and down my leg, but I also get the burning sensation in my hands, arms and shoulders. Is this also by the sciatica?

No: Sciatica may only apply to the symptoms in your legs. For a full evaluation, see your primary care physician, who might end up referring you to a neurologist. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/sciatica. Html ...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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Severe burning sensation and pain in arms, hands, neck, and mid-to-lower back. Extreme weakness in arms and hands. What can I take to ease pain/burning?

Severe burning sensation and pain in arms, hands, neck, and mid-to-lower back. Extreme weakness in arms and hands. What can I take to ease pain/burning?

Joint pain: See a physician. You should be evaluated for your symptoms to rule out medication side effects or a nerve or rheumatologic condition. I recommend seeing your primary care provider first, who can then refer you to a rheumatologist or neurologist as appropriate. ...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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Tingling and burning sensation in arms and hands after fingers link together. Is this from bad circulation?

Tingling and burning sensation in arms and hands after fingers link together. Is this from bad circulation?

No: Tingling and burning (collectively called "paresthesias" medically) are symtoms of peripheral nerve dysfunction. Sounds like you're compressing a trigger point? It's more common with certain diseases such as diabetes but can occur in normal people as well. ...Read more

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I have a bad burning sensation in my left arm and left hand?

I have a bad burning sensation in my left arm and left hand?

Consider: Could be mechanical nerve compression at elbow or wrist, but due to possible referred cardiac pain to left arm, also check for possible angina. Your doctor needs to know what is occurring. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a shooting pain, or a burning sensation or a freezing cold hand in my right arm. This has been for 9 months and is getting worse.?

I am experiencing a shooting pain, or a burning sensation or a freezing cold hand in my right arm. This has been for 9 months and is getting worse.?

See your doctor: For symptoms that last this long, its in your best interest to see your doctor. He/she has the best chance of finding out what's going on. ...Read more

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I've been suffering the last 4days with intense headache on my right hand side from my neck half way up my head. I have a burning sensation in my arm?

I've been suffering the last 4days with intense headache on my right hand side from my neck half way up my head. I have a burning sensation in my arm?

Exam/testing: Seek a medical examination today: cannot be diagnosed online. Additionally, you seem to asking multiple medical questions for answers, perhaps seeing your physician would help. ...Read more

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Burning sensation, and tingling and swelling in right side of body. Hand arm leg an feet. What could that be?

Burning sensation, and tingling and swelling in right side of body. Hand arm leg an feet. What could that be?

Parasthesias: Some type of upper motor neuron lesion such as stroke. You should seek medical evaluation asap. ...Read more

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Burning sensation on left side of neck tingling and numbness on right arm/hand, feels like blood gets cut off is this from a pinched nerve?

Burning sensation on left side of neck tingling and numbness on right arm/hand, feels like blood gets cut off is this from a pinched nerve?

Possibly: Depending on how long this has gone on, you should probably see a pain doctor to find out the cause. Could be a pinched nerve or something else. ...Read more

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Numbness from elbow down to hand with cramps/burning on fingers. I have a rug burning sensation by the elbows. Both hands. Pain on upper arm to.?

Numbness from elbow down to hand with cramps/burning on fingers. I have a rug burning sensation by the elbows. Both hands. Pain on upper arm to.?

Ulnar nerves: Commonest cause of this is ulnar nerve compression at the elbow. Although most of the symptoms will be experienced in forearm and hands, some symptoms may be noted in upper arms. If the funny bone is tender to the touch this is the most likely case. Don't lean on your elbows. If elbows are swollen or red, get them examined. If your hand is weak, seek medical care soon. ...Read more

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Numbness and tingling in fingers of right hand and also a burning sensation. Pain in upper arm and joints of right arm... What could this mean?

Numbness and tingling in fingers of right hand and also a burning sensation. Pain in upper arm and joints of right arm... What could this mean?

Numbness ; tingling: There are variety possible causes for this condition including musculus-skeletal disorders of the cervical area, multiple sclerosis or carpal tunnel syndrome, just to name a few. The treatment will depend on your diagnosis. Without the diagnosis is a guessing game.
Rec.: see interventional pain management specialist for further investigation and management. ...Read more

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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

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My husband has a burning sensation in his left arm from his wrist and elbow. What could this be?

My husband has a burning sensation in his left arm from his wrist and elbow. What could this be?

Paresthesias: There are several possibilities depending on the precise distribution of the symptoms. Google separately images for ulnar nerve, median nerve and dermatomes. See which ones match best his symptoms. If these don't precisely fit the problem could also be in the spinal cord or brain. Have an evaluation by a neurologist to further help. ...Read more

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I am 48 male and have mild skin burning sensation 247 in between wrist and elbow for last 3 mnths. My same left arm pains intensely when I lift load.

I am 48 male and have mild skin burning sensation 247 in between wrist and elbow for last 3 mnths. My same left arm pains intensely when I lift load.

Could be nerve root: Your description sounds like a cervical nerve root problem. Injury to the peripheral nerves exiting from your neck can cause pain, paresthesias (pins and needles), numbness, and/or weakness. You would benefit from a consultation with your doctor to delve into this issue further. Good luck to a quick recovery. ...Read more

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Confirmed frozen shoulder; will that cause burning sensation down effected arm? Not constant, thru to pinky; start pt fri; no meds or cortisone shots

Confirmed frozen shoulder; will that cause burning sensation down effected arm? Not constant, thru to pinky; start pt fri; no meds or cortisone shots

Possibly: It is unusual for the pain to go down the arm to the finger. If there is also neck pain, you need to be concerned about a radiculopathy or herniated disc in the neck as the cause. This is due to compression of the nerve that goes from the neck down to the arm. It is also possible that you have both the frozen shoulder and the compressed nerve both contributors to the pain. ...Read more

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Right shoulder blade pain. When I sleep wrong I wake up with burning sensation in right arm and numb burn in thumb. I don't long hours of hard labor.

Shoulder pain: Your nerves that innervate your arm and hand are being irritated by your cervical verterbrae. Get help from an orthopedist or neurologist. ...Read more

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Burning pain on side of index finger hands and fingers in extreme pain when arms are up over head but is fine on side with fingers looking at floor?

Finger pain: Would follow up with doc or ER today, May be impingement of nerve or blood vessel (brachial plexus) due to inflammatory state, mass, which is worsened by overhead motion rarely could even be cardiac though that is usually one sided and not bilateral But due to concern follow up today. ...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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Burning pain that radiates. Legs arms elbows and hands. It stings as well. I also have some back aching. All the pain comes and goes.

Much pain: Sounds like you are in a lot of pain. You would benefit from seeing a dr. To get an evaluation of the pain, as it could be Lymes if you were bitten by a tick, etc. Goodluck ...Read more

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NCV/EMG neg, couldn't feel needles from elbow up, MRI showed mild disk bulge C3-C4, neuro said norm. What's causing severe burning, pain, wkness hands/arms?

Burning pain: And weakness can be caused by many conditions. Ask the neurologist what they think is causing the problem. If you don't feel comfortable with the answer get a second opinion. ...Read more

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My hands are turning grey/blue. I have a family history of ms, and I have burning pain in my arm. Should I go to the hospital?

My hands are turning grey/blue. I have a family history of ms, and I have burning pain in my arm. Should I go to the hospital?

First warm hands: You may have Raynaud's phenomenon which causes changes in colors of your hands particularly in cold weather. If it is cold warm them up, that may be all you need.
The symptoms are not typical of Multiple Sclerosis. ...Read more

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I have a burning pain on my hand, arm, and scalp without a rash. It hurt very bad just to touch those affected areas. What can this be?

I have a burning pain on my hand, arm, and scalp without a rash. It hurt very bad just to touch those affected areas. What can this be?

Nerve pain: This could be multiple things however two things that comes to mind are pinched/irritated cervical nerves or less likely, multidermatomal zoster without the rash. An examination would be helpful. ...Read more

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I have tingling in my arm and hand inĀ  2 smallest fingers and by a sort of burning pain and loss of feeling in left arm only for last few months?

Get checked: Most probable cause of your pain seems to be from a pinched nerve in the neck. Although you are somewhat young for this to happen, sudden heavy lifting, sudden twisting of the neck or an accident of anysort could be the cause.
You may need Xray or MRI followed by possible phsical therapy, medications and nerve blocks.
In severe or persistant cases, a surgery is indicated to reduce the compression ...Read more

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Burning pain in outside and palm of hand, outside of arm, side of neck and foot. Started in hand them added foot then neck. All same side.

Many possibilities: This requires a thorough examination and possible laboratory studies, as hard to pin down precisely what is causing all of this. Some possibilities include shingles, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, stroke, neck problems. Get this fully addressed asap. ...Read more