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Dr. Eric Weisman Dr. Weisman
Neurology
32 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Burning sensation on left wrist last 10 seconds been going on for a week and a half no medication or injuries?

Burning sensation on left wrist last 10 seconds been going on for a week and a half no medication or injuries?

In certain cultures: This means either you are going to come into a large sum of money or you are going to have your car towed. Burning discomfort in the wrist associated with repetitive motions and numbness or parasthesias in the thumb, and first 2-3 fingers usually is due to irritation or compression of the median nerve. (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) If no injury rash has occurred I would ret it and see if it resolves.

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


Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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Have mild/moderate pain/burning sensation in left hand/wrist for over a week. No visible cause. Worse when touched. What's wrong?

Have mild/moderate pain/burning sensation in left hand/wrist for over a week. No visible cause. Worse when touched. What's wrong?

Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist or neurologist for definitive diagnosis and management.

Dr. Gloria Fong Dr. Fong
Family Medicine
36 years in practice
CETEC School of Medicine
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I am 18 years old and the inner part of my left wrist sometimes gets this burning sensation. I would like to know if that is normal. Also I'm a righty

I am 18 years old and the inner part of my left wrist sometimes gets this burning sensation. I would like to know if that is normal. Also I'm a righty

NO: If you do a lot of texting or typing you may be getting inflammation at the base of your thumb. This is due to overuse of the thumb joint by the wrist.

Dr. Sean Ray Dr. Ray
Emergency Medicine
8 years in practice
Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University
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After 2 months since cat bite to left wrist I still have limited movement and server pain at times along with a burning sensation. What could be wrong?

After 2 months since cat bite to left wrist I still have limited movement and server pain at times along with a burning sensation. What could be wrong?

Injury: It's possible that the bite involved a tendon or nerve that runs through the wrist, or that it became infected shortly after the bite. Either way, I would recommend that you have this seen by your regular physician, if not go directly to a hand surgeon.

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Dr. Joseph Oommen Dr. Oommen
Neurology
17 years in practice
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Donald McCarren Dr. McCarren
Neurology
32 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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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.

Dr. Robert Gluck Dr. Gluck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
35 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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I've had severe pain and swelling in my hands, especially in my left thumb. I get a burning sensation in my wrists while touching. It affects my work and makes me irritable. What should I do?

I've had severe pain and swelling in my hands, especially in my left thumb. I get a burning sensation in my wrists while touching. It affects my work and makes me irritable. What should I do?

Thumb Pain: Tough to say based on that description. One possibility would be osteoarthritis at the base of the thumb/wrist, though not typically described as burning. There are other possibilities and best to have a consult with a hand doctor for a good exam. Best of luck.

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Dr. Matthew Kozminski Dr. Kozminski
Neurology
12 years in practice
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What causes a burning sensation up and down the left hand?

What causes a burning sensation up and down the left hand?

As I have said: In other posts, I am quick to blame these symptoms on carpal tunnel syndrome. The best way to know is to see your doctor and start with a work up.

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
Phlebology
43 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Is it serious to have a vein in my left hand that is a burning sensation.

Is it serious to have a vein in my left hand that is a burning sensation.

Probably not serious: Veins anywhere in the body usually cause no symptoms unless they have a problem such as a clot, inflammation or trauma. There are also many nerves in your hand which can cause similar symptoms. If your vein was the source of the burning it should show some signs of irritation such as swelling, hardness, red color or inflammation. Try local care with heat and ibuprofen. If no better, see an md.

Dr. Robin Baird Dr. Baird
General Practice
27 years in practice
University of Edinburgh Medical School
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I have a burning sensation that comes and goes at the back left hand side of my head and a little down the back of my neck. It feels almost like acid. It is not painful but rather disconcerting.?

I have a burning sensation that comes and goes at the back left hand side of my head and a little down the back of my neck. It feels almost like acid. It is not painful but rather disconcerting.?

Pinched nerve?: Hi Olivia, perhaps a pinching, or irritation of the C2 / C3 nerves that supply that area? Take some time, notice if there is pattern to this, worse with certain activity / posture? Eased by Ibuprofen? Does it come more often in periods when you are under a degree of physical / mental stress? If it persists, becomes severe, or you get similar symptoms in other parts of your body then do see your GP

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Dr. Katherine Caldwell Dr. Caldwell
General Practice
13 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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I have a burning sensation in the vein on back of my left hand. It is not swollen just feels painful at times not always.

I have a burning sensation in the vein on back of my left hand. It is not swollen just feels painful at times not always.

Phlebitis: The vein could be irritated, a condition called phlebitis, but this is not too common on the hand, especially if there has not been a needle in the vein (for example for IV fluids/meds or for IV drug use). If not red or swollen, if no fevers, and if normal sensation and movement, just try soaking it 20 minutes 2x/day.

Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Dr. Adam Lewis Dr. Lewis
Neurosurgery
31 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Hi, I keep getting a terrible burning sensation in the left hand side of my head. With a terrible headache. The heat is even hot to touch.

Hi, I keep getting a terrible burning sensation in the left hand side of my head. With a terrible headache. The heat is even hot to touch.

Facial pain: Atypical facial pain or perhaps early onset of shingles involving the trigeminal nerve. The diagnosis and treatment for facial pain and the associated headaches is complex and requires a neurologist or neurosurgeon who specializes in facial pain. Discuss with your primary care physician. The Trigeminal Neuralgia Association (TNA) is a helpful resource too.

Dr. Jerome Litt Dr. Litt
Dermatology
67 years in practice
Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School
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Hi 18f.I've been experiencing a pepper burning sensation at the tip of my left hand fingers occasionally for some time. What could be the reason? Thanks

Hi 18f.I've been experiencing a pepper burning sensation at the tip of my left hand fingers occasionally for some time. What could be the reason? Thanks

PEPPER-BURNING FEEL: HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON? WEEKS? MONTHS? IT COULD BE SHINGLES, BUT I AM NOT SURE. . . YOU SHOULD SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. BEST LUCK

Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis) Dr. Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
Internal Medicine
28 years in practice
Addis Ababa University Gondar College of Medical Sciences
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Burning sensation in lower parts of feet and left hand palm and fingers. Taking. Presolar (cipla 50/20 daily) for bp. These days read 127/87. Why?

Burning sensation in lower parts of feet and left hand palm and fingers. Taking. Presolar (cipla 50/20 daily) for bp. These days read 127/87. Why?

I am not sure: What medication that is. The description fits the clinical picture of neuropathy. I am wondering why only the left hand and palm? The process in the feet and had may be different. Pease visit your pcp.

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Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
Podiatry
18 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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My mother is having burning sensation in her left hand she is a diabetic patient and having asthma problem please help me what does it mean?

My mother is having burning sensation in her left hand she is a diabetic patient and having asthma problem please help me what does it mean?

Possible neuropathy: Neuropathy can happen as a result of trauma, or nerve damage due to the consumption of alcohol or certain medications. Symptoms can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the exact cause in order to get the appropriate treatment.

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Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
Podiatry
18 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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My mother is having burning sensation in her left hand she is a diabetic patient and having asthma problem please help me what does it mean?

My mother is having burning sensation in her left hand she is a diabetic patient and having asthma problem please help me what does it mean?

Possible neuropathy: Neuropathy can happen as a result of trauma, or nerve damage due to the consumption of alcohol or certain medications. Symptoms can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the exact cause in order to get the appropriate treatment.

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