Top 20 Doctor insights on: Burning sensation in the right arm symptoms

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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


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Is a burning sensation in right arm serious?

Nerve/ vascular: Nerve/blood vessel involvement/ myalgia a possibility/ joint abnormality with referred pain needs to be ruled out. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my right arm feels like a sunburn?

I have a burning sensation in my right arm feels like a sunburn?

Probably shingles: Shingles can begin with pain only, without the blisters. The sooner it is treated the sooner it will subside, so see your doctor or a dermatologist for a prescription for an antiviral (valtrex, famvir) if he/she confirms that that is what it is. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation like a sunburn started under my right arm now its spread to my right arm and my back! Has me worried what is that?

Need more info?: When did this start & what is the color of your skin? Do you see little blisters forming or redness? How have your stress level & immunity been? What are your past medical/social/sexual/surgical/meds/supplement histories? W/ this info, we could provide better recommendations. Nerve irritation can do this, as can shingles, but they never cross the midline as you describe. Call & see your MD! ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation under my right arm going to my triceps! What is that?

Neuritis: Probably an inflamed nerve from compression or overuse. I suggest OTC anti-inflammatory medication and a medical exam. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my right arm and a burning sensation and headaches lately should I be concerned?

I have numbness in my right arm and a burning sensation and headaches lately should I be concerned?

Maybe: You need to be examined by a physician urgently. Neurological symptoms in one arm (like burning sensation) in association with headache is alarming. If either symptom is new, consider heading to the emergency department. If you do not, at least call your primary doctor tomorrow for an urgent evaluation. It is more likely not serious, but better to be safe and get a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Went to the ER for numbness in my right arm the ran no test just sent me home. It's also has a slight burning sensation should I be worried?

Went to the ER for numbness in my right arm the ran no test just sent me home. It's also has a slight burning sensation should I be worried?

Neuropathy: Your symptoms are suggesting a neuropathy. Depending on its exact location it may be due to a pinched nerve in your cervical spine or a brachial plexopathy. The message from ER is that that did not feel that this was a life threatening condition, but you definitely need follow- up, ideally, with your doc. ...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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Last 7 days I have had a numbness, burning sensation in my right arm and foot. Also pins & needles. Had it before and went away after a little physio

Last 7 days I have had a numbness, burning sensation in my right arm and foot. Also pins & needles. Had it before and went away after a little physio

Tell ur Neurologist?: You have a neurologist for your seizure disorder. They are more than capable of addressing this. Personally, I would go to the emergency room now to have this addressed. Maybe your neurologist can meet you there. I would go right now. ...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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Chest pain, lump in throat feeling, and flushed/burning sensation in cheeks? Weeks ago, had chest pain, hot flash feeling, numb right arm. 26/female.

Chest pain, lump in throat feeling, and flushed/burning sensation in cheeks? Weeks ago, had chest pain, hot flash feeling, numb right arm. 26/female.

See your Dr.: If no worrisome family or personal history, could be thyroid issue, but need exam and testing to be sure is not heart-related, or GI source which would need different treatment. If symptoms worsen, go to er for evaluation asap. ...Read more

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Can nautical vertigo/boatfeeling be a symptom of Als? Also have burning pain in upper right arm + stiffness/pain in right forearm. Twitches on and off

Can nautical vertigo/boatfeeling be a symptom of Als? Also have burning pain in upper right arm + stiffness/pain in right forearm. Twitches on and off

Not likely: We have not see dizziness as a typical symptom of ALS in our office, but if you have other neurologic symptoms, I definitely recommend a visit with a neurologist. ...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