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What causes burning sensation in thumb when i write ?

What causes burning sensation in thumb when i write  ?

Median branch: Most likely a sensory branch of the median nerve is irritated and/or compressed. Sometimes this localized symptom can occur as a result of carpal syndrome in which the entire median nerve is compressed as it enters the palm beneath a thick ligament. Since writing is important, you probably should see a doctor to confirm this supposition. ...Read more

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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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I have a burning sensation on my thumb from the tip to the first crease is burning. What can I do to stop it was likely caused it?

I have a burning sensation on my thumb from the tip to the first crease is burning. What can I do to stop it was likely caused it?

Nerve irritation.: This is an irritation or injury of the nerve in your thumb. It could be due to an unrecognized injury or much less likely a rash that has not yet broken out (dyshidrotic eczema or an herpetic rash) time will tell. I suspect this will resolve without any treatment. ...Read more

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Hours ago i got this burning sensation where my thumb and wrist meet up. Can anyone tell me what it could be and what can I do?

Hours ago i got this burning sensation where my thumb and wrist meet up. Can anyone tell me what it could  be and what can I do?

Tendon injury: inflammation or trauma to the tendon sheath of the thumb would be the first thought Have you overworked or traumatised your thumb? It may get better spontaneouly if you rest the thumb! ...Read more

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What's causing this burning sensation in pad of thumb? No burn, cut, swelling, bleeding, or blister. Just a slightly darker spot under surface. Size of eraser. Pain very small & local, but intense.

What's causing this burning sensation in pad of thumb? No burn, cut, swelling, bleeding, or blister. Just a slightly darker spot under surface. Size of eraser. Pain very small & local, but intense.

Most likely: Most likely a tiny foreign body that cannot be seen easy with the human eye like a very tiny wire or glass sliver. Leave it alone and it will either mature or the body will "wall it off". ...Read more

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What causes painful burning bones sensation in my thumbs?

What causes painful burning bones sensation in my thumbs?

Difficult to say: If you having increasing pain, swelling, or the skin is turning red you should see a doctor. They can also check for things like Reyanauds. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/raynauds-disease/basics/definition/con-20022916 ...Read more

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What can be some benign and mild causes of my skin on my thumb feels a burning sensation when I press down on it. Stress related?

What can be some benign and mild causes of my skin on my thumb feels a burning sensation when I press down on it. Stress related?

Burning sensation: Unclear withuot more information and a physical exam;the reposted quality of sensation suggests possibly a nerve irritation.Unlikely is due to stress ...Read more

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Small area on back of thumb hot spot no color change just a burning sensation?

Small area on back of thumb hot spot
no color change just a burning sensation?

Gout?: Hot spots around joints can raise the possibility of gout. If joint red, tender & swollen gout vs. An infected joint are consideration. ...Read more

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I have pain in my wrist (more in morning), has a burning sensation, is a little more swollen too (on my thumb side.) i can't lean on it. What can it be?

I have pain in my wrist (more in morning), has a burning sensation, is a little more swollen too (on my thumb side.) i can't lean on it. What can it be?

Carpal tunnel: Possibly carpal tunnel, especially if you are prone to performing repetitive action with that wrist. Compression and irritation of the nerve results in the sort of symptoms you are describing. See a hand specialist. ...Read more

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Am getting burning sensation in forearm and constant pins and needles in thumb over the last 3 days.

Am getting burning sensation in forearm and constant pins and needles in thumb over the last 3 days.

See Doctor: Many possibilities most likely cervical radiculopathy he pinched nerve or neck or couple tunnel syndrome but could also be signs of a stroke. Seek medical attention if any new symptoms to go.Need to see MD for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more