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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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I believe I fractured my thumb about 4 months ago. I splinted it for 4 weeks. Now, my thumb has a burning sensation and sometimes tingles.

I believe I fractured my thumb about 4 months ago. I splinted it for 4 weeks. Now, my thumb has a burning sensation and sometimes tingles.

Nerve pinched: By either the original injury or the splint. Did you have an x-ray? If so the treating physician can tell you which nerve may have been damaged initially. However, if the sensation just came on after splinting for awhile, it may be that the splint put pressure on the nerve. Now that it's off, you may regain normal sensation but it may take a few months. Some are using topical vitamin D cream. ...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

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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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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. ...Read more

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The fleshy part of my hand under the thumb area has a dull, burning sensation that's been sore for over a month everyday, all day. Any ideas? Thanks

The fleshy part of my hand under the thumb area has a dull, burning sensation that's been sore for over a month everyday, all day. Any ideas? Thanks

Burning in the hand: This sounds like a form of carpal tunnel syndrome. This pinching of the nerves going into the hand can especially affect the muscles that move the thumb. If not treated these muscles can deteriorate and you can get grip weakness.

It sounds like you need to be seen by a hand or nerve expert. ...Read more

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Numbness and tingling in both hands. For over a month. Burning sensation in fingers. Pain in right thumb, wrist, and elbow. What could this mean?

Numbness and tingling in both hands. For over a month. Burning sensation in fingers. Pain in right thumb, wrist, and elbow. What could this mean?

? carpal tunnel syndr: You probably have acquired a wrist synovitis, maybe through keyboarding, which is causing compression of median nerve at wrist. Recommend you let your doctor know about this, as simple to reverse. ...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.

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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What to do if I have a burning sensation on my hand what can it be?

What to do if I have a burning sensation on my hand 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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Burning sensation in upper right hand side of body?

Burning sensation in upper right hand side of body?

Get examined: Paresthesias, numbness, tinging or burning sensation could be a sign of neuropathy/nerve inflammation or pinched nerve, or due to trauma. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What could be causing this cold, burning sensation in my right hand?

What could be causing this cold, burning sensation in my right hand?

Please see below: It depends.
This condition might be caused by either focal peripheral nerve or nerve root entrapment.
Yuo will benefit from seeing your local neurologist in consultation and have electrodiagnostic studies of the arm of interest performed. ...Read more

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Iam having burning sensation in the middle of right hand since 9hrs can u telle why?

Iam having burning sensation in the middle of right hand since 9hrs can u telle why?

Neuritis: This is an inflammed nerve in your hand. You can try OTC medications like Advil or Aleve (naproxen) if you are not allergic to these medications. ...Read more

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What would cause a burning sensation in right hand palm?

What would cause a burning sensation in right hand palm?

Burning sensation: It may be compression of a nerve that innervates the hand muscles, such as of the median, ulnar, or radial nerves. Carpal tunnel syndrome is an example. However, your doctor will need to examine you to make a more accurate diagnosis since the nerves innervate different muscles of the hand. Then a treatment plan can be made. Sometimes further evaluation is needed, such as with an emg/ncs. ...Read more

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I had a tendon transfer in my hand a week ago. Is it normal to feel a burning sensation?

I had a tendon transfer in my hand a week ago. Is it normal to feel a burning sensation?

Possibly: This could be normal post-operative pain, but f you have any concern of worsening or persistence of the sensation you should discuss it with your hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I had a tendon transfer in my hand 2 weeks ago and I am noticing a sharp burning sensation?

I had a tendon transfer in my hand 2 weeks ago and I am noticing a sharp burning sensation?

Call your surgeon: Anytime you have an issue after having a surgery it is your responsibility to inform your surgeon. Don't be afraid. ...Read more

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Random and sudden burning sensation in fingers on right hand?

Random and sudden burning sensation in fingers on right hand?

Hand numbness: Your symptoms can be due to either nerve compression or vascular compromise to right hand. The whole right arm and cervical spine needs to be evaluated. Do you type a lot? Postural exercises and yoga helps. Chiropractor might be of some assistance too based upon what defect has been diagnosed after thorough work up ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation on top of my right hand it is not hot to the touch and no rash.?

I have a burning sensation on top of my right hand it is not hot to the touch and no rash.?

Not clear: Several causes are possible: wrist arthritis, irritated skin (allergy, chemicals), nerve problems. Nerve problems only involving the top of the hand is extremely unlikely. If your wrist is stiff and/or your are having difficulty using your hand, see an orthopedist or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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A week after endoscopic cts I am having a burning sensation in hand and fingers, is this normal?

A week after endoscopic cts I am having a burning sensation in hand and fingers, is this normal?

Could be: Sometimes as the nerve " wakes up" these sensations are common. Just tell your doc at your f/u visit. ...Read more