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I have pain that radiates from shoulder blade to arm, armpit upper spinal cord and also causes burning sensation.What could be the cause?

I have pain that radiates from shoulder blade to arm, armpit upper spinal cord and also causes burning sensation.What could be the cause?

Multiple Things: Many sources can result in referred pain to the shoulder blade. Along with the neurogenic sources like cervical (c6 for example) and the suprascapular nerve, we also see many patients with occult shoulder pathology have referred pain to this area. Patients who are very flexible can also have occult shoulder instability refer pain to this area. ...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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Burning sensation through upper chest, pain in armpits and shoulders for the last couple of days I have had a feeling of heaviness in the left side of my chest along with shortness of breath. I seen my doctor about this and he believes that it was caused

Burning sensation through upper chest, pain in armpits and shoulders for the last couple of days I have had a feeling of heaviness in the left side of my chest along with shortness of breath. I seen my doctor about this and he believes that it was caused

The : The symptoms you describe are typical of a heart attack or inflammation around the heart (pericarditis) - they can also be caused by anxiety and hyperventilation. So yes, it could be serious. Key items for revealing if there is a heart problem would be an electrocardiogram (ekg) and blood tests, perhaps an echocardiogram (looking at the heart and pericardium with sound waves). If your doctor has done the tests described, check with him again to see what else could be causing the problem. If not, it could be best to seek another opinion. ...Read more

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What can cause chest congestion up to throat, back and chest pains at once, burning sensation and sweats, pressure in left armpit?

Many symptoms: Please see and get an appointment to your doctor as soon as possible. If there is a big delay, please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Hope all goes well! ...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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My boyfriend has a tattoo on his arm which he's had for 9 years. Sometimes he feels a burning sensation where the tattoo is. What can cause this?

My boyfriend has a tattoo on his arm which he's had for 9 years. Sometimes he feels a burning sensation where the tattoo is. What can cause this?

Paresthesias: Any injury whether it's a tattoo (deliberate), a cut, a broken bone can injure nerve endings and cause them to be hypersensitive and give tingly, prickly feeling or worse, persistent pain. ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause you to feel burning sensation in parts of the body? I felt hot on right side in the back of my neck all the way down to my arm

Yes... but: Anxiety can cause a sensation of burning skin by triggering the 'fight or flight' response. However there are medical conditions that can cause a sensation of burning skin. Do see your pcp to rule this out before saying it's all from anxiety. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am experiencing cramps and a burning sensation in my left arm. A little numbness also. What can cause this and how to fix it?

I am experiencing cramps and a burning sensation in my left arm. A little numbness also. What can cause this and how to fix it?

Left arm pain: You need to have a good evaluation. It could be your heart. A very standard sign of heart problems is left arm pain. Heart not getting enough oxygen. Important to seek help asap. On the other had the pain might be coming from your neck and or shoulder or even your lungs. Need much more information. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause burning sensation in left shoulder and arm pit chest area. If I touch where it hurts it hurts worse?

Can acid reflux cause burning sensation in left shoulder and arm pit chest area. If I touch where it hurts it hurts worse?

No, this isn't GERD: This symptoms constellation is not consistent with reflux disease. It should be checked out just the same. The fact that the pain is worse when you touch the area suggests that it is either musculoskeletal or nerve pain. Is it related to meals? I'm wondering why you are associating this with reflux? The best way to approach this is to visit with your doc and have an exam done with some tests. ...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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Can bulging discs in my lower back cause me neck pain and my left arm to have a burning sensation? Sometimes it's both upper arms mostly by shoulders

Can bulging discs in my lower back cause me neck pain and my left arm to have a burning sensation? Sometimes it's both upper arms mostly by shoulders

No, it should not.: No. Lumbar (lower back) disc herniations should not cause neck pain or left arm symptoms. Cervical (neck) disc herniations however may cause your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my armpit could it be stress related or linked to the cold i have?

I have a burning sensation in my armpit could it be stress related or linked to the cold i have?

Both!: There is no spinal or peripheral nerve that innervates that area! could also be cryptic psoriasis, irritation from underarm agent or low grade fungal infection. If it persists, see your doctor. You did not describe if it looked different. Oh yes, could be referred pain from your shoulder. But it would be shoulder movement related, not constant! ...Read more

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2 lumps in my armpit that sometimes hurt if I touch them. Plus some burning sensation, should I be worried?

2 lumps in my armpit that sometimes hurt if I touch them. Plus some burning sensation, should I be worried?

Need to examine: What your described suggests inflamed lymph nodes and you should see a doctor as you may need antibiotic treatment. Wish you good health! For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation down my inner thigh and a dull pain under my armpit?

I have a burning sensation down my inner thigh and a dull pain under my armpit?

Nerve pain?: Strange pains or odd sensations can be due to nerves being irritated. Symptoms vary a lot from person to person, so a primary care doctor can evaluate to see what is going on. Thigh pains can be from the thigh itself, or can come from inside the hip or the nerves coming out of the spine. Armpit pains sometimes are from skin rashes or skin irritations there. ...Read more

Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more