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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Regarding upper back issues of mine, overused and stretched muscles, traps / rhomboids etc. What causes the muscles to give a burning sensation ?

Regarding upper back issues of mine, overused and stretched muscles, traps / rhomboids etc. What causes the muscles to give a burning sensation ?

Exercise or strain: New exercise or activity? May cause dom delayed onset muscle soreness (typically about 48 hours after the increase use of those muscles). May last a few days to a week or two.

Alternatively, sudden/acute burning may indicate a strain, which may take a few weeks to several months to resolve.

Massage or foam roller may help, if this is not a muscle strain. ...Read more

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What causes a burning sensation in the viens in my fore arms? Also the muscles in my calfs keep locking up.

What causes a burning sensation in the viens in my fore arms? Also the muscles in my calfs keep locking up.

Don't know: I have never heard of burning in forearm veins unless something has been injected into them. Assuming you are not doing that (and maybe especially if you are) then you should see a clinician to find the cause of this and the leg cramps. Probably need blood tests as well. Meanwhile, keep your arms above your heart level and try some heat on them as well as your leg muscles to see if it helps. ...Read more

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Could stress cause my cervical/brachial plexus to flare up as well as surrounding muscles to cause pain and almost a burning sensation?

Yes.: Stress causes spasms of muscles of the back or of the neck and can cause tension headache. Depending on the muscles involved it can cause the neck and spinal muscles to tighten and compress the nerves and cause symptoms of nerve compression which is what you have. ...Read more

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What causes bilateral hip pain night and day with no known trauma? Pain with burning sensation.Sudden.Muscle relaxer and pain meds relieve briefly.

Probably your back: It may be hip but the origin is more likely to be back from your description. The pain is likely related to osteoarthritis and chronic strain. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation and muscle spasm under my left ribs. Also suffer from constipation. Likely causes?

I have a burning sensation and muscle spasm under my left ribs. Also suffer from constipation. Likely causes?

Rib pain: Constipation and rib pain are 2 different problems. The rib pain can be due to costochondritis. You should see your doctor to diagnose the exact cause for these 2 different problems. ...Read more

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Diagnosed unknown problem with muscles in my hips since age 6, causes knees and ankles to turn in when walking. Pain and burning sensation more often?

Diagnosed unknown problem with muscles in my hips since age 6, causes knees and ankles to turn in when walking. Pain and burning sensation more often?

Femoral anteversion: On of the more common causes of "In/toeing" is known as femoral anteversion, in which the femoral neck of the hip is angular end anteriorly. This can cause a person to swing the leg internally at the hip to try to out it in a more neutral position. It can be associated with symptoms along the tensor fascia Lata that can cause hip and knee pain. Therapy can often help dramatically for symptoms. ...Read more

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Could vitamin d deficiency cause burning sensation in muscles ?

Could vitamin d deficiency cause burning sensation in muscles ?

Seek another cause: Vitamin D deficiency is famous as a cause of aching in the skeleton, but if you have muscle paresthesias, look for a different explanation. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could vitamin d deficiency cause burning sensation in muscles ?

Please tell me, could vitamin d deficiency cause burning sensation in muscles ?

D: Is important for cell function in brain, heart and bone, yes, severe deficiency could mimic fibro or pmr. ...Read more

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Can an auxiliary pinched nerve cause burning sensation and swollen area around underarm and side? Pcp diagnosed it and rep strain muscle could be also

Can an auxiliary pinched nerve cause burning sensation and swollen area around underarm and side? Pcp diagnosed it and rep strain muscle could be also

Possibly nerve: Possibly nerve irritation, likely from muscular compression rather than compression of the axillary nerve that is very deep in the axilla. ...Read more

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Can a throat viral infection cause muscle pain, flashing joint pain, a rash, tingling feet, burning sensation, itchy skin. Happens on and off.

Can a throat viral infection cause muscle pain, flashing joint pain, a rash, tingling feet, burning  sensation, itchy skin. Happens on and off.

Yes: But it's not an orthopedic condition. May be an auto-immune response, your body reacting inappropriately to the virus. See your medical doctor and tell hip it's important! ...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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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

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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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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 a burning sensation in my leg when i stretch. Could this be a muscle pull?

I have a burning sensation in my leg when i stretch. Could this be a muscle pull?

Muscle or nerve: Muscle 'pulls' or strains can be irritated when you stretch or use the muscle. Tight muscles can also pull on the local nerves causing burning with stretch. Other times, nerve irritation can cause burning when the leg is pulled. A physiatrist or doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation can help determine the cause and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in the muscle of my shoulder blade. What can I do about it?

I have a burning sensation in the muscle of my shoulder blade. What can I do about it?

Ben gay: You can try over the counter anti-inflammatory or ben-gay. You can also try ibuprofen. A heat compress helps some as well. See your physician if you have further problems. ...Read more

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When I get out of bed I feel a burning sensation on my left groin muscle.Its been a few months since I pulled my groin muscle.Recommend any stretches?

When I get out of bed I feel a burning sensation on my left groin muscle.Its been a few months since I pulled my groin muscle.Recommend any stretches?

Evaluation: I would advise a chiropractor evaluate - especially one familiar with sports injuries that can help advise you with stretches once he/she has evaluated the muscle and surrounding areas for injuries. Physical therapist also an option - but harder to go see on your own without a physician order... ...Read more

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How can you prevent a muscle from getting a burning sensation while you train?

Train with: more aerobic exercises vs. anerobic. Do not exercise the muscle to the point of fatigue. Consider a NSAID. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my abductor pollicis brevis muscle, what could this be and what can i do to help it go away?

Neuritis: Nerve inflammation from either compression or overuse. You can try OTC anti inflammatory medication such as Advil or Aleve (naproxen) for the next week; however, if not improved, see your physician. ...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