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What causes a burning sensation in elbow?

What causes a burning sensation in elbow?

Tendinitis: Most times burning pain in the elbow w/out a history of trauma is tendinitis.Occ. The ulnar nerve(funny bone) can get irritated and cause burning pain esp.If your pinkie or ring finger get numb or tingle.Tendinitis responds to nsaids, rest from offending activities(power grip), ice massage etc. If no improvement see your orthopedic surgeon. Good luck! ...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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My left side of my elbow has a burning sensation, what could cause this?

Tennis elbow: If the "outside" part of the elbow is painful the most likely cause is a lateral epicondilytis or a tennis elbow. ...Read more

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Lumpy rash. Bruising. Muscle pain. Joint pain. Achy legs. Headache. Burning sensation. Tingly feet. Shoulder, neck, elbow, angle, wrist pain. Cause?

Lumpy rash. Bruising. Muscle pain. Joint pain. Achy legs. Headache. Burning sensation. Tingly feet. Shoulder, neck, elbow, angle, wrist pain. Cause?

Go to hospital: Bruising is a sign of blood clotting problems which can occur during severe infection. Headache with tingling and neck pain is worrisome for meningitis. You need to be evaluated asap. ...Read more

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Burning sensation on and around my elbow, why?

Burning sensation on and around my elbow, why?

Usually tendinitis: 'burning' avbout the elbow w/out trauma is usually tendinitis.Occassionally the
'funny' bone(ulnar nerve)on the inside of the elbow can cause this as well esp if u get numbness or tingling in your pinkie and/or ring fingers.Try a NSAID for a week or two if no improvement see your orthopedic surgeon.Best of luck! ...Read more

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I fell down from a bike and i got scratches on my elbow...but the skin around my wound tuns black day by day with severe burning sensation...

I fell down from a bike and i got scratches on my elbow...but the skin around my wound tuns black day by day with severe burning sensation...

BICYCLE SCRATCHES: HAVE YOU SEEN YOUR DOCTOR YET?
THINK LIKE THIS:
YOU HAVE A FIRE.
HOW DO YOU PUT OUT A FIRE?
WATER!
WARM WATER COMPRESSES EVERY 2 or 3 HOURS FOR 10 TO 15 MINUTES EACH TIME. (NOT HOT OR COLD WATER!) CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR TO FIND OUT IF ITS INFECTED. YOU MAY NEED AN ANTIBIOTIC.. ...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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I have had burning sensation in my knees and elbows for over 2 years now. What could be causing this as it feels like its getting worse. ?

I have had burning sensation in my knees and elbows for over 2 years now. What could be causing this as it feels like its getting worse.
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Not sure: I am not sure what this could be. Are your joints inflamed? Do you have diabetes? Is is constant? Are you healthy otherwise? Burning only? Any pain? Do you take any medications?
I wish I could give more detailed answer, but that is not an easy question. ...Read more

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I get excrutiating pain and burning sensation in my right elbow every time I lean or put pressure on something. I have had no traumas to it though?

I get excrutiating pain and burning sensation in my right elbow every time I lean or put pressure on something. I have had no traumas to it though?

Elbow inflammation: Consider elbow inflammation from activities that cause you to frequently rotate your forearm either clockwise or counter clockwise or to lift relatively heavy weights with your wrist held stable. Tenderness on the inside of the elbow is called medial epicondylitis nd on the outside lateral epicondylitis. Both are treated with ibuprofen and rest. ...Read more

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My husband has a burning sensation in his left arm from his wrist and elbow. What could this be?

My husband has a burning sensation in his left arm from his wrist and elbow. What could this be?

Paresthesias: There are several possibilities depending on the precise distribution of the symptoms. Google separately images for ulnar nerve, median nerve and dermatomes. See which ones match best his symptoms. If these don't precisely fit the problem could also be in the spinal cord or brain. Have an evaluation by a neurologist to further help. ...Read more

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I have an intense burning sensation on my left elbow / forearm. The pain comes and goes and is very targeted and consistent. The skin is tender too?

I have an intense burning sensation on my left elbow / forearm.  The pain comes and goes and is very  targeted and consistent.  The skin is tender too?

See your primary MD: This could also be a condition called shingles which is a reactivation of the virus that causes chicken pox. It can be very painful in a localized area. ...Read more

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I woke and my right hand hurts and has a burning sensation for going on 10 minutes I can even feel it in my elbow? help please!

Get seen by the PCP: and get a Wrist Brace to keep your wrist straight, if the burnng and pain affects the thumb to middle fingers; If the ring and pinky are affected, then avoiding bending the elbow too much can help. Keeping it at about 20 to 60 degrees would allow the swelling around the pinched nerve to subside, allowing symptoms to improve. Taking some Aleve (naproxen) or Motrim might also help and Vit B6 would be helpful. ...Read more

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I am 48 male and have mild skin burning sensation 247 in between wrist and elbow for last 3 mnths. My same left arm pains intensely when i lift load.

I am 48 male and have mild skin burning sensation 247 in between wrist and elbow for last 3 mnths. My same left arm pains intensely when i lift load.

Could be nerve root: Your description sounds like a cervical nerve root problem. Injury to the peripheral nerves exiting from your neck can cause pain, paresthesias (pins and needles), numbness, and/or weakness. You would benefit from a consultation with your doctor to delve into this issue further. Good luck to a quick recovery. ...Read more

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I fell on my left elbow 9 months ago. An X-ray showed no breaks. Now there's a burning sensation, limited mobility, unable to lift, and shooting pain down my forearm. I can't sleep. Now what?

Maybe nerve damage: It sounds like neuropathic pain. The ulnar nerve runs by your elbow it could be dislocating or damaged possibly. I would see an orthopedist and have mri. And ultrasound exam done. ...Read more

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What could be wrong with my arm? Female, 33. No injury to arm. Tight, burning sensation in left bicep. Feels better when elbow is bent 90 degrees. Also, aching pain in front of shoulder when playing the flute. Symptoms came out of nowhere and it has been

What could be wrong with my arm? Female, 33. No injury to arm. Tight, burning sensation in left bicep. Feels better when elbow is bent 90 degrees. Also, aching pain in front of shoulder when playing the flute. Symptoms came out of nowhere and it has been

Biceps : Biceps tendinitis, may have symptoms of burning pain at the front of the shoulder, tightness i the biceps muscle ( depending upon forearm rotation and elbow position)

there are several causes and associated problems but overhead activity usually exacerbates this.

If symptoms persist talk to your pcp regarding an evaluation and anti inflammatories or see an orthopedic surgeon. ...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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Numbness from elbow down to hand with cramps/burning on fingers. I have a rug burning sensation by the elbows. Both hands. Pain on upper arm to.?

Numbness from elbow down to hand with cramps/burning on fingers. I have a rug burning sensation by the elbows. Both hands. Pain on upper arm to.?

Ulnar nerves: Commonest cause of this is ulnar nerve compression at the elbow. Although most of the symptoms will be experienced in forearm and hands, some symptoms may be noted in upper arms. If the funny bone is tender to the touch this is the most likely case. Don't lean on your elbows. If elbows are swollen or red, get them examined. If your hand is weak, seek medical care soon. ...Read more

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Burning sensation forearms and inner elbow, Headache on and off. Dizziness that lasted several hrs. Went to Er normal ecg,blood work,blood pressure. ?

Burning sensation forearms and inner elbow, Headache on and off. Dizziness that lasted several hrs. Went to Er normal ecg,blood work,blood pressure. ?

Nerve: At 31 with normal work up this is unlikely heart. You seem to have symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. Could be some type of pressure on nerve at neck, shoulder, elbow or wrist. If problem persists might be helpful to see neurologist. ...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