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Doctor insights on: Excruciating Sharp Burning Pain In Upper Arm Muscle

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I have a burning pain feeling on the upper arm near the elbow going up wards - it does not go away at all it is a constant burning feeling ?

I have a burning pain feeling  on the upper arm near the elbow going up wards - it does not go away at all it is a constant burning feeling ?

Physical exam rec'd : The two points you describe ("burning", and essentially a radiating pattern) would definitely put the concept of a possible nerve irritation in my differential. I would definitely see a physician about it if it persists or other new changes develop. A physical exam involving sensory, muscle, and reflex testing is warranted. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

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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Arm stretch created a painful cramp of biceps muscle with stinging burning pain. Continues to be painful 4 hours later?

Arm stretch created a painful cramp of biceps muscle with stinging burning pain. Continues to be painful 4 hours later?

Microtears: It is likely that you have microtears of the biceps and these may take 7 to 10 days to heal. Rest your biceps area during this time. ...Read more

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My muscles in my both lower upper arm hurt burning aching pain goes all the way to hand with weakness in arm?

My muscles in my both lower upper arm hurt burning aching pain goes all the way to hand with weakness in arm?

? Pain: There is not enough information for me to tell you accurately what may be going on. I would suggest seeing a DO who specializes in neuromusculoskeltal medicine or a DO or MD family physician, sports med or physiatrist. ...Read more

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Left outer elbow joint very painful (tennis elbow)? Hurting for sometime and now pain inside of upper arm to armpit. Why? Sometimes burning pain.

Left outer elbow joint very painful (tennis elbow)? Hurting for sometime and now pain inside of upper arm to armpit.  Why? Sometimes burning pain.

Suggestions: Hard to pin down just one answer here, as you could possess an extensor tendinitis associated with peripheral nerve compression at elbow or even shoulder. Could consider thoracic outlet syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome or even radial nerve problem. See orthopedic surgeon, maybe get EMG study, and find out what is present so that therapy will be focused. ...Read more

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Having terrible muscle burning in my arms and legs like I am working out that type of burning pain..Cpk aldolose ncv emg normal...Any idea what it is?

Having terrible muscle burning in my arms and legs like I am working out that type of burning pain..Cpk aldolose ncv emg normal...Any idea what it is?

EMG has limitations: It can still be nerve pain even with an emg/ncv, this test does not detect damage to the small nerve fibers that transmit pain. Fibromyalgia although less common in young men, can present with muscle pains in all 4 quadrants of the body, above & below waist, left & right side. ...Read more

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Normal emg/ncv normal CPK normal lactic acid but I have intense burning pain in my arms and legs...With no weakness.Just very bad burning muscle pain?

Normal emg/ncv normal CPK normal lactic acid but I have intense burning pain in my arms and legs...With no weakness.Just very bad burning muscle pain?

Medication complicat: The symptoms are from the atenolol and if they are from that med you probably have an intolerance to all beta blockers and medication metabolized by cytochrome p450 system in the liver. Need to stop the meds and check to see if you have enough magnesium in you body you probably need magnesium supplements. ...Read more

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Started w/ dull pain when I move rt shoulder now getting sharp burning pain in rt wrist when arm is fully extended or stretched Just woke up this way?

Started w/ dull pain when I move rt shoulder now getting sharp burning pain in rt wrist when arm is fully extended or stretched Just woke up this way?

TOO V CERVICAL DISC: SX are suggest cervical disc disease vs TOO (THORACIC OUTLET OBSTRUCTION)When you cough, sneeze or hiccup, you increase intrathoracic pressure and flare pain. Please see your doctor and get an MRI of the cervical spine and MRA of RUE to evaluate both conditions . The 2 can overlap and a NEURO CONSULT for EMG(ELECTROMYELOGRAM) may be needed. Also labs b12/folic acid/TFTS ...Read more

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Sharp burning pain under right armpit only when I move my arm a certain way and nit all the time. Just once in awhile. Very painful.

Shoulder pain: To help more would need to know the "certain way" you move it Armpit pain is usually from the joint. Intermittent pain would indicate a capsular tear. If it gets bothersome enough to consider surgery (arthroscopic, outpatient)then get an MRI and see a surgeon. Otherwise avoid using it the "Certain way" for a few weeks to let it heal. You may need a follow up. Let us know. ...Read more

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Had really bad muscle tension from anxiety. My anxiety is gone now but today i have a sharp pain in my upper arm, like im being poked with a needle?

Had really bad muscle tension from anxiety. My anxiety is gone now but today i have a sharp pain in my upper arm, like im being poked with a needle?

Breathing helps: Anxiety causes muscles to tighten. The brain is receiving an SOS and is getting ready to fight or flee. You can change that message by relaxing your thoughts using self hypnosis, or mindful meditation. Find a comfortable spot. Breathe deeply. Visualize a quiet, pleasant scene. Image a light, strong and healing flowing through your body. Let muscles relax as if little fists are letting go. Enjoy. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Burning Pain (Definition)

Burning pain is one of the hallmarks of pain due to nerve damage. Any skin condition may also cause burning pain. It is different than sharp stabbing pain ...Read more