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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Burning Sensation In The Left Arm Symptoms

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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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Experiencing left shoulder ache, the pain radiates down the arm to the bottom palm of my hand? I'd describe it as a burning/shooting sensation...

Experiencing left shoulder ache, the pain radiates down the arm to the bottom palm of my hand? I'd describe it as a burning/shooting sensation...

May be pinched nerv: May be a pinched nerve but that would more likely be due to the neck which may be why the cough makes it worse. You can ask your physician, try a neck pillow neck collar but may need physical therapy. ...Read more

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Pain in the shoulder and neck burning sensation all in the arm, numbness in the arm and tingling sensation n the arm. Not having fluid movement

Pain in the shoulder and neck burning sensation all in the arm, numbness in the arm and tingling sensation n the arm. Not having fluid movement

You : You need to have an immediate medical evaluation. A burning sensation, numbness and tingling could represent a stroke or a significant neurological catastrophe. It can also be from a "pinched nerve", but you need to be evaluated immediately to determine the cause. Please go to the er for these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have tingling pain in muscles with burning sensation they come and go all over the body left side of tongue have a burning sensation too ?

I have tingling pain in muscles with burning sensation they come and go all over the body left side of tongue  have a burning sensation too
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Mystery Sensations: The tongue can be inflamed and result in a condition called glossitis. The causes are varied and include nutrition deficiencies and allergies among other causes. Burning pain and paresthesias can signify a neurologic condition and are best evaluated in-person by a physician or neurologist who can full evaluate. ...Read more

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What causes burning neck pain that radiates down both arms? Along with numbness and tingling in the neck? The burning pain at times is unbearable

What causes burning neck pain that radiates down both arms? Along with numbness and tingling in the neck? The burning pain at times is unbearable

Disc problem: While most of the time it is not serious but it could be a sign of a disc problem or another condition called spinal stenosis. I would recommend your see a spinal specialist who will evaluate your physical exam and may order further diagnostic tests such as an MRI ...Read more

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What causes a burning itchy feeling in the left shoulder blade?

What causes a burning itchy feeling in the left shoulder blade?

Could be a # of cau-: ses, like: 1: skin irritation by something coming in contact with it; 2: some insect bite(s); 3: a local nerve being irritated, or from the spine itself; 4: A Metabolic cause, which can also same symptoms. See your PCP to be examined and probably investigated. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What disc would be involved when I have burning pain in the neck with radiating pain in the arms? The burning pain in my neck causes numbness also?

What disc would be involved when I have burning pain in the neck with radiating pain in the arms?  The burning pain in my neck causes numbness also?

1 or Several: Burning pain in neck/arms may or may not involve disk(s). At Google image "neck vertebrae" and "brachial plexus". The plexus is complicated: nerve roots and trucks combine, separate then form separate nerves that supply strength and sensation to your arms and neck (and shoulders and upper back/chest). Only way to know if disk is involved starts w/doctor's exam ...Read more

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I have the following symptoms: burning feeling in my chest and stomach. Numbness, pain and abnormal sensations in the arms and legs (on the left side). Muscle weakness and aches. Is this neuropathy?

I have the following symptoms: burning feeling in my chest and stomach. Numbness, pain and abnormal sensations in the arms and legs (on the left side). Muscle weakness and aches. Is this neuropathy?

I would see a neuro: Doc for this. Things that have to be ruled out include lyme's disease and ms among other things. Please get an evaluation to set your mind at ease or to get timely treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have intermittent pain sometimes dull sometimes severe from top of breast below shoulder & down inside of left arm. The pain can arise from side of breast to underarm & down inner left arm, sometimes causing a tingling sensation. I have also intermitten

Impingement: This symptom appears to be caused by an impingement of a nerve and to determine the location of the impingement and what are the options for treatment,I recommend a consultation with a neurologist who can also order any appropriate tests which may be needed in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a tingly/itching occasionally burning sensation down the left side of my face . also shooting pain in jaw?

Could be: Could be TMJ, trigeminal neuralgia, referred ear pain, occlusal trauma, tooth and or gum infection, one of many syndromes, diabetic imbalance, or many other maladies. See your Dentist for differential diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How to treat burning sensation in right side of chest?

How to treat burning sensation in right side of chest?

Depends on cause: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Numbness in upper leg. Jerky movments of the leg. Itching in some areas, but no rash. Sensation of cold and heat, spasms. Stabbing pains?

Numbness in upper leg. Jerky movments of the leg. Itching in some areas, but no rash. Sensation of cold and heat, spasms. Stabbing pains?

Sympathetic nerves: While these symptoms are very disconcerting and frustrating, unlikely they suggest a serious abnormality. The autonomic nervous system is made up of a sympathetic and parasympathetic coordination which regulates our organ systems without our conscious control. These systems can become out of balance and create symptoms like yours. Breathing techniques and meditation have both been shown to help. ...Read more

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Headache top left side radiating to left temple. Skin on top left tingling/sensation of heat. symptoms for 3 days. Ache not constant; tingling/heat is. ?

Headache top left side radiating to left temple. Skin on top left tingling/sensation of heat. symptoms for 3 days.  Ache not constant; tingling/heat is. ?

Headache: There are many aspects that go into determining the cause of head pain. Is it new? Does it radiate from one area to another? What makes it better or worse? What is your response to medication? How severe is it? At your age, certain headache causes are more likely, such as migraine or cervicogenic pain (from disc or degenerative neck). You need to talk to a headache specialist. ...Read more

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What cause a burning sensation in lower leg right below the knee . The burning sensation comes and goes. It's not swellon or warm to touch.

What cause a burning sensation in lower leg right below the knee . The burning sensation  comes and goes.  It's not swellon or warm to touch.

Hard to say: Answer depends on lots of information that we don't have. How long have you had it? When does it occur? Do you have any other medical problems? This is the sort of question best answered after an in-depth history & exam. Unless, after tracking the pain, you can relate it to an activity (certain exercise, prolonged sitting/standing in a certain position or chair) or a particular style of shoe. ...Read more

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I have persistent pain in left breast burning in sensation, somehow pain in armpit, left side of back, left arm and pricking pain medial to left breast?

I have persistent pain in left breast burning in sensation, somehow pain in armpit, left side of back, left arm and pricking pain medial to left breast?

Complicated case: It looks like you are having a neuropathic pain from the distribution of your pain. In any case your presentation is a bit concerning and advise you to see your family doc so that you can get the assessment and treatment. Best wishes ...Read more

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Numbness and tingling in fingers of right hand and also a burning sensation. Pain in upper arm and joints of right arm... What could this mean?

Numbness and tingling in fingers of right hand and also a burning sensation. Pain in upper arm and joints of right arm... What could this mean?

Numbness ; tingling: There are variety possible causes for this condition including musculus-skeletal disorders of the cervical area, multiple sclerosis or carpal tunnel syndrome, just to name a few. The treatment will depend on your diagnosis. Without the diagnosis is a guessing game. Rec.: see interventional pain management specialist for further investigation and management. ...Read more

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Can nautical vertigo/boatfeeling be a symptom of Als? Also have burning pain in upper right arm + stiffness/pain in right forearm. Twitches on and off

Can nautical vertigo/boatfeeling be a symptom of Als? Also have burning pain in upper right arm + stiffness/pain in right forearm. Twitches on and off

Not likely: we have not see dizziness as a typical symptom of ALS in our office, but if you have other neurologic symptoms, I definitely recommend a visit with a neurologist. ...Read more

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Burning sensation and pain in lower right leg, numbing sensation in foot, pinching sensation in hip ? No back pain.

Burning sensation and pain in lower right leg, numbing sensation in foot, pinching sensation in hip ?  No back pain.

Depends: I would like to know where the pain starts. If it originates at the buttock it is possible that the problem could be coming from the back despite not having back pain. My advice would be to get an EMG to rule out a radiculopathy, consider imaging of L-spine and Right Hip, and based on these results decide further tx. Buttock pain could be coming from back, hip or SI joint. Further w/u needed. ...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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Burning sensation in left arm that goes up to my neck?

Burning sensation in left arm that goes up to my neck?

Radiculopathy: Is what first comes to mind. Also known as a piched nerve in your neck. However there are other causes that need to be ruled out. It could be something as simple as a muscle spasm or something more serious. There are many questions and exam requirements to correctly identify the problem. A full history and a physical exam would be required to determine with any certainty. ...Read more

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I have a slight tingling and burning sensation in my left arm should i be worried about anything?

I have a slight tingling and burning sensation in my left arm should i be worried about anything?

LIKELY BENIGN: Could be you have some nerve irritation at wrist or elbow. Unlikely to be sign of any issue other than transient nerve pinching. If continues or worsens, have your doctor assess. ...Read more

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I have a slight burning sensation on the left side of my head, my shoulders and back. I sometimes feel it in my left arm. What, possibly, could it be?

I have a slight burning sensation on the left side of my head, my shoulders and back. I sometimes feel it in my left arm. What, possibly, could it be?

R/O DISC DISEASE: Your description of the pain sounds neuropathic in nature . You need a full exam and focused Neuro exam. Full lab tests including TFTS /Vit b12/Vit d/ Lyme disease. If symptoms persist an you have increased knee reflexes, MRI of brain would be needed to evaluate for MS. If reflexes are weak or foot drop is present. Mri of cervical spine is needed to rule out herniated disc or mass effect. ...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 a bad burning sensation in my left arm and left hand?

I have a bad burning sensation in my left arm and left hand?

Consider: Could be mechanical nerve compression at elbow or wrist, but due to possible referred cardiac pain to left arm, also check for possible angina. Your doctor needs to know what is occurring. ...Read more

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Chest pain with burning sensation down left arm?

Think of angina: Seek medical attention/ think of angina/ could be non cardiac causes as well however. ...Read more

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I've been having a pain in my left shoulder from few days day with a burning sensation in the upper part of my left arm.

I've been having a pain in my left shoulder from few days day with a burning sensation in the upper part of my left arm.

Nerve pain: likely due to a "pinched" nerve. Recent trauma? Apply heat, rest the joint (sling), use some non-steroidal anti-inflammatories for pain. If not better in few days, see PCP. Be well. ...Read more

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I am a 30 y old woman. Having left arm heaviness and burning sensation in fingers after heavy lifting and also on cold mornings. What could it be?

I am a 30 y old woman. Having left arm heaviness and burning sensation in fingers  after heavy  lifting and also on cold mornings. What could it be?

Nerve: A pinched nerve in the neck or shoulder region could be the problem. Symptoms brought on by cold temperatures suggest some vascular spasm. Bursitis of the shoulder is another possibility. An orthopedic specialist or neurologist would be best to evaluate you and order any appropriate tests. ...Read more

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I been having like a burning sensation underneath my left arm pit and breast I have no lumps I've checked thanks Kelly?

Local irritation: Maybe related to tight garments around the area in combination with increased perspiration. Use some neutral powder to the area for a few days and of course, keep the area clean and free of irritation due to undue perspiration. ...Read more

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It is normal to feel burning sensation in my chest and left arm after started taking Metoprolol a few days ago?

It is normal to feel burning sensation in my chest and left arm after started taking Metoprolol a few days ago?

It is unlikely: that Metoprolol would cause discomfort of this nature. You should bring this to the attention of your health care provider who has your health history and indication for treatment with metoprolol. ...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?

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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I've been having a pain in my left shoulder blade all day with a burning sensation in the upper part of my left arm. I'm pretty healthy.should I be wo?

I've been having a pain in my left shoulder blade all day with a burning sensation in the upper part of my left arm. I'm pretty healthy.should I be wo?

See a physician: The burning sensation is usually a nerve type pain, but this could be related to your neck or shoulder joint. Either way I would recommend being examined by your primary care physician as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Was given gabapentin4mild peroneal neuropathy in knee.now have burning sensation n slight pain in left knee.left arm is palpitating.What should i do ?

See pain management: specialist or a neurologist. Peripheral neuropathy is a complicate chronic dysfunction to live with. The good news is there is a treatment for this condition ranges from conservative therapies, pharmacological and alternative options. The goals of treatment are to relieve pain, maintain normal function and improve quality of life. ...Read more

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Small lump under left arm. Was red and more swollen. Gone down in size over the last week but still a lump. Burning sensation not much pain. 3 weeks. ?

See a doctor: You can wait for another week or two since it went down in size of not completely gone see a doctor. The good news that it had went down in size ...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