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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

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Wrist Pain (Definition)

Pain coming from the wrist. In general, the wrist is described as including the radial-carpal joint, the radial-ulnar joint, the joints between the eight carpal bones, and the joints between the carpal bones and the five metacarpal bones. Wrist pain can be caused from traumatic, degenerative, vascular, and inflammatory causes ...Read more


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Sharp pain in wrist, travels up my hand into first 2 knuckles. Last night hand swelled up, slight burning sensasion when swelled. Any idea?

Sharp pain in wrist, travels up my hand into first 2 knuckles. Last night hand swelled up, slight burning sensasion when swelled. Any idea?

Repetitive wrist motion: Can cause this, similar to carpal tunnel syndrome. Often if you're typing a lot, doing hours of computer work, or playing piano or an instrument for hours, you can tighten these areas in the midback, and shoulders where the the arm is receiving innervation from the cervical/thoracic nerve roots. That can cause your wrists to swell, if the nerve is inflamed, necessitating splints. See a doctor (DO). ...Read more

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Right hand/wrist in cheer 3weeks ago. my fingers bent and touch my wrist being smashed cant move, in brace 3weeks sharp&burning pain from fingers up?

Right hand/wrist in cheer 3weeks ago. my fingers bent and touch my wrist being smashed cant move, in brace 3weeks sharp&burning pain from fingers up?

Talk to your doctor ASAP: Sounds like you're experiencing neuropathic pain, from your description. So your PCP needs to know, and have this documented, and give you a prescription for something that can treat you effectively. ...Read more

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I had a tendon transfer in my hand 2 weeks ago and I am noticing a sharp burning sensation?

I had a tendon transfer in my hand 2 weeks ago and I am noticing a sharp burning sensation?

Call your surgeon: Anytime you have an issue after having a surgery it is your responsibility to inform your surgeon. Don't be afraid. ...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 left wrist last 10 seconds been going on for a week and a half no medication or injuries ?

Burning sensation on left wrist last 10 seconds been going on for a week and a half no medication or injuries 
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In certain cultures: this means either you are going to come into a large sum of money or you are going to have your car towed. Burning discomfort in the wrist associated with repetitive motions and numbness or parasthesias in the thumb, and first 2-3 fingers usually is due to irritation or compression of the median nerve. (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) If no injury rash has occurred I would ret it and see if it resolves. ...Read more

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What would be the cause for severe burning sensation in the under part of the wrist?

What would be the cause for severe burning sensation in the under part of the wrist?

Carpal tunnel: Would be my best guess. If not carpal tunnel syndrome, it is another type of neuropathy-go see your doc to clarify. ...Read more

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Hours ago i got this burning sensation where my thumb and wrist meet up. Can anyone tell me what it could be and what can I do?

Hours ago i got this burning sensation where my thumb and wrist meet up. Can anyone tell me what it could  be and what can I do?

Tendon injury: inflammation or trauma to the tendon sheath of the thumb would be the first thought Have you overworked or traumatised your thumb? It may get better spontaneouly if you rest the thumb! ...Read more

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I am 18 years old and the inner part of my left wrist sometimes gets this burning sensation. I would like to know if that is normal. Also i'm a righty

I am 18 years old and the inner part of my left wrist sometimes gets this burning sensation. I would like to know if that is normal. Also i'm a righty

NO: If you do a lot of texting or typing you may be getting inflammation at the base of your thumb. This is due to overuse of the thumb joint by the wrist. ...Read more

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Circular dry patch on my wrist more noticeable some days than others. I've noticed that when I put lotion it gets red and I feel a burning sensation.

Circular dry patch on my wrist  more noticeable some days than others. I've noticed that when I put lotion it gets red and I feel a burning sensation.

The patch could be: eczema or atopic dermatitis, both due to very dry skin and perhaps allergies. As you suggest, dryness is the main culprit. It may burn because the skin is so dry that there are actually microscopic cuts/breaks in it which burn when chemicals applied. Many lotions have alcohols or acids (glycolic, azaelaic, lactic) that are irritating. Humidify, hydrate, use sensitive skin lotions/creams. ...Read more

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What causes burning pain on lateral elbow down to wrist?

Neuralgia: It sounds like nerve irritation that could be coming from either a central location (cervical spine) or a peripheral nerve issue (ulnar, radial, median). Ligament and muscle issues could also be considered. An examination should be able to help you sort things out. ...Read more

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The front area of my right wrist hurts whenever I pushed myself up (like from a push up position). It gives a burning sensation when it hurts.

Strain vs.Tendonitis: What did a X-Ray / MRI show ? There are several diagnoses ranging from tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, radiculopathy, RSI, nerve entrapment to TFCC tear vs. fracture. Thus you need a good exam & may need an EMG.Once the diagnosis is clear we can develop a clear treatment plan which may ultimately include a wrist brace and Hand therapy if an injection is not indicated.See a Hand specialist ...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 burning pain that feels like its coming from my vein and it leads to my wrist. I haven't hurt it or done too much exercise?

I have a burning pain that feels like its coming from my vein and it leads to my wrist. I haven't hurt it or done too much exercise?

Need more info: If it is red or swollen, go to the er. If it otherwise looks normal and you can move it normally, try some ice and tylenol (acetaminophen). If it doesn't move normally, get it looked at. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my wrist, I am being checked for a broken scaphoid. nothing is showing on xrays. Had a brace on for 2 weeks still hurts?

I have a burning sensation in my wrist, I am being checked for a broken scaphoid. nothing is showing on xrays. Had a brace on for 2 weeks still hurts?

Keko looking: Scaffoid fractures are sometimes tricky. Tell your doctor to have another X-ray with 3 views. They are bad fractures to have if it comes to that so you for sure want it treated ...Read more

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After 2 months since cat bite to left wrist I still have limited movement and server pain at times along with a burning sensation. What could be wrong?

After 2 months since cat bite to left wrist I still have limited movement and server pain at times along with a burning sensation. What could be wrong?

Injury: It's possible that the bite involved a tendon or nerve that runs through the wrist, or that it became infected shortly after the bite. Either way, I would recommend that you have this seen by your regular physician, if not go directly to a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I think i might have complex regional PAIN SYNDROME due to burning pain and extreme sensit. in wrist was well as insomnia. Skin is normal look. could?

I think i might have complex regional PAIN SYNDROME due to burning pain and extreme sensit. in wrist was well as insomnia. Skin is normal look. could?

Unlikely but: Unlikely but a good history and physical examination and appropriate tests and follow-up should answer your question in the hands of your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a burning pain in my left elbow that continues down to the left side of my wrist (side where the thumb is) it's very painful! What should I do?

See a doc, of course: Three main nerves innervate the forearm and hand: The median, ulnar and radial nerves. Sounds like 1 or more of them are being injured by something. Look up "entrapment neuropathy." Neuroanatomical localization is what you need. You can't do this, and neither can Dr. Google, so don't try. You need to see Dr. Live Person (may require a neurologist consultation). ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation inside my wrist & is moving up my forearm. Also it sometimes ache. Why is this?

I have a burning sensation inside my wrist & is moving up my forearm. Also it sometimes ache. Why is this?

Tunnell syndrome: Sounds like a nerve entrapment syndrome such as carpal tunnel. Typically the pain will involve some of the fingers and wrist, and radiate upward toward the elbow. You may want to try using a wrist splint at night to see if this helps. You can find a wrist splint at any store that also has a pharmacy. ...Read more

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I've had a burning pain in my wrist that won't go away with anti-inflamatories or a carpul brace, what could it be?

I've had a burning pain in my wrist that won't go away with anti-inflamatories or a carpul brace, what could it be?

Nerve irritation.: It could be an irritated or pinched nerve, anywhere from your neck , down to the wrist. You should have your physician look into this. ...Read more

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Have mild/moderate pain/burning sensation in left hand/wrist for over a week. No visible cause. Worse when touched. Whats wrong?

Have mild/moderate pain/burning sensation in left hand/wrist for over a week. No visible cause. Worse when touched. Whats wrong?

Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist or neurologist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...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 sprain wrist 10 mon ago. Still have constant sever burning pain and sensitivity. I have good days and bad days but always in pain. Could be RSD?

I sprain wrist 10 mon ago.  Still have constant sever burning pain and sensitivity.  I have good days and bad days but always in pain.  Could be RSD?

See specialist: You may wish to ask your primary physician for a referral to a specialist who deals with complex regional pain syndrome and (new name for RSD). It may still be possible that the sprain continues to heal but if you do not notice any noticeable difference from when it first occurred then, there is a possibility this can have turned into something more chronic and insidious. Good luck ...Read more

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I woke up with a painful burning sensation in my palm, both hands. Fingers not so much but carea closer to wrist is flaming! please advise thank you?

Periph. neuropathy: Sounds like the onset of a peripheral neuropathy which can be related to underlying diseases, spinal cord arthritic changes with pressure on nerve endings, or spinal cord lesions themselves. You need to see and be evaluated by a neurologist and would do this asap as the longer nerve conditions persist the slower the resolution. Good luck. ...Read more

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I sprain wrist 10 mon ago. Still having intense burning pain. Last night, without warning, the intense burning pain started in hip and neck. Related?

I sprain wrist 10 mon ago.  Still having intense burning pain. Last night, without warning, the intense burning pain started in hip and neck. Related?

Need more info: Having intense burning pain in your wrist 10 months after spraining it is a bit unusual, as is intense burning in your neck and hip.

If symptoms persist best to have an exam with your physician. Any opinion offered here would be only a guess. ...Read more

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I have pain in my wrist (more in morning), has a burning sensation, is a little more swollen too (on my thumb side.) i can't lean on it. What can it be?

I have pain in my wrist (more in morning), has a burning sensation, is a little more swollen too (on my thumb side.) i can't lean on it. What can it be?

Carpal tunnel: Possibly carpal tunnel, especially if you are prone to performing repetitive action with that wrist. Compression and irritation of the nerve results in the sort of symptoms you are describing. See a hand specialist. ...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


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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