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Doctor insights on: Tingling Burning Sensation In Fingers

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Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
1,313 Doctors shared insights

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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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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My palm area & the area between my middle & fourth finger has this tingling burning sensation. Happened when I was cooking and I couldn't stop stop it?

My palm area & the area between my middle & fourth finger has this tingling burning sensation. Happened when I was cooking and I couldn't stop stop it?

Pinched nerve?: Hard to say from the info you provided. Transient numbness, tingling, or burning sensation is often due to irritation or pressure on a nerve. Ulnar nerve at elbow compression can cause numbness into ring and small finger. Median nerve pressure at wrist can radiate to middle -ring finger web space. Holding a handle in your hand for a long time may cause this. If it persists get it checked out. ...Read more

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Tingling and burning sensation in arms and hands after fingers link together. Is this from bad circulation?

Tingling and burning sensation in arms and hands after fingers link together. Is this from bad circulation?

No: Tingling and burning (collectively called "paresthesias" medically) are symtoms of peripheral nerve dysfunction. Sounds like you're compressing a trigger point? It's more common with certain diseases such as diabetes but can occur in normal people as well. ...Read more

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I have persistent burning pain, weeknes, tingling sensation in my arms and fingers.

I have persistent burning pain, weeknes, tingling sensation in my arms and fingers.

Eval.: Bilateral paresthesias with weakness requires emg/ncv of the upper extremities. I would also obtain MRI of cervical spine to rule out hnp or cord compression. Cxr is useful.
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be bilateral; physical exam and EMG can help diagnose.
Look at myofascial pain, such as pronator syndrome, which is secondary to overuse. Also labwork for connective tissue disease panel. ...Read more

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I have tingling in my arm and hand in  2 smallest fingers and by a sort of burning pain and loss of feeling in left arm only for last few months?

I have tingling in my arm and hand in  2 smallest fingers and by a sort of burning pain and loss of feeling in left arm only for last few months?

Get checked: Most probable cause of your pain seems to be from a pinched nerve in the neck. Although you are somewhat young for this to happen, sudden heavy lifting, sudden twisting of the neck or an accident of anysort could be the cause.
You may need Xray or MRI followed by possible phsical therapy, medications and nerve blocks.
In severe or persistant cases, a surgery is indicated to reduce the compression ...Read more

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I have constant numbing tingling at times burning pain and weakness below elbow to fingers and below knees. Worsen during sleep?

I have constant numbing tingling at times burning pain and weakness below elbow to fingers and below knees. Worsen during sleep?

Vague: Depending upon the duration of your issues, I would see a dr. Asap whom may refer you to a neurologist. You may need some tests done. Could be a pinched nerve, but impossible to tell without a history and exam. ...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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Random and sudden burning sensation in fingers on right hand?

Random and sudden burning sensation in fingers on right hand?

Hand numbness: Your symptoms can be due to either nerve compression or vascular compromise to right hand. The whole right arm and cervical spine needs to be evaluated. Do you type a lot? Postural exercises and yoga helps. Chiropractor might be of some assistance too based upon what defect has been diagnosed after thorough work up ...Read more

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I have tingling followed by a burning sensation on my left cheek, which last for a hour. Had it for a week now?

I have tingling followed by a burning sensation on my left cheek, which last for a hour. Had it for a week now?

Neuralgia: Tingling and burning symptoms are typically nerve based in nature. This may be an isolated neuralgia that self resolves. If it persists it may be a form of trigeminal (fifth nerve) neuralgia, a pain condition that can be treated with nerve pain medications. A MRI of the brain may be recommended if symptoms are persistent. ...Read more

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I am feeling a burning sensation in my fingers, I have not cut any chillis. Why is this so? And how can I cure it?

I am feeling a burning sensation in my fingers, I have not cut any chillis. Why is this so? And how can I cure it?

There are numerous: Causes of finger burning sensation. Causes range from smoking and diabetes to blood vessel problems (Raynaud's disease) to arthritic or connective tissue problems such as lupus. Mechanical problems such as Dupytren's contracture of the palm can also do this. It requires a full assessment by your primary doctor or neurologist; the spectrum of possible tests is extensive. Treatments are available. ...Read more

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I have been fingered, I bleed in the inside, the blood color is brown and I feel burning sensation a little. What it could be?

I have been fingered, I bleed in the inside, the blood color is brown and I feel burning sensation a little. What it could be?

Bleeding: The brown color is likely old blood. May also indicate that you are having a period. Burning sensation is a little concerning as this may mean either a bacterial or yeast infection. In any event, you will need to see a physician if the symptoms have not gone away in the next day or two. ...Read more

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Experiencing a burning sensation in my left shoulder with some tingling. My BP spiked 164/94 last evening but is normal now. What could this be?

Experiencing a burning sensation in my left shoulder with some tingling. My BP spiked 164/94 last evening but is normal now. What could this be?

Doubt connected: It is unlikely that the tingling in your shoulder and your high blood pressure are related. We are concerned when shoulder pain and tingling are connected to chest pain, shortness of breath or any other symptoms that may suggest you're having a heart attack. ...Read more

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Have severe burning/tingling of face, began about three months ago with slight burning sensation right cheek. Over time has enveloped entire face?

Have severe burning/tingling of face, began about three months ago with slight burning sensation right cheek. Over time has enveloped entire face?

Facial burning: There are many possible causes of facial burning sensation, and the answer for you requires more detailed evaluation.
Some inflammatory conditions and immunologic problems can cause this. Allergy to certain medications is possible, for example. Your doctor should be able to help. ...Read more

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Why do I feel a burning sensation in between my fingers?

Why do I feel a burning sensation in between my fingers?

Burnning: There are many causes for burnning sensation in between fingers. Most common is B12 deficiency and diabetes.Other causes are amyloid neuropathy, b6, hiv, vasculitis, lyme, vasculitis, hypothyroid, medication specially chemotherapy, certain medications. ...Read more

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What causes tingling, numbness and a burning sensation on the left side of the body?

What causes tingling, numbness and a burning sensation on the left side of the body?

Focal symptoms: Could be a migraine aura, possible transient cerebral ischemia, a focal sensory seizure, and if left arm only, maybe cardiac issue. Sometimes following certain strokes, a focal pain issue with ensue. A focal process in neck could result in unilateral issues in arm and leg. Best to get such problems examined and diagnosed. ...Read more

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Pain in right scapula that has worsened over the past two years. Recently it's been coupled with a tingling/burning sensation. No known injury.?

Pain in right scapula that has worsened over the past two years. Recently it's been coupled with a tingling/burning sensation. No known injury.?

Muscle spasm: 30y female has pain unilateral scapula region; likely represents soft tissue spasm. Look in minor & at photos. Is head chronically tilted toward left side. Head weighs 10 pounds. Pinch leading edge of Superior trapezius muscle at top of shoulder. Is the right thick and painful compared to a soft thin left? Crossed muscles in shoulder? Scoliosis? Left sacroiliac joint sags? See Osteopath. ...Read more

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I've been having a burning sensation from what feels like the inside of my head. I've also been having tingling sensations that are dull. Thoughts?

I've been having a burning sensation from what feels like the inside of my head. I've also been having tingling sensations that are dull. Thoughts?

Need an examination: A symptom of "burning sensations inside my head " and tingling sensations is less likely to be due to a serious disease and more likely due to stress or anxiety. BUT it's not possible to diagnose these symptoms without knowing your medical history and without the ability to ask you specific questions and examining you. Please see a Dr. To be sure nothing serious is present, better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Why I am feeling burning sensation in index finger?

Nerve Compression: Your sensation could be related to some nerve compression at your wrist area which we see in people with carpal tunnel syndrome. This can be attributed to the type of work that you do everyday. ...Read more

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I have burning sensation in my right index finger what is it?

I have burning sensation in my right index finger what is it?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Both of my feet have a tingling/ burning sensation that won't go away. What could it be?

Both of my feet have a tingling/ burning sensation that won't go away. What could it be?

Neuropathy: Your symptoms suggest a peripheral neuropathy which can be caused by diabetes, vitamin B12 deficiency, toxins, etc. I recommend an evaluation by a neurologist for proper diagnosis. ...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 little lumps and burning sensation in between two of my fingers. Can it possibly be herpes?

I have little lumps and burning sensation in between two of my fingers. Can it possibly be herpes?

Difficult to say....: Dermatological (skin) conditions are very difficult to diagnose without first seeing and feeling the lesion, however, interdigital (between the fingers) red bumps could be from herpes or scabies. See your doctor for a definitive work up. ...Read more

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Woke up with severe burning sensation of my left fingers, which is relief only when inserted water?

Woke up with severe burning sensation of my left fingers, which is relief only when inserted water?

Burning sensatjon: Very few things can do that---1). Nerve pinching at cervical spine level 2) or hypothyroidism 3). Also vitamin b6 deficiency in chronic alcoholic can do that too. Consult with your pmd. ...Read more

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Having burning sensation on my fingers since last 2 days. What would be the efficient treatment I can do?

Having burning sensation on my fingers since last 2 days. What would be the efficient treatment I can do?

Burning fingers?: How did this happen? Were you cooking with habanero peppers without gloving your hands. I love them too but the capsaicin in them is really intense. Burning is neurological. Is it coming from outside or inside? If from outside get "Goop" at an auto store. It looks like cold cream but it's great at removing heavy chain organic compounds. If it's from inside that's another story. See a neurologist. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
2,099 Doctors shared insights

Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more