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Skin is on fire and painful to touch

Please can anyone help. I have an area of approximately  5cm in diameter by my wrist that feels a if it is on fire.There is nothing to show that I have anything wrong except for a little swelling under the surface. The pain has now duplicated itself further up my arm same size area towards the inside of my elbow and is also now doing the same thing towards my thumb joint. The pain is excruciating especially when I move or shake my arm and it seems to be following the pattern of one of my veins, help please
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A clinical examination is very essential for correct diagnosis and treatment of your symptoms. The common causes of your symptoms could possibly be ganglion cysts, rheumatoid arthritis, tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis and gout. In rheumatoid arthritis there is morning stiffness, joint pains and nodules under the skin. Ganglion cysts arise from the capsule of a joint or the sheath of a tendon. They are found at different places on the wrist and some ganglion cysts may be painful. Seek the opinion of a healthcare professional. After a clinical examination he/she may further refer you to a specialist. Do keep me posted.
Best luck and regards!
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Dear Dr Sharma,

Apologies for the delay, it turns out that I eventually went to my Doctor as it was extremely painful. I was diagnosed with Thrombophlebitis as I had recently been in hospital for an Angiogram.

Apparently the only thing one can do for this problem is to take anti-inflammatories and pain killers, I would be very interested to see what you thoughts are on this matter as I am getting it once again.

Kind regards

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