Aa
A
A
A
Close
Orthopedics Community
12.6k Members
Avatar universal

pain, burning, numbness in the arm

I have had a burning, cutting, plus numbness in my left arm. It has been going on for two weeks now. There is a raise in the veins on the outside of the arms. Today I went outside while it was raining and where a rain drop hit ,my arm started to burn. When I extend my arm it Bruns bad then. What could be the cause of this?
1 Responses
1059521 tn?1432464764
Sometimes a muscle pinches a nerve in your shoulder and that nerve gets really angry. Hot, fiery, numbness and tingling pains shoot down your arm. You feel it in your forearm wrist and hand.

Try pinching your shoulder muscle with your opposite hand and relaxing your arm. Repeat for several minutes. If this is the cause you should feel some relief. Alternate hot and cold compresses to encourage circulation. the ice should help calm the nerves.

Stretch your shoulder and chest muscles using a wall and a doorway, like this
http://www.exrx.net/Stretches/PectoralisMinor/Wall.html
and like this
http://www.exrx.net/Stretches/PectoralisMinor/Doorway.html

Work the kink out by following the shoulder mapping components of force exercises. http://www.exrx.net/Kinesiology/AnglePull.html#anchor1499250

Just move gently and lightly. Like your giving yourself an internal joint massage. If you feel ANY pain instead of relief, stop immediately and have it checked. You may have torn a ligament.
Have an Answer?
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out if PRP therapy right for you.
Tips for preventing one of the most common types of knee injury.
Tips and moves to ease backaches
How to bounce back fast from an ankle sprain - and stay pain free.
Patellofemoral pain and what to do about it.
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.