Post # 1
For the past 1-2 weeks, I have had a burning sensation in one particular spot on my left arm, on the inside just above the elbow. I don’t have it all the time, just on and off. It feels like someone is holding a match up to my skin, and it kinda throbs.
I don’t have any other issues with my arm/hand (no numbness, tingling…etc). But it’s really uncomfortable.
Ofcourse I googled the symptoms and Dr. Google says I have everything from nerve damage to Multiple Sclerosis.
Do any bees have an idea of what this might be? Should I go see a Dr? If so, what kind? This doesn’t seem like something my Internist would be helpful for….
Post # 3
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I’d go to the doc, they will be able to refer you to the right kind of doctor if it’s not something they have the answer for. It sounds like a nerve thing, but you’ll defnitely need a referral beforeyou see a neurologist (if it turns out that’s what it is).
Post # 4
I’d go to the Dr. As Darling Husband says, STOP GOOGLING…. lol i’m a bit if a hypocrondriac and the things I have according to google, well let’s say I shouldn’t be walking around anymore. Going to the Dr. will help figure out what’s going on, it could be something really simple, and it takes the worry a way from you!
Post # 5
I would visit the doctor. It could be a bunch of things, like tendonitis or he start of carpal tunnel, or a little pinched nerve. I had a similar pain a while ago & I ignored it until it got so bad that I had to go to the doctor. I had tendonitis, and because I left it untreated it turned into mild carpal tunnel because of the inflamation for so long (it healed very quickly with treatment!). But if I had gone to the doctor sooner, it wouldn’t have progressed that far. The burning you describe sounds like a nerve thing. I’m sure you’re fine & it’s nothing serious, but after my experience I don’t delay going to the doctor anymore!
Post # 6
I would also go to the doctor..better safe than sorry right? Any updates?
Post # 7
I get it all the time! I get it just above my elbow on the back of both arms. Never been to the dr but I’ve had it off and on for over a year.
Post # 9
@Seashells7: My brother is a Dr and I saw him Tuesday night for dinner. I explained what hurt and he examined the spot, did some tests where I bent my arm and he felt around, asked about when it hurts…etc. He said he doesn’t feel anything to be concerned about and that I should give it a few more days before I went to my regular Dr to get a scan.
It hasn’t hurt since! Must have just been one of those fluke things!
Post # 10
@CanAmBride: lol, it’s like when your car is making a weird noise but when you take it to the mechanic, it works perfectly fine. I hope it was just a temporary thing and you’re feeling better!