What causes burning sensation in forearm while stretching arms?

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Posted on Sat, 6 Jun 2015 in General Health
Question: First off i am a 35 yo male in otherwise fair health. One week ago I woke in the morning and when I stretched my arms out to the sides I felt a strong burn on my right forearm just below the antecubital fosa 5 centimeters off set towards the pinky side. This burn has been replicable every time I reach out directly to the side. It has the intensity of someone putting a cigarette out on my arm. Otherwise there is no burn straightening my arm in any other position. Also when wiping when using the bathroom, pulling up with my fingers causes a weird twitch that ocurrs in the same spot however with no pain. I have experienced no other pain or weakness above or below the sight. What could this be.what are my next steps. Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma 35 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It can be ulnar nerve pathology

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have studied your case. Most probably these symptoms are due to ulnar nerve pathology. Ulnar nerve lies in medial side of elbow right at that position where you are having those symptoms.
I would recommend you to meet a orthopaedic doctor and get your self examined. If there is subluxatable ulnar nerve then you might need a small procedure to anchor nerve .
I hope this answer will be useful for you. let me know if there is any other followup questions. thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma 23 minutes later
I apologize, however the post was supposed to read 5 mm. I belive the unarmed nerve is too far around the arm to be involved. more in me medial nerve area. what baffles me is I have not been able to find any information matching this burning symptom. also the fact that it only occurs at arm full out stretched at shoulder level. I have attached a picture of the area with a quarter marking the location of the pain.
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma 47 hours later
Brief Answer:
I would recommend you to get EMG/NCV

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for replying. Area which you have shown is also have nerve supply from ulnar nerve so it can be involved. I would suggest you to get EMG/NCV of the forearm. This will tell us if there is nerve compression and what is the extent of involvement.
I would also suggest you to take Pregabalin and methylcobal daily. This will take care of this burning sensation.
I hope this answer will be helpful for you.Let me know if there is any other followup questions.
thanks
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