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Tender to touch localised pain

Discussion in 'Peripheral Neuropathy' started by Skippa, Jun 28, 2017.

  1. Skippa

    Skippa Senior Member

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    Hi,

    I sometimes get this, for example on my hip, but today I have it on my right arm.

    It starts a few inches below my elbow and reaches a few inches above. The entire area is sensitive to touch, even the slightest brushing of touches.

    If I stay totally still I can't feel any pain at all, but clothes brushing against it, even shower water causes the pain, in fact HARD pressing doesn't cause the pain either.

    I was lifting some objects yesterday, could it be a trapped nerve? It feels like a burning ache or intense fiery itch at the point of pressure and radiates out into the surrounding tissue/muscle.

    It reminds me of the uncomfortable all over sensitivity you get from a bad virus fevery episode, such as tonsilitis or bad flu, except localised.
     
  2. voner

    voner Senior Member

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    That sounds exactly like Allodynia.
     
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  3. Skippa

    Skippa Senior Member

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    Hmmm, yes it does.

    Thanks! Off to read about that now. Interesting the treatments all seem to be aimed at reducing the pain and not treating whatever cause.
     

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