Tender to touch localised pain

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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.
 

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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.
That sounds exactly like Allodynia.