Today I saw a man who had a car accident several years ago. He had PT right after the accident, and he’s been to a number of doctors through the years. He was frustrated because he still had a burning sensation in the top of his arm, all the way to his hand.
There are several muscles that will impinge on the bundle of nerves that begin at your neck and end at your hand. As the muscles are tight and push into the nerves they will cause a burning sensation, especially from your armpit to your fingers. The muscles that were involved with this gentleman was the scalenes, pectoralis minor, and biceps. If you click on the link you’ll be able to read about them and why they cause such a problem.
It took the full hour of treatment, but I also taught him how to treat these muscles because when a muscle has shortened it will take several sessions to make it release permanently. The best part is, at the end of the session he felt relief for the first time in years. I LOVE my work!! It’s so fulfilling to help people!
Now I only wish the more of the medical community would look at muscles as a potential cause of pain and numbness. I’m doing my best to tell as many people as possible and I believe it will happen eventually.
Wishing you well,