How Can You Tell The Difference Between Muscle Pain And Nerve Pain?

Can a muscle strain cause nerve pain?

Muscle strain is sometimes referred to as muscle pull.

A severe muscle strain can result in a muscle tear.

The tearing of the muscle can also damage small blood vessels, causing local bleeding (with or without bruising) and pain (caused by irritation of the nerve endings in the area)..

What does muscular pain feel like?

Muscle pain can feel different—aching, cramping, stabbing, or burning—depending on what’s behind it. In the end, diagnosing the reason for your muscle pain requires a medical history, physical examination, and sometimes, blood and/or imaging tests.

What does a trapped nerve feel like?

Pinched nerve signs and symptoms include: Numbness or decreased sensation in the area supplied by the nerve. Sharp, aching or burning pain, which may radiate outward. Tingling, pins and needles sensations (paresthesia)

How do you know if you have a pulled muscle or pinched nerve?

A pinched nerve will generally feel like a sharp shooting pain that radiates to another part of the body. On the other hand, a pulled muscle will usually feel like a dull ache or pain that only occurs in one part of the body.

How do you know when you have nerve pain?

Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy might include: Gradual onset of numbness, prickling or tingling in your feet or hands, which can spread upward into your legs and arms. Sharp, jabbing, throbbing or burning pain. Extreme sensitivity to touch.

How do you know if your pain is neuropathic?

The pain is usually described as a burning sensation and affected areas are often sensitive to the touch. Symptoms of neuropathic pain may also include excruciating pain, pins and needles, difficulty correctly sensing temperatures and numbness.