Burning character pain suggests a diagnosis
of reflex sympathetic dystrophy.
b. Dull, throbbing, and aching pain supports a diagnosis
of osteoarthritis, myofascial pain, and fibromyalgia.
c. Electric, tingling, and numb quality of pain may suggest radiculopathy, plexopathy, polyneuropathy, compressive mononeuropathies such as carpal tunnel syndrome, and intracranial pathology such as thalamic pain, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions.