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My arm's can't feel pain!? Answered

Today this girl was pinching my arm in this weird way thats supposed to hurt and i could barley feel it, so me and my friends put my arm to the test as soon as i started talking about the incident. My friend grabbed my arm with both hands twisting the skin in opposite directions (indian rugburn) dug his nails into it for long periods of time, stapled it, i put a little piece of glass into it (the top), bit down on it as hard as i could, and punched a brick wall. STILL NO PAIN!?!!?! wessup wif dat!


you might not have pain receptors. I also accidentally cut my middle finger and it was bleeding a lot but i couldn't feel the pain weird huh

Your skin is not homogeneous - there are spaces between the nerve endings.

As a fun experiment, sharpen a pencil, then gently probe your forearm - depending which nerves you hit, you will feel pain, pressure, heat, even cold. If you miss a nerve entirely, you will feel nothing.

Try the same test on different parts of your body, and you will notice distinct differences in sensitivity.


3 years ago

Even i have the same problem i guess.. i can poke a safety pin until it goes through my skin and still not feel any pain.. but this only works with my arm.. any where else i screech .. :P

my arms arrested like that too. I've tried breaking them and I cant.

That is awesome. I wish my arms were like that. :)


8 years ago

there is one benefit, you can punch your enemies as hard as you can with out felling any pain

:D im all good! i guess i can just take alot of pain

Ok, but it is always better to be safe than sorry. I am glad nothing is wrong.


10 years ago

Any news?

but if it isnt serious thats pretty awesome. in a way... doesnt leprosy do this to you?

There is a very rare condition where people lose feeling of pain all over, and it is very dangerous (they, without knowing it, could dip their hand into a vat of boiling oil and not feel it.....as the skin and muscle cook.; breaking a bone would not be noticed until it became a compound fracture and the bone stuck out through the skin, etc...it can be dangerous).

Well, The best of luck to getting that all fixed up.
Just as a little suggestio: the next time your nerve endings blow a fuse and refuse to respond, try not to excite them with everthing in you pain-inducing aresenal. dug his nails into it for long periods of time, stapled it, i put a little piece of glass into it (the top), bit down on it as hard as i could, and punched a brick wall. STILL NO PAIN! still, just because you can't feel pain doesn't mean it isn't hurting you! If you cut a finger off, bt couldn't feel it, you would still be missing a finger! Once read in a book about a girl that had absaloutley no sense of touch (not even pressure) and she would cut, burn, bruise and hurt herself each day just because her body wouldn't tell her she was hurt! I think she bit something off...

Let us know how things went....

Astro ? You aren't diabetic are you ? If so, or if you suspect this might be the case PLEASE see a doctor soon. That sounds very much like Diabetic Neuropathy. This could also be considered as Peripheral Neuropathy which can be caused when damage occurs to the myelin sheath (HIV is another cause, but is less common). Peripheral Neuropathy can be prevented or its progression slowed. By recognizing the early signs and symptoms, you can get prompt diagnosis, and adjustment of treatment for the condition.

genetic diabetes runs in the family on my dads side, but it didn't show that he had it until later in his life, so we don't know if i have it.

I would get some tests done (rather then lose the arm because you ignored it), just in case.

wow im glad i posted this. now thanks a bundle ill talk to my dad now hes a neurologist

Wow, you are lucky there....he should have some idea what might be going on

yeah my dad was doing something, and my mom just looked at me funny told me I was not diabetic, and that im fine so i guess ill talk to my dad when my moms gone

Have you injured yourself recently ? Back, shoulder, strain to the arm ? I don't nor didn't mean to scare you, but it is definitely something to "look into". As soon as you can. Let us know what turns up, even if it was only a temporary condition, as I am concerned (as I am sure others are too).

serious injuries, nope never broken a bone or sprained anything, maybe i just have a high pain tollerence?

Tolerance is feeling the pain, but not reacting severely to it. I have broken a few bones, shoved a screwdriver into my hand, and a number of other things....I still felt the pain, I just didn't scream or jump about (especially with the screw driver....I looked down at it sticking 3 inches into my hand and said, "oh expletive replaced: with SHOOT !" ) ;-)

haha. yeah, i once stepped on a nail, and it went through my foot, but i didn't notice until i looked down and saw how bloody it was. then i burned the hole shut. but don't do that, it isn't safe. i probably was just real distracted, but i also have a ridiculously high pain threshold.

ah, eek, im worried about bringing it up to my dad now my mom said that im "mocking" my dad and i dont have diabetes n ill be fine

Yeah - wait until she's gone to bring it up with your dad. But make sure he takes you seriously - physicians are often the worst patients, and they're not exactly known for being unbiased observers when it comes to their family members either. It's not necessarily diabetes - there are other possible explanations as well. But it's no use for us to try to diagnose it online, if you have an expert in the house...

A pinched nerve or worse, a tendon can cause some physical/neurological damage....it doesn't have to be diabetes.

I have to go for the night, take care, and take care of that arm. :-)

Amazing powers of ~~diagnosis~~ denial, that woman has! :-D

It might have depended on "presentation" too *shrug*

I was pretty straight forward about it, 1. told her about my arms, 2. brought up diabetes being genetic, 3. told her about that symptom.

Ok, sorry, didn't mean to be presumptuous. I remember once my little finger was bleeding and my Mom complained I was getting it "all over the floor" and I should go and "wash up" LOL It was just a little cut, but it was very deep....a pocket knife closed on my little finger, hard. Back to you, I didn't want to scare you, which is why I didn't list all the things that could cause symptoms of peripheral neuropathy; mostly because there is no reason to believe any of them might be the case. Just as long as it gets checked out. :-)

haha, its fine, im glad you brought it up just in case it is the case you may have saved my arm which is definitely a good thing... I think....

And also I suggest you don't do anything like bite it or put glass in it because you could really mess it up and not even know it.

Neurologist is exactly what you need. Could be nothing, but definitely something you want to have checked out...

That condition could be serious :-(