The lower arm has the muscles and tendons that work your fingers. Did you do anything that could have strained them, like grabbing something very heavy, or trying hard to get the top off a container?
Its probably wise to go to a doctor, if it persists; he will better know the anatomy and what it might be. If you put this off, it could become chronic, or complicated by further strain (if that's what caused it).
There's also a possibility that the cause is a past-life wound, for which you need the services of a competent healer / psychic - the doctor won't help much with that. If the arm feels like its about to drop off, it doesn't sound like referred pain to me - that's a pretty serious pain in my view. Could be a torn muscle or ligament or some such.
I think there are liniments or ointments that could soothe the pain; but the cause should be ascertained and treated properly, I feel.
Best wishes with it!
First off I would see my physician and ask about your pain, give the doctor all the facts. It could be Arthritis or Bursitis. Both generate a lot of annoying pain which weather affects to some degree. But your doctor should be seen ASAP.
The pulling of the arm carefully by someone else can help bcz the myofascial tissue that wraps around the muscles gets lightly stretched and can relieve persistent pain. Physical therapists can do MFR techniques to help.
There are neck nerves that, when pinched or damaged, can send pains down the arm. Pressing a fingertip into the trapezius muscle to find the accupressure point can relieve the burning sensation in lower arm. Massage therapists can do this for you.
Sometimes pain from the fingers to the elbow can be over-mousing or carpal tunnel injuries or strains. Resting & stretching help. Cold then hot compresses help. Salves like Tiger Balm from natural food stores can help more than chemical based products. ARNICA gel or tablets can help overworked muscles. (ask someone -like me!- at natural food store's supplement dept.) Hope it helps you!
Sounds like you might've torn something. You probably ought to see a doctor.
I honestly feel like something like this shouldn't be asked over the internet. You need to see a doctor. You need to tell him or her what occurred. There are any number of things that can cause pain like what you describe, including injuries (strain, sprain, pull/tear, etc), or diseases (Lyme Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and the list could go on from there)...As the pain has persisted for some time, information that you will get from the internet will be limited and provide you with nothing but a list, and will not allow for a physical exam nor a pinpoint of the exact location, nor any lab tests. It is my opinion that those are the things you would need in order to nail down what is bothering you. But that is JMO... :) Good luck to you. I hope you get to feeling better soon. It is not worth going through life in pain--it's just too short!
Best let your physician answer this one! :)
I think the likelihood is that your pain is caused by something that happened during your current life. Since you've done nothing but wory about it for the past several months, I think you're due to visit your doctor.