I am not really sure its nerve pain, but it sure feels like it. Its not muscles. Can nerve's inflame too with lupus? I get these pains in my neck and shoulders, my head hurts - sort of like a headache, but more like someone is putting my head in a vice. Stinging feet...especially during a foot massage- almost kick the massager...Hands... I got a pain in my left thigh high when I started bike riding, and I was scared it was a clot in my artery that runs there. I was ok all day, so I guess it wasn't. Always get worried when I feel a shooting pain in my body. Its hard to know what it is sometimes. I remember my dad saying he had a lot of pain when he was getting older. I thought it was my mothers side that carried the lupus, but I am starting to think it is my fathers side. His mother was institutionalized because she tried to set herself on fire at the stove. I bet she did it by accident. I feel like I can't work my hands anymore. I have to move very slow. More and more I am getting convinced that lupus is a brain thing.