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A 36-year-old member asked:

I sometimes have acute pain in wrist & ankle joints, doctor suggested its due to b12 deficiency. how can that be?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
It shouldn't!: B12 deficiency can cause mononeuritis, and cause a sensory neuropathy, starting in a stocking /glove distribution. It does not cause ankle and wrist pain.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
It is : Plausible your doctor thought the pain was nerve related. Sometimes vitamin deficiencies can cause various types of nerve pain. But, the best person to ask what your doctor was thinking would be the doctor himself.

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