A 53-year-old member asked:
What causes numbness in feet and fingers.?
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Dr. Robert Dunbar answered
27 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Loss of sensation in the far end of the extremities can be related to underlying medical diseases like diabetes and problems that affect blood supply to the limbs. Certain medications, including specific chemotherapeutic agents used to treat certain cancers have also been shown to cause peripheral nerve damage. A slipped disc in the spine can also cause sensory changes in specific patterns.
Answered on Jan 9, 2019
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