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What causes hand pain, numbness in legs, face, arms and headache?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Numbness: With that constellation, consider a metabolic or electrolyte imbalance such as calcium, sodium, potassium, etc. It could also be independent problems of carpal tunnel syndrome, cervical radiculopathy, or headaches from other causes.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 20 years experience
Many symptoms: There are many possible causes of these symptoms. Any one of these has a few causes. Considering the pain and numbness is in multiple places, a problem with the nervous system or the joints could be a factor. The diagnosis depends on any other symptoms you have, what your physical exam looks like, and test results. A diagnosis that unifies all your symptoms may not be easy to make.

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