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A 70-year-old female asked:

My body and and feet have been tingling for a long time. i also have sore muscles. i just turned 70 and i am active, like to walk, garden, play pickle and raquet ball. i like to play ping pong as well. it is getting worse. sometimes i walk slow. help?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Several metabolic and other problems could be responsible, but it's impossible to guess without a lot more information, physical examination, and probably lab testing, and maybe some X-rays or other images. But there's a good chance these symptoms can be effectively treated or prevented. See your doctor soon, or an internal medicine specialist. Good luck!
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Body tingling can be caused by calcium or magnesium deficiency. Peripheral neuropathy, from vitamin B12 deficiency,alcohol excess,diabetes, is another possibility here. Sore muscles is a nonspecific symptom unless pronounced & accompanied by weakness. As has been advised, consult a specialist in internal medicine for a thorough evaluation & advice. Appropriate testing will be ordered.
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
I do agree with the possibilities the first 2 docs mentioned. what I'm curious about is if the tingling and muscle cramps occur in the legs while active. Claudication, or arterial disease in legs can lead to these symptoms as well. So can nerve issues from sciatica or neuopathy. Talk to your doc. He may run some tests and/or refer you to a specialist.
Last updated May 13, 2022

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