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Atrophy In Both Legs
Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more
Numb/tingling in hands, legs, and feet on both sides. Muscle spasms in legs, back and arms. Loss of balance, dizzy, stiff. Is it Neuropathy or ms?
Bad choices: You probably don't need or want to pick A or B. Both require a doctor's DX and TX and it might be another thing altogether. A common cause of neuropathy is a diabetic condition w/ other signs too - are you a diabetic? Get into care if 'yes'! MS usually starts a bit later in age. Have an exam to find an answer. Best! ...Read more
Potential causes: Many possible etiologies, including problems within brain, neck, middle and lower spines. Certainly, MS can present with leg weakness and spasticity, and often these initial lesions are within the spinal cord in the neck. But your description can apply to many other causes and best to have a neurologist assess the situation and decide an approach to confirm diagnosis. ...Read more
Have severe fluid retention in both feet. The tops of both feet and ankles are swollen causing numbness in toes. Can this cause vessel damage?
I have numbness and tingling in both legs from the knee downward, and the same in both arms which has very gradually become more persistent.
No: it is very unlikely as the trigge for CRPS is local trauma to one extremity like a cut, this is also much less common than routine polyneuropathy, you need to see a neurologist for this who can do emg/ncs to confirm polyneuropathy ...Read more
Itching from entire waist to knees of both legs sometimes pain in back of both legs to big toes.Help!
Lots of things: Severe calf pain can be due to intermittant claudication which you must address due to poor circulation. Upper thigh pain can also be due to poor circulation especially if you are a past smoker. Overexercise which causes cramping, and lack of stretching may also be a cause. Arthridities and neuromuscular disorders should also be addressed. I would see your physician for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Hip arthritis : True sciatica is a pinch of the sciatic nerve usually in the spine. Hip arthritis does not commonly pinch sciatic nerve but can cause pain in groin and radiate down to knee via obturator nerve. Muscle weakness can occur due to difficulty exercising. However, you may have separate back issues going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: But it is usually linked to other deficiencies also. ...Read more
Pain numbness in both hands primarily in the last 3 fingers with involuntary muscle movement and weakness?
See your doctor: Unfortunately without more information, this is impossible to answer. However, I'd strongly suggest seeing your doctor to be evaluated as motor control in the fingers originates in the cranial spinal nerves. Good luck! ...Read more
I have severe muscle spasms in my left leg. Weakness in both legs. Both hands fall asleep and I have a loss of sensitivity in my fingers?
See Neurologist now: Your symptoms are very concerning, urgent that you see Neurologist asap. Comprehensive workup is indicated including blood tests, MRI of spine and brain. If these symptoms just started, call 911 or go to nearest ER. You did not give any history, but it will be important to determine if you have had recent injury, trauma or involved in Motor vehicle accident. Please see Neurologist now, ...Read more
Mixed motor sensory peripheral neuropathy in both legs. ncs also found ulnar neuropathy both elbows. what disease can cause this?
An approach: We approach peripheral neuropathy etiology by blood and urine testing, but can focus our tests based on whether this is an axonal or Schwann cell involvement, which your EMG-NCS should have indicated if done properly. Most common causes in USA are diabetes, and nutritional deficiency, associated with alcohol. Worldwide, may well be leprosy or HIV. ?Concierge? ...Read more
Need MD evaluation: Prednisone can cause fluid retention, but not lymphedema. Lymphedema is due to obstruction of the lymphatic channels in the legs and is a hard, "brawny" edema. The fluid retention from prednisone usually "pits" when you press your thumb into the swelling. You have a complicate medical history; edema needs to be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more
Can my cause for proximal weakness in both legs and arms be caused through lupus - with the result leg 'gives way' when i walk?
Depends: One subgroup of people with restless leg syndrome have a type of condition called peripheral neuropathy. This is a type of condition and not a specific illness. There are many illnesses that cause peripheral neuropathy. Some patients with peripheral neuropathy will have primary effects on small sized nerve fibers. These patients often have burning pain. Formal nerve evaluation is indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer