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Bilateral Hand Numbness And Tingling
I have neck pain and stiffness. I have tingling and numbness in hands and fingers and some tingling in buttocks area. I also struggle with anxiety/p attacks. Xrays show degen. In neck. What to do?
Your best bet: Is to review these issues with your primary care doctor. They could be anxiety related but may also be related to another process. A good formal neurologic evaluation is necessary to make sure further evaluation beyond the x-rays you report, if any other testing is warranted. Best of luck. ...Read more
The term numbness describes an altered sensation that can occur usually from either a neurological or vascular etiology. Some patients that have numbness have a complete inability to sense any object at all, where others may be able to sense but it is reduced. One example is neuropathy, in severe cases patients will be so numb they can not sense even if they step ...Read more
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I'm experiencing hand numbness and tingling. It keeps on getting worse and worse. What can I tell hr?
Nerves and blood: Vessels that go to your arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand and fingers pass through the axilla or armpit on the way from the chest and shoulder region to the rest of the upper limb. So a process in the axilla or armpit could symptoms in the hand. It shold be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
Dysautonomia: Dysautonomia is fairly common in many patients with EDS, which could perhaps explain the numbness and tingling. Mechanism isn't exactly clear but is probably related to some sort of neuropathy or sudomotor dysfunction. However could also be an unrelated carpal tunnel disorder or problem in neck. Followup with Neurology to find out. Hypermobility in and of itself should not cause these problems ...Read more
For 2-3 weeks I've had neck, shoulders, and back pains. Loss of appetite. Fatigue. Hand numbness and tingling. Depression. What causes these symptom?
Rule out med illness: You should first get a physicalexam to rule out any medical illness that might be contributing to how you're feeling. There are various illnesses such as vitamin deficiencies thyroid disease and sleep apnea that can cause what you're feeling. Lyme's disease is another possibility. Depression makes you feel very tired and fatigued both physically and mentally. You can develop aches and pains in virtually any part of your body. With depression you feel helpless hopeless worthless and guilty. Energy and motivation are low. There is a distinct lack of ability to enjoy things and a tendency to withdraw socially. You can either have an increased or decreased appetite and insomnia or increased sleepiness. You can also have both. If you are feeling this way please see your doctor, then a therapist, and if necessary a psychiatrist for medication management. Do not forget to watch your diet, exercise, and seek out other ways of treating your depression from an alternative medicine or complementary medicine point of view. Yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and finding your spiritual center can all be important ways to overcome depression. ...Read more
Sharp pain in foot when I stood up, radiating pain in upper thigh simultanesouly, feet/hand numbness and tingling, pinched nerve?
Carpal tunnel: Statistically the most common cause by far is carpal tunnel syndrome in which the median nerve is compress as it passes with 8 tendons trough a "tunnel" bounded by a thick ligament and multiple wrist bones. Other causes include bone spurs, nerve compression in neck, elbow, root of the neck, metabolic-nutritional imbalances. If your hand is weak or clumsy see an orthopedist or neurologist. ...Read more
Maybe inquire: Perhaps you would gain more information from a Concierge Appt. ...Read more
Hello, Dr. Both of my hands lost grip and strength occasionally, especially in writing. No numbness and tingling.?
Need an eval:
Only an evaluation by your physician can answer this, but common causes are compression of a peripheral nerve (eg carpal tunnel, which is compression of the
median nerve at the wrist), or compassion of certain nerve roots leaving the neck spinal cord, among other possibilities. ...Read more
Nerve injury: This sounds like a nerve injury possibly a nerve root at the spine in the neck. More specifics of the numbness as well as any pain or weakness would be helpful information. See a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist to diagnose and possibly treat. ...Read more
About 2 years ago I felt numbness and tingling in both hands on the middle and ring finger, now it has gone to an actual pain in both above nuckle?
Medial or ulnar nerv: You seem to have the patience of Job. Go see a good neurologist and tell your story. Your pain could originate anywhere from your hands to the wrists to the arms to the armpits to the neck. A good neurologist should be able to help you figure it out. It could be work related - repetitive stress injury. Too little space here. See a live doc! ...Read more
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Not Likely: You should talk with the doctor who wrote for the diuretic. The hand numbness and tingling sound outside of the normal use for a diuretic. The hand numbness and tingling raise questions of diabetic neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome or cervical disc herniation causing nerve pressure. Be careful with the use of your diuretic as it can cause changes in your potassium level and affect your heart. ...Read more
Numbness and tingling in both hands at night. Do I have carpal tunnel, or are there other causes?
Likely carpal tunnel: You are likely correct. Most often numbness at night comes from carpal tunnel syndrome. See if it mainly involves the thumb, index, middle, and part of the ring. Numbness in the small usually comes from cubital tunnel or compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. At times numbness can come from cervical (neck) problems. ...Read more