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Symptoms and causes for entrapment of lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh?

Symptoms and causes for entrapment of lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh?

Meralgia: Impingement of the lateral cutaneous nerve is termed meralgia paresthetica; it involves numbness and/or burning pain down the distribution of the nerve. It is caused by, usually, an overweight individual's soft tissue compressing down on the nerve when sitting down, causing injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this ...Read more


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What condition may cause numbness coldness and tingling of the left arm?

What condition may cause numbness coldness and tingling of the left arm?

Numb: We worry about "thoracic outlet syndrome" but the person to best help is an orthopedic doctor. You might need an EMG by a neurologist as well. Start with the orthopedic doctor first. If you are displease with their plans, seek a neurologist. ...Read more

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Do artery pathologies cause swelling of extremities?

Do artery pathologies cause swelling of extremities?

Sort of: Arterial problems are not a primary cause of edema, however, patients with very severe arterial insufficiency manifesting as ischemic rest pain will often keep their feet in a dependent position (sitting). This prolonged dependency may secondarily produce edema. David Fox, MD, FACS, RPVI www. FoxVein.com ...Read more

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Causes of sensation/numbness in fingures?

Causes of  sensation/numbness in fingures?

Nerve entrapment: Most likely, your nerve is being irritated by inflammation, or some sort of nerve root entrapment, similar to that found in the condition of "carpal tunnel syndrome." the median nerve travels through a 'tunnel' through your carpal (wrist) bones and gets irritated, often causing tingling or numbness in your thumb, pointer, middle and half of your ring finger. Get checked for cts. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes numbness of forehead?

What causes numbness of forehead?

Sens. nerv pathology: The skin is supplied by supra orbital and supra trochlear nerves. An injury to the nerves in forehead or some pathology in the orbit on that side can explain this numbness. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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What are uncommen causes of peripheral neuropathy?

What are uncommen causes of peripheral neuropathy?

Many Causes: Peripheral neuropathy can be a debilitating and frustrating symptom that usually represents an underlying disorder including, but not limited to, diabetes, spinal stenosis, exposure to toxic chemicals, chemotherapy, iron deficiency anema, vitamin B12 deficiency, cancer, lyme disease, hypothyroidism, and neurological disorders (i.e. Ms). Its important to get a thorough work-up to get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes tingling in the scapula?

What causes tingling in the scapula?

A pinched nerve ---: The spine must be responsible. See your pcp to investigate for common and medical causes of tingling; if no obvious cause is found, then consult an orthopedist who could help you. You must be feeling tingling in the skin over the scapula. Good luck. ...Read more

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Causes of leg pain?

Causes of leg pain?

Usually musculoskele: Two broad categories include musculoskeletal and neuropathic, which may both be triggered by a variety of other problems and organ systems. Example; is it degenerative, autoimmune, metabolic, neoplastic, trauma, or infectious. Only a thorough examination will be able to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in legs?

What causes numbness in legs?

Multifactorial: Sometimes it is simply positioning. If it only happens during certain activities (sitting a certain way) it is probably blood flow or nerve positioning related. If it is happening more and more and becoming progressive it could an early sign of a neurological disease process. See your regular doctor to help delineate this. ...Read more

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Causes of temporary finger weakness?

Consider: A migraine aura, prior to headaches; a true transient ischemic attack due to blocked blood flow; a transient nerve compression at wrist, elbow, or neck; a problem with nerve and muscle connections, such as myasthenia. If an ongoing problem see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes numbness of the arms and legs?

What causes numbness of the arms and legs?

Many things: Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common cause of numbness in the hand on the thumb side. Cubital tunnel syndrome causes little finger numbness. If both of the entire hands and feet are numb, then a peripheral neuropathy is more likely. This can be related to long standing diabetes. This problem needs to be worked up by a physician. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of foot pain and numbness in the legs?

What are the common causes of foot pain and numbness in the legs?

Neuropathy: In my practice, the most common cause of both foot pain and numbness would be from a condition called diabetic neuropathy. Diabetes, over time, damages the nerves of the body. With nerve damage, symptoms such as numbness and pain in the foot are common. ...Read more

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What causes a sensation of tingling in the feet?

Many things: Including things that have nothing to do with the feet, like a pinched nerve in the lower back or leg. If both feet tingle, this may be a symptom of an underlying problem like diabetes, anemia or something else. I'd start with seeing your pmd who can recommend an appropriate specialist after an initial work-up. Feel better! ...Read more

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Experiencing prolonged periods of neuropathy in both hands often resulting in total loss of sensation. diminished range of motion and weakness...

Experiencing prolonged periods of neuropathy in both hands often resulting in total loss of sensation. diminished range of motion and weakness...

Define "total": Please clarify what you mean by "total". I see that you have had CTR. Does "total" mean that ALL THE FINGERS are involved vs the first 3 fingers of either hand? If it's the first "total" then something other than CTS is happening. Given your comment that there is weakness you should see a Neurologist ASAP. On the hand, if your symptoms are confined to the 3 fingers, it may be recurrent CTS ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology of alcohol related numbness and tingling?

What is the pathophysiology of alcohol related numbness and tingling?

Neuropathy: Alcohol is a common cause of peripheral nerve damage causing numbness, pins and needles and other sensorimotor problems. ...Read more

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What can cause intermittent tingling sensations in the extremities?

What can cause intermittent tingling sensations in the extremities?

Several things: Ultimately it is your nerves. But you can have it due to several causes. Amongst those many are: hyperventilation syndrome (where you are breathing fast amd lower your CO2 in your blood), various neurological syndromes. You should see a good neurologist. ...Read more

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What are probable causes of temporary finger weakness?

What are probable causes of temporary finger weakness?

Nerve or tendons: Weakness of fingers is usually caused by a nerve compression innervating the muscles to the hand/arm/fingers. Tendons could be swollen causing decreased range of motion. Other causes include joint problems. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more


Extremity (Definition)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or ...Read more