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Dr. Jack Choueka
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Hand Numbness (Definition)

Hand numbness is a clinical finding in which a person's hand has decreased sensation. Numbness can be ...Read more


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What can cause numbness in hands and feet? I am having issues with this happening at least once a day.

What can cause numbness in hands and feet? I am having issues with this happening at least once a day.

Many causes: Most common causes of numbness in the hands& feet (for all comers) is going to be diabetes mellitus. However, many other metabolic conditions can cause this condition as well as nutritional deficiences, demyelinating conditons of the brain/spinal cord, chemo/radiation therapy, excessive alcohol use, and as Sonny Bono used to say, "And the Beat Goes On." Check with your doctor for a full workup. ...Read more

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Does hydrocephalus cause numbness in hands and feet?

Does hydrocephalus cause numbness in hands and feet?

Medications?: The medications taken for normal pressure hydrocephalus (acetalozamide) often causes tingling and numbness in the hands, feet and lips. ...Read more

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Can sinus or allergies cause numbness in hands and feet?

Can sinus or allergies cause numbness in hands and feet?

Look for other cause: These do not usually cause numbness in the hands or feet. There are a number of other causes, especially diagnoses such as diabetes or other metabolic or hormonal disorders including thyroid problems. If these are happening regularly and are not from resting on a nerve, you should have it checked out. ...Read more

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My right side of my neck hurts and part of my back. Could this cause numbness in my hands and feet?

My right side of my neck hurts and part of my back. Could this cause numbness in my hands and feet?

Yes: This could mean that the cervical neck bones are pinching off the spinal cord. There ae other reasons too such as carpal tunnel syndrome, radiculopathy, neuropathy. See a neurologist soon for some tests. ...Read more

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What can possibly be the cause for numbness, in my hands and feets. That only occur when I am resting. I am a cigarette smoker?

What can possibly be the cause for numbness, in my hands and feets.  That only occur when I am resting.  I am a cigarette smoker?

Numbness: Cigarettes are peripheral vasoconstrictors and that decrease in blood supply is most likely the cause . As already stated - do yourself a favor and stop . ...Read more

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What is causing the numbness in my hands and feet?

What is causing the numbness in my hands and feet?

Diabetes?: You should see a physician. The numbness could be from uncontrolled diabetes. It also could be a neck injury or a reaction to a medication. ...Read more

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Causes of numbness and prickling feeling in hands feet lips infact in the whole body for more than one week?

Causes of numbness and prickling feeling in  hands feet lips infact in the whole body for more than one week?

Paresthesias: This feeling can have many causes. When they are this diffuse they are usually not neurologic (not because of a nerve or stroke). Electrolyte abnormalities such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, or even sodium may be a cause. Hyperventilation or overall deeper breathing gets rid of too much carbon dioxide and can cause the same condition. Seek out medical attention immediately for weakness. ...Read more

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I am very tense in back of neck and numbness in hands and feet. What can I do for this numbness?

I am very tense in back of neck and numbness in hands and feet. What can I do for this numbness?

Neck pain that is : Constant and constant numbness in the hands or feet id suggest considering that there may be a neurological cause for this such as nerve root irritation due to a variety of sources. Or cervical spine nerve compression. The nerve roots that come together to form the major nerves in your arm also give supply to neck muscles. Seek medical attention . Talk to your pcp first /consider a neurologist. ...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