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Diabetic neuropathy ? Especially in the feet and toes.

Diabetic neuropathy ? Especially in the feet and toes.

Multiple factors: Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). Most patient’s state the numbness starts at the tips of the toes and slowly works it way up the legs. To improve and prevent further deterioration diet and exercise is the key. Keep blood sugars under control. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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Which is the optimum solution to diabetic neuropathy in hands and feet?

Which is the optimum solution to diabetic neuropathy in hands and feet?

Approaches: Symptomatic relief for the pain, tingling, might use gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) cymbalta, tricyclic antidepressants, and do pay attention to foot protection to prevent infections. The medical food metanx has been shown to decrease some symptoms and regenerate at least small fibres, but seems to take close to a year. ...Read more

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Would prednisone cause numbness and burning in feet and lower legs=also nubness in ring finger and pinkie?

Would prednisone cause numbness and burning in feet and lower legs=also nubness in ring finger and pinkie?

Not typically: If you are having an allergic reaction the the Prednisone you may have swelling, redness and possibly itching to the area. The Prednisone does not usually create numbness and burning in the feet or hands otherwise. Please see your doctor before this condition spreads. ...Read more

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For a diabetic what can numbness and tingling in the feet mean?

For a diabetic what can numbness and tingling in the feet mean?

Wiggle your toe: If the numbness goes away after you've moved your feet, then it's slow circulation. But if you still have pins & needles, then most likely diabetes has damaged the nerves (diabetic neuropathy). Be sure to check your feet each night. Don't go bare foot. Taking Alpha lipoid acid and controlling your sugars can help prevent more nerve damage. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in feet and fingers.?

What causes numbness in feet and fingers.?

MANY things.: Could be peripheral neuropathy. It could also be a reaction to a chemical in your house or a cleaning product. Carbon monoxide exposure, heavy metal exposure (lead, arsenic), vitamin deficiency, radiation exposure, and electrolye imbalances are just a few possible causes. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I have tingling and numbness in the toes in both feet..especially near and in the big toe NO swelling. Is this GOUT? vs Pre-diabetes? how to tell?

I have tingling and  numbness in the toes in both feet..especially near and in the big toe NO swelling. Is this GOUT? vs Pre-diabetes? how to tell?

Not gout: Gout is almost immediately recognized by the very severe pain, redness and swelling. If you have to ask, it isn't gout. Please see your doctor for a proper history and physical. Bring any medications or supplements that you use with you. ...Read more

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Is numbness in feet due to frostbite?

Is numbness in feet due to frostbite?

Possibly: There are numerous reasons for numbness in feet. If its both feet it could be a result of neuropathy, which can be caused by diabetes, vitamin b-12 deficiency, alcoholism to name a few. If it's in one foot it can be a result of a neuroma or possibly coming from your lower back. Frostbite can cause numbness, but is usually restricted to the digit or digits which had the frostbite. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in one foot along with burning, excruciating pain in two toes of that same foot?

What causes numbness in one foot along with burning, excruciating pain in two toes of that same foot?

Probably a neuroma: These symptoms in between the 2 toes are usually classic symptoms of a morton's neuroma- a pinched nerve in between the metatarsal/toe area. See your podiatrist so that the neuroma symptoms do not get worse or grows larger. ...Read more

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What causes blood blisters on hands and feet in between fingers and toes?

What causes blood blisters on hands and feet in between fingers and toes?

Alien Abduction?: In general,a blister is caused either by thermal injury, extreme cold injury or extreme friction and/or pressure applied intensely and/or for prolonged time period.Blood may or may not accumulate,but is usually from friction.If a blister just pops up out of nowhere you might consider a bizarre"autoimmune"problem(what kind depends on your age,etc)but blood blisters between every digit?You a jogger? ...Read more

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What could cause pain in top of foot right under two little toes? Also having tingling and numbness in toes with Raynauds symptoms in two little toes?

What could cause pain in top of foot right under two little toes? Also having tingling and numbness in toes with Raynauds symptoms in two little toes?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes. Among the more common are what is known as a Morton's neuroma or some subtle foot deformity such as a hammer toe or prominent metatarsal head. I would not hesitate to be seen for am accurate diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Does Raynaud's cause severe tingling in the feet and very cold feet?

Does Raynaud's cause severe tingling in the feet and very cold feet?

Yes: It is a disease associated with micro (small) vessels of your toes and fingers. When your feet are exposed to cold they constrict and you get cold toes and tingling sensation in your toes. Try to cover the your toes up at all times. ...Read more

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Numbness in feet and legs when exercising. Diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Is this the cause?

Numbness in feet and legs when exercising.  Diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Is this the cause?

Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia is a condition that basically consists of a "short circuited " misfire of your peripheral nervous system.It is a tricky diagnosis to make from a clinical point of you.Likewise treatment range from narcotic pain meds to anti neuropathy agents such as lyrica (pregabalin). I suggest getting a second opinion before starting any treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause aching joints in the hands, feet & knees along with a tingling or numb sensation in the hands and feet?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause aching joints in the hands, feet & knees along with a tingling or numb sensation in the hands and feet?

Not commonly: Zoloft (sertraline) main side effects are diarrhea and sexual dysfunction or decreased libido. You may be having an interaction with Zoloft (sertraline) and another drug or something else is going on. You should follow with your doctor for further work up. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Diabetic Nerve Problems (Definition)

Also known as diabetes neuropathy, this is a family of nerve disorders caused by diabetes thta can cause symptoms such as pain, tingling, or numbness—loss of feeling—in the hands, ...Read more


Dr. Payam Rafat
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Diabetic Neuropathy (Definition)

Diabetic neuropathy is a problem of the nerves seen in patients with diabetes. Diabetes damages the small blood vessels of the nerves, which may result in ...Read more