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Doctor insights on: Diffuse Pain In The Arms And Legs

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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 would cause serve achs and pains in the arms and legs ?

What would cause serve achs and pains in the arms and legs ?

Multip possibilities: Possibilities are multiple. Pain in the limbs could be caused by a problem in the muscles, joints, tendons, nerves or other conditions such as referred pain from the spine. If pain is severe and persistant do see your physician for an exam and appropriate testing for a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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What could cause weakness in the arms and legs?

What could cause weakness in the arms and legs?

Many disorders: Neuropathy, myopathy, spinal cord disorder, multiple sclerosis, various brain diseases, myasthenia gravis, thyroid problems, diabetes, anemia, sleep disorders, medication reactions, depression. This illustrates that you need complete physical exam to start and then your doctor can decide how to proceed. ...Read more

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Can an ulcer cause a weird numbness in the arms and legs?

Can an ulcer cause a weird numbness in the arms and legs?

Not likely: If it is stomach ulcers you are referring to, this would be a very unusual complaint. I suppose if you had a severely bleeding ulcer or were profoundly anemic it could cause such symptoms but this would be atypical. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you're 31weeks and the arms and legs are measuring 2weeks behind at sonogram screening

What does it mean when you're 31weeks and the arms and legs are measuring 2weeks behind at sonogram screening

Not much: Because you are 3/4 of the way through your pregnancy, those ultrasound measurements are less and less accurate regarding due date calculation. Now, we are entering into the arena of size/shape variability. This is probably completely normal. At this point, the most important things on ultrasound are heart, brain, kidney, and other vital organ evaluations. You have 9 weeks of booties to knit! ...Read more

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What can cause muscle pain, twitching and atrophy in the arms and legs that is worsening in less then 1 years time?

What can cause muscle pain, twitching and atrophy in the arms and legs that is worsening  in less then 1 years time?

Muscle Twitching: Biggest concern would be for a motor neuron disease. An example would be lou gerhing's disease or als. I would definitely have this evaluated. Start with your primary care provider, a neurologist, or physiatrist. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and my neck is stiff I'm weak in the arms and legs feeling dizzy and coughing and I'm feeling warm what's the cause?

I have a sore throat and my neck is stiff I'm weak in the arms and legs feeling dizzy and coughing  and I'm feeling warm what's the cause?

URTI: You are ill and may have strep ,other bacterial/viral infection, mycoplasma, retropharyngeal abscess and /obronchitis/pneumonia. Would seek medical attention soon. The stiff neck is concerning, is it just the sides of your shoulders or do you have difficult bending your neck forward ? Do you have sensitivity to light ?Nausea? headache? if so it is a medical emergency and go to the ER immediately ...Read more

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What could the bumps on my arms and legs be?

What could the bumps on my arms and legs be?

Have it evaluated.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, impaired venous circulation, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more