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How would i know if the frequent paresthesia in my feet is caused by my ra?

How would i know if the frequent paresthesia in my feet is caused by my ra?

A test: Rheumatoid arthritis can cause neuropathy in some patients. It can be experienced as pain, tingling, numbness and other parasthesias. If other causes for the abnormal sensations can be ruled out (such as diabetes, spine issues, thyroid issues, etc) a nerve study such as an emg/ncv might be performed. If the symptoms are severe enough, talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

Paresthesia is a symptom in which a person has sensations of tingling or "pins and needles" on some or all of his skin. If a person sleeps on top of his arm, he may have paresthesia in the arm for a short ...Read more


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Frequent muscle twitching and paresthesia, what are the underlying causes of these symptoms?

Frequent muscle twitching and paresthesia, what are the underlying causes of these symptoms?

Depends where,: How often, and what brings it on. Twitching and parasthesias can be caused by numerous things and it would be difficult to speculate with just a little history such as this. It could be anything from dehydration to ms, but we would have to know much more prior to even suggesting a diagnosis. See a physician for a thorough history and physical exam. ...Read more

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What are paresthesias?

What are paresthesias?

Nerve pains: Paresthesias are annoying sensations from sensory nerves. ...Read more

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What causes paresthesias?

Two possibilities: Paresthesia can result from trauma to the nerves serving the affected area. If there is something putting pressure on the nerve, sometimes removal of the offending object can relieve the paresthesia. Other times, the cause of the paresthesia may not be evident and may be the result of just disturbing the nerve (eg. Nearby extraction). In such cases, the passage of time will usually relieve the it. ...Read more

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What are some causes of paresthesia?

What are some causes of paresthesia?

There are many: The most worrisome are either stroke or diabetes. Others include sleeping or laying on an extremity (so-called "Saturday night palsy"), and certain electrolyte imbalances. If your paresthesia continues, see your doctor so you can get a complete exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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For how long does paresthesia usually last?

For how long does paresthesia usually last?

Few secs to days: Depends upon cause, such as hitting "funny bone", gone within secs, or medication reaction, duration of med effect, or chronic neuropathy, indefinite until fixed. ...Read more

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What does a person suffering from paresthesia actually feel?

Numbness to the area: Paresthesia is a numb feeling to the affected area. The numbness can be profound and the person feel no sensation at all, or it may be mild such as a pins-and-needles feeling. In any event, the paresthesia is usually transitory and will go away with the passage of time. However, severe trauma may cause a permanent paresthesia. It all depends on the amount of the injury to the nerve. ...Read more