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How should numbness in fingers and toes be treated?

How should numbness in fingers and toes be treated?

Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the exact cause of the numbness in order to obtain the best possible treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Khorsandi
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Finger Numbness (Definition)

Can be from a general or a focal conditon. Thyroid disease, diabetes nutrition, neuropathy, circulation and others in the genrela category . Focal tings include neck issues, peripheral nerve compression (likecarpal tunnel) and many other things. It may be better to start with a pcp., then it can be determined whether a neurologist, hand surgeon, endocrinologist ...Read more


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Is it possible to have carpal tunnel and your feet I keep getting the same reaction in my hands as my feet with my toes going numb and tingling?

Is it possible to have carpal tunnel and your feet I keep getting the same reaction in my hands as my feet with my toes going numb and tingling?

Yes: But in the feet it's tarsal tunnel. There are other causes of numbness though like neuromas, or even radiculopathy from the back. Systemic disease like diabetes or vitamin deficiencies so you want to make sure you have the correct etiology. ...Read more

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What can be the reason of swollen hand feet and fingers?

What can be the reason of swollen hand feet and fingers?

Several possibles.: If pain and tenderness are involved, it is likely due to arthritic inflammation. Another causes increase fluid retention. There is no way to know for sure unless you have a doctor evaluate it. ...Read more

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I have pain between my pointer finger and thumb as well as tingling in those fingers at night. Could it be the start of carpal tunnel?

I have pain between my pointer finger and thumb as well as tingling in those fingers at night. Could it be the start of carpal tunnel?

You diagnosed it: It sounds like you made the correct diagnosis--good work. Good range of motion of your wrist, stretching, and use of a wrist splint for carpal tunnel during sleep and work, some motrin/aleve, and vitamin b6 (25-50mg/day) for couple of weeks. If worsens, see your doc for eval and treatment. Good job and good luck.. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness and tingling in hands and toes?

What can cause numbness and tingling in hands and toes?

So many conditions..: Vitamin deficiencies, diabetes, alcoholism, neuropathy, nerve compression/injury, radiculopathies, electrolyte imbalances, peripheral arterial disease. See you primary care physician, he/she can refer you to a specialist if she thinks there is a specific cause. ...Read more

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Was severely hypothyroid. Still have swelling of eyes and face (rash) and numbness in feet and index finger. Will that go away?

Was severely hypothyroid. Still have swelling of eyes and face (rash) and numbness in feet and index finger. Will that go away?

Correct meds: Are you getting the correct meds? Check free T3 and reverse t3. Ft3 should be in upper range and rt3 in lower range. If your ratio is off, you may need Armour Thyroid or t3, and synthroid (thyroxine) would be the wrong med for you. Also check spot urine iodine to make sure you are not deficient. ...Read more

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I have numb hands in cold weather- Raynaud's? And my ring and pinky finger and sometimes hands are numb in the morning. Who should I go see?

I have numb hands in cold weather- Raynaud's? And my ring and pinky finger and sometimes hands are numb in the morning. Who should I go see?

RAYNAUDS?: Hi Jeremy654 This is not Raynauds by description. Wear gloves first and avoid cold contact and if it continues to be a problem see a doc but this is most likely benign "erythrocyanosis". thanks ...Read more

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Hand and foot numbness and very cold, what's the possible cause and how to treat them?

Hand and foot numbness and very cold, what's the possible cause and how to treat them?

Numbness: This is something a neurologist needs to investigate, you need some tests, see if you can find a neurologist in your area. ...Read more

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Would numbness in the head and face be related to tingling in hands, wrist, and forearms or are they 2 seperate issues?

Would numbness in the head and face be related to tingling in hands, wrist, and forearms or are they 2 seperate issues?

Either is possible!: It may be of similar origin. At times, problems with altered sensation in hands could be related to metabolic or endocrine problems that could affect multiple parts of the body as well as nutritional or electrolyte imbalance among others. While these two problems may also be very likely of separate sources, an electrodiagnostic study and consultation with a neurologist will likely be helpful. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling in your forearm, hand and fingers? In between my thumb and index finger is some swelling to.

What can cause tingling in your forearm, hand and fingers?  In between my thumb and index finger is some swelling to.

Several things: Need more information. Tingling in the 4th and 5th digit can be due to ulnar neuropathy in the base of the hand or elbow or c8 cervical nerve impingement. Tingling in the thumb through the 4 th digit may be due to carpal tunnel syndrome or a problem further upstream ( pronator syndrome, anterior interossius syndrome, ligament of struthers, plexopathy, thoracic outlet syndrome or C5-C7 issues. ...Read more

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I have large hands and feet, could that be causing my fingers and toes to always be cold?

I have large hands and feet, could that be causing my fingers and toes to always be cold?

Probably not: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What can be done for numbness in feet with shingles?

Feet or foot: Shingles occurs almost exclusively unilaterally (on one side) and should not cause numbness in both feet. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness in hands and fingers?

What can cause numbness in hands and fingers?

Numbness: Numbness involving hands and fingers can be caused by various conditions, most commonly carpal tunnel syndrome, other causes may include other upper extremity nerve injuries (such as a pinched nerve in the elbow); a pinched nerve in the neck can also cause numbness in hands/fingers. Best to discuss with your md for an exam. ...Read more

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I sometimes get numbness in fingers and hands is that bad?

I sometimes get numbness  in fingers and hands is that bad?

Hand numbness : If it is episodic in nature i would not be concerned. Anyone can get temporary hand numbness for different reasons. Typically it is relatable to positioning or resting nerves on objects for too long. If it becomes unremitting or more and more frequent or bothersome i would have it evaluated by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Can stress cause your knees and toes to become numb? I'm having issues with headaches, facial numbness, knee numbness and now my toes.

Can stress cause your knees and toes to become numb? I'm having issues with headaches, facial numbness, knee numbness and now my toes.

Absolutely: Absolutely yes, stress and anxiety can present in curious ways. I always advise my patients with stress to exercise and consider meditation or relaxing techniques. Have you spoke with your doctor about these concerns? Numbness has a many possible etiologies besides stress. ...Read more

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Can raynaud's affect your nose (as well as the fingers and toes) and if so how do you treat it?

Can raynaud's affect your nose (as well as the fingers and toes) and if so how do you treat it?

Yes: Raynaud's phenomenon usually affects the fingers and toes, but has been known to affect also the nose, ears, nipples, and lips. The treatment should be the same, identifying the triggers and avoiding the triggers. Auto-immune disorders, drug side effects, occupational situations, and other causes can be treated if they are causing raynaud's phenomenon. ...Read more

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What can cause fingers on one hand to be colder. Dr looked at hand and fingers said the circulation looked ok. Thinks tight neck muscles? Worried

What can cause fingers on one hand to be colder. Dr looked at hand and fingers said the circulation looked ok. Thinks tight neck muscles? Worried

Nerve injury?: The brachial plexus is a group of nerves that run from the spinal cord's neck region down to your fingers. If injured somehow, it could cause a change in sensation (cold, numbness) or motor conduction (weakness). It could a;sp be a psychosomatic condition that could be treated with medication. Contact me at therapyofthetimes at gmail dot com for specifics. ...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


Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more