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I get this weird feeling where I can't feel my arms and when I move them it feels like I have no muscle or joints is that numbness? Thanks

I get this weird feeling where I can't feel my arms and when I move them it feels like I have no muscle or joints is that numbness? Thanks

Numb arms: Yes, this is numbness. This sensation happens from nerve compression in the upper arm or axilla or cervical spine. It can also happen from blood flow compression in the upper arm. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

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I get this weird feeling where I can't feel my arms and when I move them it feels like I have no muscle or joints is that numbness? Thanks

I get this weird feeling where I can't feel my arms and when I move them it feels like I have no muscle or joints is that numbness? Thanks

Yes: Henry, it is numbness. There are many things that can cause it. See your doctor, who can do a full history and examine you. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is numbness and pins and needles normal after a cortisone injection (scapholunate joint for synovitis)? thanks

Is numbness and pins and needles normal after a cortisone injection (scapholunate joint for synovitis)? thanks

Which area?: Do you mean the area involving the injected site or the entire body? If the entire body, this may be from hyperventilation since high cortisone dose may cause anxiety and insomnia. If this is the case, it will fade in a couple of days. If the problem persists >48 hrs or gets worse, contact the doctor who gave you the injection. ...Read more

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Does lexpro help with pain? I just switched from Prozac to Lexapro (escitalopram) and had no idea some antidepressants helped with pain. I have terrible joint pain and numbness. Thank you!

Does lexpro help with pain? I just switched from Prozac to Lexapro (escitalopram) and had no idea some antidepressants helped with pain. I have terrible joint pain and numbness. Thank you!

NOT BEST FOR PAIN: There are other medications for pain that are also antidepressants such as Cymbalta and Effexor and pristiq (desvenlafaxine). Depends also on the type of pain that you are referring to. Lexapro is a good antidepressant however. Speak with your physician and do not worry too much about advertisements and commercials! ...Read more

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My legs gets warm & in my lower back at the joint, it feels on comfortable. Sometimes my legs gets numb. What could be the reason? Thanks much

My legs gets warm & in my lower back at the joint, it feels on comfortable. Sometimes my legs gets numb. What could be the reason? Thanks much

Neurologist: Numbness in both legs on and off May relate to spinal cord problems and I recommend a consultation with a neurologist who will perform a neurologic examination and order any appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can I do to address numbness and stiff joints?

What can I do to address numbness and stiff joints?

Be seen: You might consider being seen for a specific diagnosis. Concern the cause is determined, the treatment options can be discussed. ...Read more

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I have numbness and feel very crippled at times all my joints are hurting what is this. I have always b?

I have numbness and feel very crippled at times all my joints are hurting what is this. I have always b?

See a Rheumatologist: If you are having symptoms in multiple joints, it may be a sign of a systemic condition such as rheumatoid arthritis. A good place to start an evaluation is a consult with a rheumatologist. They can help with diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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I have growths in my elbow joint that have spread and have grown in size. They are causing pain and numbness. Should I go and see someone about it?

I have growths in my elbow joint that have spread and have grown in size. They are causing pain and numbness. Should I go and see someone about it?

Of course you should: I think you already know the answer to this question - of course you should. The question is why have you waited this long? Please make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible that that you can start taking steps to resolve this problem. ...Read more

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Hello. I have CRP 16.6 & suffering from joints & bones pain, and numbness of forehand. Could it be RS?

Hello. I have CRP 16.6 & suffering from joints & bones pain, and numbness of forehand. Could it be RS?

Elevated CRP: An elevate CRP is a marker of systemic inflammation. It may be in a number of diseases. When this occurs in the setting of joint pain, we want to make sure there are no signs of arthritis or other joint disease. I recommend seeing a rheumatologist and would be happy to do a consult if needed. ...Read more

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I've been having severe joint pain, swelling, hives and numbness, what could be the causes?

I've been having severe joint pain, swelling, hives and numbness, what could be the causes?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Hit pinky on door frame. About 10 days later it is still achy with sharper pains w/ movements. Swollen on middle joint, numbness. Dr says not fx??

Hit pinky on door frame. About 10 days later it is still achy with sharper pains w/ movements. Swollen on middle joint, numbness. Dr says not fx??

X-ray: Without seeing the finger I would not want to contradict your doctor's opinion. However, the only reliable way to tell if it is fractured or not is to get an X-ray. Asking for an x-ray if it is still causing you pain after 10 days of rest is not unreasonable. ...Read more

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Undiagnosed joint pains and numbness (for years) and now headaches and one BM that looked strange. Can parasites be to blame?

Undiagnosed joint pains and numbness (for years) and now headaches and one BM that looked strange. Can parasites be to blame?

? Fibromyalgia: 29y female with chronic "undiagnosed joint pain & numbness" hopefully saw Rheumatologist to be evaluated for fibromyalgia. New onset headaches are compatible with Fibromyalgia, but they first need to be evaluated, by a Neurologist, to rule out other causes such as tumors, migraines, autoimmune problems, hypertension, etc. ...Read more

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I get this weird feeling where I can't feel my arms and when I move them it feels like I have no muscle or joints is that numbness? Plz help

Sleeping?: Your arms most likely going to sleep because of a long period of inactivity or bad position, the blood supply to the skin nerves decreases and causes heaviness in arm and even pin and needle feeling. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left sacroiliac joint while sitting or standing since 3 months. I am having numbness below knee joint (left) since 3 weeks?

I have pain in my left sacroiliac joint while sitting or standing since 3 months. I am having numbness below knee joint (left) since 3 weeks?

Lumber disc problem: Since you have in lower back and numbness in the leg, the most logical answer is disc problem in the lumber spine. Check it out. ...Read more

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I have pain in my toe joints on my left foot when I flex my toes up and down. I also have numbness on the bottoms of my toes on both feet.?

I have pain in my toe joints on my left foot when I flex my toes up and down. I also have numbness on the bottoms of my toes on both feet.?

I would: Get an x-ray of the joint bothering you. The numbness is a separate problem that you need to be worked up for. This neuropathy can be caused by a variety of conditions. ...Read more

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My right thing is numb from knuckle to above joint. The tendon is tender and I think causing the numbness. It is very sensitive. What could it be?

My right thing is numb from knuckle to above joint. The tendon is tender and I think causing the numbness. It is very sensitive. What could it be?

Finger discomfort: A nerve impingement causes numbness but usually not marked tenderness. An inflamed tissue causes marked tenderness and may cause associated numbness if near a nerve. Any history of trauma? Observe for redness or swelling which signify infection. If symptoms persist or worsen consult a hand surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. In the meantime apply warm compresses and take anti-inflammatory (Advil) ...Read more

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After 10 minutes on a threadmill I start feeling pain in the left hip joint (also muscle numbness) and have trouble lifting the left leg. Why is that?

After 10 minutes on a threadmill I start feeling pain in the left hip joint (also muscle numbness) and have trouble lifting the left leg. Why is that?

Joint, bursa, tendon: It depends where the pain is. A lot of hip problems are bursitis and tendonitis but they can be joint as well. You evalaution will include a history, physical and imaging including x-rays, ultrasound and/or mri. ...Read more

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Am I not explaining it right? Feels like when your foot falls asleep, in my l side joints! Mainly l hip/shoulder. Numbness gettin worse, what is this?

Am I not explaining it right? Feels like when your foot falls asleep, in my l side joints! Mainly l hip/shoulder. Numbness gettin worse, what is this?

Numbness: In the absence of better explanation, numbness in one side of your body could alert your physicians of a problem in the spinal cord or brain at the sensory relay areas (thalamus) or parietal white matter or cortex. This could be due to a demyelinating disorder. Conversely, a concomitant neck and lower back condition can very well explain your symptoms. Check with your md. Hope u get well soon. ...Read more

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I have hep c genotype 1a I have cryoglobuline proteins. Ii have the sharp stabbing pain in my small joints and burning numbness on tne bottom of my f?

I have hep c genotype 1a I have cryoglobuline proteins. Ii have the sharp stabbing pain in my small joints and burning numbness on tne bottom of my f?

Get treated...: Get treated and symptoms may well resolve. Sometimes - for short term releif a form of dialysis (plasmaphoresis) may be needed to save fingers etc. See a hepatologist or a GI doctor who is a member of the aasld. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg numbness, difficulty walking and difficulty moving joint.

I am experiencing leg numbness, difficulty walking and difficulty moving joint.

Neurologic problem: The numbness suggest a neurological problem. There could be possible joint involvement as well. This is something that will need an evaluation by your physician and maybe a neurologist to start ...Read more

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What nerve could be causing numbness in right hand ring finger on the little finger side from mid tip to first joint?

What nerve could be causing numbness in right hand ring finger on the little finger side from mid tip to first joint?

Possible: It is possibly your ulnar nerve. This can get compressed at the elbow so if you tend to lean on your elbow pay attention to not doing that for awhlie and see if it helps. If you sleep with your elbow bent it can also cause this sensation in the am. And if you ride a bike or otherwise put pressure on your hands that can pinch the nerve in your hand. ...Read more

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I have numbness in both of my hands every morning and I also have to sleep with my arms straight because the joints in my elbows will start to hurt?

I have numbness in both of my hands every morning and I also have to sleep with my arms straight because the joints in my elbows will start to hurt?

Pinched nerve: If the numbness is in the first 3 fingers the problem is most likely carpal tunnel syndrome. This is a problem in which the median nerve gets pinched at the wrist. It often occurs during sleep, driving a car, typing, or talking on the phone. If the numbness is in the 4th and 5th fingers it is likely from the ulnar nerve being punched at the elbow.. ...Read more

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Hand & wrist numbness - can joint pain be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Hand & wrist numbness - can joint pain be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Possibly: Hand numbness, more so than wristnumbness, can be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome. So can pain in the digits of the hand. Predominately the symptoms are felt in the first three digits of your hand. Electro diagnostic testing may help determine if you have carpal tunnel syndrome or something else. ...Read more

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Pricks in shoulders numbness in arms cramps in back of neck painful spasm in upper body. Joints pain. Dyspesia. What it can be?

Pricks in shoulders numbness in arms cramps in back of neck painful spasm in upper body. Joints pain. Dyspesia. What it can be?

See orthopedist: Its important to establish a diagnosis. Shoulder pain could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Therefore proper diagnosis is essential to stopping the pain. See an orthopedic surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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Cause of left hand numbness, pain near sternal/rib joint with deep inspiration and sob. Cardiac work-up clean. What else could it be?

Cause of left hand numbness, pain near sternal/rib joint with deep inspiration and sob. Cardiac work-up clean. What else could it be?

Hand numbness: Could be two separate issues. Hand numbness could be carpal tunnel syndrome and chest pain could be costochondritis (like arthritis). Spine problems or other problems at the junction of the chest and neck could theoretically cause both symptoms, but less likely. Your primary care physician may help our may refer to a hand/upper extremity surgeon or neurologist. ...Read more

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Being overweight and experiencing right knee pain after walking too much for 5days and numbness while resting (same joint) should we see a doctor?

Being overweight and experiencing right knee pain after walking too much for 5days and numbness while resting (same joint) should we see a doctor?

R knee pain: Yes. Numbness usually reflects nerve injury, May be meniscal injury, or stress fracture (though that should hurt more w/walking), or sciatica which can refer to the knee. Have they tried aleve/ibuprofen if they can take NSAIDS? That and ice on the low back 10 minutes on 50 minute off 3-4 x a day may help. Go to ER if bowel or bladder issue/numbness) F/U w/ doc or orthopedist this week ...Read more

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Having a fibro flare with joint and muscle pain. Now having numbness and tingling all over body and face. ER said it was from the fibro not neuro.?

Having a fibro flare with joint and muscle pain. Now having numbness and tingling all over body and face. ER said it was from the fibro not neuro.?

I believe that: From your brief description of the problem I'd believe that your it's NOT NEUROLOGICAL as well & more musculoskeletal with joint & muscle pain. I can't say whether or not it's a fibromyalgic flare unless you tell me that you are clearly diagnosed previously as having FIBROMYALGIA. If you'd like to consult me 1-1 please write to me for an appointment: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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What could possibly be going on if I have pains shooting up my legs, constantly wake up with headaches, I really don't sleep, joint pain, numbness, and severe fatigue.?

What could possibly be going on if I have pains shooting up my legs, constantly wake up with headaches, I really don't sleep, joint pain, numbness, and severe fatigue.?

See below: Unfortunately I cannot really answer this question. There are so many symptoms here that you really should see a doctor and have a good physical examination to determine why you are having so many symptoms. ...Read more

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I started getting numbness in index and middle finger on my right hand when ysing pc. Also sharp pain through knuckle joint on left index finger.

I started getting numbness in index and middle finger on my right hand when ysing pc. Also sharp pain through knuckle joint on left index finger.

Carpel tunnel: The nerves in your hand are being pinched under a small band of ligament type tissue. Its from the typing and maintaining the hand posture required to do so. Start wearing a simple wrist brace see an orthopedic surgeon for a workup if you need to type for job then a simple surgery would resolve this issue
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Will jogging/ running regularly create knee joint problems at a later stage. I getter finger numbness at night when I sleep could this be related?

Will jogging/ running regularly create knee joint problems at a later stage. I getter finger numbness at night when I sleep could this be related?

Maybe: Some people can run forever without problems others not so much
if the knee is good to begin with then running ok if not pick something with less impact like walking fast or elliptical trainer
the finger numbness thing is most likely carpal tunnel syndrome form what little data that is available. ...Read more

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Severe joint pain in hands/feet morning stiffness numbness. One finger the joint feels like it is sliding back and forth when bending it. What is it?

See your PCP: Severe pain in hands and feet in the morning can indicate an inflammatory condition such as arhritis. The individual finger problem sounds like a tendon issue. The two are not related. A blood test. By your Primary Care doc may anseer the former, a Hand surgeon should evaluate the latter. ...Read more

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I have lumbar hypolordosis, sacroiliac joint pain and sciatic nerve pain and numbness, can these symptoms be linked?

I have lumbar hypolordosis, sacroiliac joint pain and sciatic nerve pain and numbness, can these symptoms be linked?

Yes: Likely the hypolordosis results in bulging disks that can cause the sciatic and numbness symptoms. The sacroiliac joint issues are on top of that causing pain. See spine/pain specialist to discuss your options for relief. ...Read more

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Severe joint pain in hands/feet morning stiffness numbness. Rheum fact neg. Do not want a bunch of testing. Can I assume it's from being 36 wks preg?

Maybe: It could be the pregnancy, but you should make sure your OB doctor knows, and is following you. There are many causes of aching joints, or polyarthralgia. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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