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What do medical experts say are the reasons for numbness and tingling of the feet and ankles?

What do medical experts say are the reasons for numbness and tingling of the feet and ankles?

Neuropathy: Nerve damage (neuropathy) is a common diagnosis for such complaints, though there are other potential diagnoses that can cause this. A nerve conduction and EMG test can be useful to prove neuropathy. Neuropathy has many potential causes, but diabetes, thyroid issues, some toxins (alcohol, chemo meds), vitamin deficiencies, and some infections (eg hiv, hansen's disease) are coin causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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Tingling in feet and hands with numbness side of face and head. Sometimes lose balance for no reason. Trip over feet too. What could it be?

Tingling in feet and hands with numbness side of face and head. Sometimes lose balance for no reason.  Trip over feet too. What could it be?

See a doctor: It is impossible to give you sound medical advice without a proper history and physical. The symptoms you are describing could be indicative of multiple medical problems. If the symptoms abruptly started, see a doctor today! ...Read more

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29y/o F. Numbness/tingling feet rt hand. Feet cold burning. upper arm ache to elbow. labs/mri/emg normal. Mild degenerative disc/ iron10. Flagyl X2 bv?

29y/o F. Numbness/tingling feet rt hand. Feet cold burning. upper arm ache to elbow. labs/mri/emg normal. Mild degenerative disc/ iron10. Flagyl X2 bv?

Numbness normal MRI: The fact that MRI/EMG is normal is good news.Did they check thyroid? glucose? sed rate,ANA(autoimmune issues)? lyme titer? Could be reflux or H pylori, low iron Vit D, B12 , magnesium, potassium calcium, supplement if low. Check diet: Vegetarian(vit deficiency)?Do you have discomfort with eating(, may be malabsorping)?. Do fingers turn purple? Could be Raynauds. F/U with doctor/urgent care ...Read more

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Left hip and knee, ankle, arch of foot, pain, mussel cramps what is wrong? Numb, tingling, weakness, sitting or standing

Left hip and knee, ankle, arch of foot, pain, mussel cramps what is wrong? Numb, tingling, weakness, sitting or standing

Sounds like a nerve: Issue, ie, spine lesion in the lower back. The areas you have problems with are from L1 level down to l5-s1. So get checked by pcp and possible referral to a spine doc /orthopod. You probably have arthritis (spondylitis) with some disc lesions. Avoid bending, lifting heavy weight, including grand kids. Do regular exercises within limits of discomfort. Losing wt + nsaids 4 pain, a ms relaxer also. ...Read more

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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