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Neuropathy In One Arm
What causes numbness in one foot along with burning, excruciating pain in two toes of that same foot?
A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more
Nerve compression: Numbness can be associated with nerve injuries. This may be due to swelling in the heel or traction of the nerve caused by lack of support for your foot. The nerve in question is a branch of the tibial nerve. Just like carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrist, you can get entrapment of the tibial nerve in the ankle. You probably just need support in your arch so get superfeet supports or see doc. ...Read more
Nerve dysfunction: Nerve dysfunction from a local irritation (entrapment, compression, stretch), more proximal irritation (herniated disc), or systemic problem (diabetes) can produce local numbness in one heel. A proper exam would be needed to better delineate the exact cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be!: Cervical neuropathy which is compression of a nerve root in the neck as it exits from the spinal cord through the neural foramen of the spine in the neck, usually from an arthritic spur or herniated disk, often causes paresthesia (tingling) and anesthesia (numbness) as well as, potentially, pain that can, depending on which is involved, go down the shoulder, neck, chest, back, and/or arm. ...Read more
Four cortisone injections in two years time.No scans.My hand and fingers getting numb, abnormal pain in elbow. Tennis elbow or pinched nerve?Thank you
Not clear: Pinched nerve in the neck can cause arm and hand pain, numbness, weakness. Tennis elbow typically causes elbow pain and weak hand grip. It is unclear where you were injected. Your doctor should be able to sort out whether this is a neck/nerve problem, or an inflammation of the elbow. ...Read more
Is an aching left arm and left leg a sign of peripheral neuropathy, hiv, carpal tunnel or pinched nerve?
Depends: This can be a systemic disease process (neuropathy, hiv) affecting multiple nerves at once. Carpal tunnel affect the hand specifically, not the arm. You can have two pinched nerves possibly, but one tries to explain symptoms by the most simple explanation. Consider spinal cord issues, which would affect arm and leg simultaneously. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Numbness and tingling/burning in two toes. Had a stress reaction in foot and wearing a boot. Father & grandmother have neuropathy (unknown cause).
Multiple causes: Numbness & tingling in the toes has multiple causes.In your case given your age & stress reaction,if your MD gave you a boot,they think you probably have a stress fracture.The altered kinetics are probably causing your numbness or the boot itself.An EMG will help you get the diagnosis.The same is true for your father &grandmother.Most causes of neuropathy can be determined w/a Neuro eval & EMG. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Jerks from head down to arms, raised plasma viscosity in blood, coldness, weakness and tingling in right arm (happened once) numbness in left leg?
Highviscosity: Take it seriously let a nero and hematologist totally evaluate you may be alarming sign. ...Read more
Ache in my left shoulder joint that radiates down arm into a tingling sensation in hand, resulting in numb thumb. I'm a type 1 diabetic w/ Hashimoto's?
Many causes: There are many causes including your known diabetes, Hashimoto's, trauma, plexopathy, radiculopathy, etc. See your physician to explain the symptoms in detail, and if necessary, you may be referred to a neurologist for additional evaluation. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000593.htm ...Read more
Saw 2 pa's one said cervical nerve, one said entrapped nerve, now pain in my elbow and below (right arm) index and middle fingers numb and tingling?
Both are right: You likely have a compression of the nerve that runs from your neck to the fingers.....Either where it originates in the neck or somewhere along the course of the nerve, such as near the elbow. You will likely need a test called an EMG to pinpoint where the problem is located. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have pherpherial neuropathy in feet& hands celluitis in lt leg& foot& swellling in rtcalf &foot, phemigous on tounge, pain neurogenic, fibro diagnose ple?
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the feet can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
pain in arm tingling in fingers blurred vision low mood and urge incontinence for six weeks other arm pain in october. What could it be 53 y.O.
Numbness in fourth and little finger and down arms. Numbness in toes when standing for a length of time. Diagnosed autoimmune illnesses. Any ideas?
Can ulnar neuropathy in one arm/hand somehow be responsible for beginning symptoms in the other one? My left is useless and I can't lose the right one
Overuse syndrome: Not uncommon to acquire bilateral ulnar neuropathies, especially in diabetic patients. Occasionally, starts on one arm, and there is compensated overuse in other with mirror emergence of nerve compression at elbow, especially if one leans on elbows frequently. See hand specialist to get this treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could be causing pain in legs and arms, , knee pain, and numbness in two toes on left foot. Last year my neurologist found nerve damsge.Now worse?
Neuropathy: makes one more susceptible to focal nerve compression. If you have underlying neuropathy find and treat the causes. It may be time to schedule a follow up with your neurologist to see if you have developed other problems like Carpal Tunnel, Tarsal Tunnel, Ulnar neuropathy or Peroneal Neuropathy as the treatment may be different than what was suggested a year ago. ...Read more