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Doctor insights on: Neuropathy Of The Feet And Legs

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What causes swelling of the feet and legs?

What causes swelling of the feet and legs?

Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

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


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Diabetic neuropathy ? Especially in the feet and toes.

Diabetic neuropathy ? Especially in the feet and toes.

Multiple factors: Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). Most patient’s state the numbness starts at the tips of the toes and slowly works it way up the legs. To improve and prevent further deterioration diet and exercise is the key. Keep blood sugars under control. ...Read more

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What causes numbness of the arms and legs?

What causes numbness of the arms and legs?

Many things: Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common cause of numbness in the hand on the thumb side. Cubital tunnel syndrome causes little finger numbness. If both of the entire hands and feet are numb, then a peripheral neuropathy is more likely. This can be related to long standing diabetes. This problem needs to be worked up by a physician. ...Read more

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What are the causes of swelling of the arms, hands, legs, and feet?

What are the causes of swelling of the arms, hands, legs, and feet?

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling 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, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Are numbing of the hands and feet symptoms of hydrocephalus?

Are numbing of the hands and feet symptoms of hydrocephalus?

not typically: Common symptoms include headache, nausea/vomiting, altered mental status, and difficulty with upward gaze. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness of the hands and legs and weakness all over?

What can cause numbness of the hands and legs and weakness all over?

Several potentials: Assuming this is bilateral and symmetrical, there may be a peripheral neuropathy. However, spinal cord compression in the neck can cause this. Rarely, ms might present in this fashion. Since there are multiple underlying causes, it is best to see your physician, and obtain a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Could blood pooling happen solely in the bottom of the feet and not the rest of the legs? Both my feet ache and are red on the soles when standing.

Could blood pooling happen solely in the bottom of the feet and not the rest of the legs? Both my feet ache and are red on the soles when standing.

Blood pooling: It is not likely that you are getting pooling of the blood only at the bottom of the feet. Most people note blood pooling, or Venous Insufficiency first in the lower legs and ankles, and, usually not at your age (usually beginning in the late 30's to late 40's). You may be having increased blood flow from a high activity level which has increased your capillary return, thus making them red ...Read more

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What causes hives on the palms of hands and soles of feet?

What causes hives on the palms of hands and soles of feet?

hives: These may not be hives, you need to see a doctor for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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What's the cause of pain in the feet and down the shin of legs with swelling?

What's the cause of pain in the feet and down the shin of legs with swelling?

Shin Splints: If you get pain in your shin bone this is mostly the cause, especially if you are a runner/jogger. If this is the case, ease back on your exercise and allow the area to heal. Need to be evaluated for proper shoe gear and possible orthotics by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What are the causes of pin and neddles in the hands and feet?

What are the causes of pin and neddles in the hands and feet?

Causes can be..: A compromise to the nerves and/or blood vessels which supply the hands and feet, may lead to the sensation of numbness/tingling. Because your symptoms are symmetrical and involves more than one localized area, this is more likely a systemic causation/reaction. Causes can be extreme temp exposure, vitamin B12 or folate (folic acid) deficiency, diabetes, neurological abnormalities, low thyroid hormone, and more. ...Read more

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What can the symptoms of swelling feet and legs mean?

Cardiologist: The lower leg is considered the 2nd heart of the body due to the valves in the blood vessels. Without proper blood flow pain can result in the leg and feet. Go to your cardiologist doctor and have them check you lower leg blood flow and valves. ...Read more

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What causes rashes on sole of feet by socks and shoes?

What causes rashes on sole of feet by socks and shoes?

Could be: The socks or shoes. The detergent you use or the dye in the socks. More commonly it could be tinea pedis or athletes foot. See your podiatrist. ...Read more

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What are the causes of swelling of the ankles and feet?

What are the causes of swelling of the ankles and feet?

A few things: Excess dietary sodium can cause fluid retention, which can explain swelling in the foot, ankles and legs. Prolonged sitting or standing in place may cause swelling. It can also be due to other medical issues as well: congestive heart disease, htn, diabetes, uremia and many other issues.. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can supination of the feet cause painful shins and legs ? My shoes are worn on the outside.

Can supination of the feet cause painful shins and legs ? My shoes are worn on the outside.

They can. ...: Supinated feet means the forefoot is turning inward ; the bottom of the foot is trying 2 face the ceiling. If this is a fixed deformity, ; not correctable by orthotics, ur external or eversion muscles 2 the forefoot r being taxed during gait ; r over worked, become fatigued, ; the shin splints would b in the outer side of the shin. C a ankle/ specialist 4 possible surgical correction. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is neuropathy in feet and legs curable?

Please help docs! is neuropathy in feet and legs curable?

Depends on the cause: Peripheral neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

A condition in which a person experiences weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more