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Dr. Daniel Mass
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Numbness And Tingling (Definition)

Numbness and tingling is a symptom in which a person has some loss of feeling (numbness) and/or has the feeling of "pins and needles" in some part of the body. If a person had slept on his arm, the arm may have "pins and needles" for several minutes before returning to normal. Numbness and tingling can also be a prolonged symptom.

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For a diabetic what can numbness and tingling in the feet mean?

For a diabetic what can numbness and tingling in the feet mean?

Wiggle your toe: If the numbness goes away after you've moved your feet, then it's slow circulation. But if you still have pins & needles, then most likely diabetes has damaged the nerves (diabetic neuropathy). Be sure to check your feet each night. Don't go bare foot. Taking Alpha lipoid acid and controlling your sugars can help prevent more nerve damage. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Tip)

Diabetes

If you have tingling, burning, numbness or other odd sensations in your feet, ask about neuropathy. ...See more

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How can I treat sciatica naturally, especially at the stage of increasing numbness and tingling of leg?

How can I treat sciatica naturally, especially at the stage of increasing numbness and tingling of leg?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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My grandmother who is in her 70s always complains about numbness and tingling in her legs and hands. Is there any treatment for this?

Possibly: There could be a cure for extremity numbness, but it will depend on the cause of the numbness. Possible causes include nerve impingement, diabetes, thyroid disorders, and many other possibilities. Best to see your doctor to find the actual cause first. ...Read more

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Stroke

Numbness or paralysis on one side of your body or the other may be a stroke. ...See more

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How to get rid of pinky finger numbness/tingling?

How to get rid of pinky finger numbness/tingling?

See below: 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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My vitamin B12 level is 118 (180-975). My doctor prescribed me 1000mcg B12 tablets. I have numbness and tingling in limb. Should i ask for B12 shots?

My vitamin B12 level is 118 (180-975). My doctor prescribed me 1000mcg B12 tablets. I have numbness and tingling in limb. Should i ask for B12 shots?

Pills will work: May take months to feel better speed to improvement dependent on how much you weigh if normal weight , faster than if obese. ...Read more

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Back pain

If you have no radiation of pain or numbness to your legs, you are not "pinching" a nerve! ...See more

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I have symptoms of trigger finger in both hands, left more than right, carpal tunnel in left hand and numbness and tingling in the left. What can cau?

I have symptoms of trigger finger in both hands, left more than right, carpal tunnel in left hand and numbness and tingling in the left.  What can cau?

Overuse: Which is common with typing or knitting or machete ot factory work or anything repetitive are more likely to cause carpal tunnel. The same causes trigger fingers but it is also seen in diabetes, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis ...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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Numbness (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more

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