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Dr. Daniel Mass
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Numbness And Tingling (Overview)

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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What can cause numbness and tingling in an otherwise healthy 25 year old?

What can cause numbness and tingling in an otherwise healthy 25 year old?

Numb: You need to see a neurologist or pain or neuromuscular specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Mass
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Numbness And Tingling (Overview)

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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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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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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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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I have numbness and tingling in both hands that gets worse when sleeping, gripping or repetitive movement.Painful when trying to grip small objects.?

I have numbness and tingling in both hands that gets worse when sleeping, gripping or repetitive movement.Painful when trying to grip small objects.?

Carpal tunnel issues: These symptoms would most likely be due to carpal tunnel syndrome. Repetitive work or other activities that involve much motion with your hands and forearms can foster it. An EMG is an accurate means of diagnosing. Treatments are very effective and include work modifications, physical therapy, medications, and surgery. ...Read more

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Been getting pain on left temple. Been contstant for weeks, also notice I get numbness and tingling sensation should I go to the doctor?

Been getting pain on left temple. Been contstant for weeks, also notice I get numbness and tingling sensation should I go to the doctor?

It depends: Better? Worse? Staying the same? Facial pain can occur with numbness after trauma or infection. It is important to consider a cause from ear or sinus or teeth or eye. A good medical evaluation would be appropriate. There could be a serious process such as tumor. Start with your primary doctor who can determine which specialist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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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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