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I have numbness and tingling in both legs from the knee downward, and the same in both arms which has very gradually become more persistent.

I have numbness and tingling in both legs from the knee downward, and the same in both arms which has very gradually become more persistent.

See your doctor. : You are describing symptoms of neuropathy. This can be seen with other medical conditions like diabetes as well. You should see your doctor about it. There are medications that could help you feel better. ...Read more

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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What causes numbness and tingling on both arms?

CTS: Multifactorial. But common things are common. First to rule out carpal tunnel syndrome. Check with your neurologist. You may need electrodiagnostic study. ...Read more

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What causes burning neck pain that radiates down both arms? Along with numbness and tingling in the neck? The burning pain at times is unbearable

What causes burning neck pain that radiates down both arms? Along with numbness and tingling in the neck? The burning pain at times is unbearable

Disc problem: While most of the time it is not serious but it could be a sign of a disc problem or another condition called spinal stenosis. I would recommend your see a spinal specialist who will evaluate your physical exam and may order further diagnostic tests such as an MRI ...Read more

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Numbness tingling across both shoulders and down both arms into hands. As well as feeling light-headed. Should I be concerned?

Numbness tingling across both shoulders and down both arms into hands. As well as feeling light-headed. Should I be concerned?

TWO POSSIBILITIES: 1. Pinched nerve(s) in your neck (Cervical spine) Have your PCP check this out.
2. HYPERVENTILATION (try breathing into a paper bag it's an "old remedy" but a good one
Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Numbness/tingling start at shoulders n go to hands (both arms). Arms feel weak and heavy. Comes and goes as it wants. More often now. Ideas?

See a Neurologist: May have problems with the nerves coming from your neck into your arms. May be nerve compression. See a Neurologist or Neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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I have a herniated disc in my neck, I get numbness down both arms to my hands. I can feel tingling all down R arm this morning. Is this normal?

I have a herniated disc in my neck, I get numbness down both arms to my hands. I can feel tingling all down R arm this morning. Is this normal?

Depends?: If the herniated disc is resulting in signficant foraminal stenosis (pinching nerve roots) then yes, that is normal. Please follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a herniated disk in the low back area cause numbness and tingling in the arms and hands? Mri of neck was neg, no abnormalities shown.

Can a herniated disk in the low back area cause numbness and tingling in the arms and hands? Mri of neck was neg, no abnormalities shown.

No: Herniated disc of the low back can cause numbness and tingling in one leg (rarely both), but not in the arms. 25% of americans have herniated disc in the lumbar spine without any symptoms. Seek the help of a rehabilitation physician who can sort out the nerve, muscle and soft tissue problems that can produce your symptoms. ...Read more

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Lightheaded for 3 months now numbness and tingling in arms, legs, feet, hands. No doctor can find anything wrong. Im terrified! Any advice?

Lightheaded for 3 months now numbness and tingling in arms, legs, feet, hands. No doctor can find anything wrong. Im terrified! Any advice?

Depends on workup: No need to be terrified; your taxes are still due on April 15 aren't they? Or are you getting a refund? Are you getting your BILLIONS BACK THIS YEAR? The fact is you're 22, young, & spry & on edge a bit from the sound of things. BREATHE & realize that when doctorS don't find anything then, you may be letting anxiousness get the best of you.

Be happy to help: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Severe back pain, numbness and tingling in feet arms hands swelling in thighs, feet, hands and upper arms. Rapid weight gain around belly?

See your doctor: It's important with all these symptoms mentioned that you seek evaluation with your primary care doctor to figure out what could be causing all these symptoms. There are various things that could result in some of those symptoms. It may not be only one cause. It could have some vascular component, a metabolic component, a neurologic component, nutrient deficiency component, or none-of-the-above. ...Read more

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I have had numbness and tingling and pain in my hands for about 2 yrs now. It does it for no reason and now my left arm is starting to do the same.

I have had numbness and tingling and pain in my hands for about 2 yrs now. It does it for no reason and now my left arm is starting to do the same.

Neck problem: Its most likely a neck problem. Depending on your age it could also be a brain problem. You need to see a neurolgist. ...Read more

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I 've had numbness and tingling in my right hand for a while now. My right arm gets numbness and tingling too. I experience no pain at all.?

I 've had numbness and tingling in my right hand for a while now. My right arm gets numbness and tingling too. I experience no pain at all.?

Neuropathy: Numbness and tingling(paresthesias) in the hand and arm can be due to nerve compression in several areas: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome(from pinched nerve in wrist), Ulnar Neuropathy(nerve compression at elbow) and Cervical radiculopathy(compression in the neck) For more information on CTS see: http://bit.ly/1xTEkXx Neuropathy: http://bit.ly/1pAbbJw Cervical radiculopathy: https://bit.ly/1yPwhcG ...Read more

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I have arm numbness and tingling in my left arm but also sometimes my right arm. My hand also feels like it wants to cripple up. I'm only 26 years old.

Arm numbness: Numbness in the arms often occurs from sleeping with the arms bent or working in a job with a lot of repetition. Other frequent causes include spinal stenosis or compression of the spinal cord. Diabetes, low B12 levels, and low thyroid function are common causes too. A neurological evaluation and a nerve conduction test can identify the cause of the numbness. ...Read more

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For the past few days I've been experiencing pain in my right arm and elbow with numbness and tingling of the hand and fingers. What could this be?

For the past few days I've been experiencing pain in my right arm and elbow with numbness and tingling of the hand and fingers. What could this be?

Computer geek?: Computer geek? Also consider your long computer key tappings and you're sitting posture on the chair...if that is your answer...consider you are saved...by correcting the problems... ...Read more

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Hello. I have been having numbness and tingling in my arm, wrist, and hand. I have a carpal boss and am having it removed. What is the recovery time?

Hello. I have been having numbness and tingling in my arm, wrist, and hand. I have a carpal boss and am having it removed. What is the recovery time?

2 week to 3 months: Reduction of numbness and tingling can occur within a few days. However, swelling and tightness in the hand and fingers can take several weeks. If tightness persists beyond two months, consult your surgeon. A steroid injection into the hand may help complete healing. ...Read more

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Right hand swelled while running and fingertips turned purple. Also, having numbness and tingling in arm and hand over 24 hours now?

Right hand swelled while running and fingertips turned purple. Also, having numbness and tingling in arm and hand over 24 hours now?

Numbness/tingling: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility to see what needs to be done as soon as possible.
Things should go alright. ...Read more

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With numbness and tingling in hands and feet, and limited movement in right arm, naseous, should I go to ER or schedule appt?

Not ER: This is anxiety or panic or stress. You do not need to go to the er. But, please go see your family physician to discuss ways to manage your stress better. ...Read more

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How likely am i to be diagnosed with ms? I originally went to the doctor for numbness and tingling in my hand and foot and have gotten severe pain in my opposite arm and hip on two occasions. One white spot was found on my brain mri, minor degenerative c

How likely am i to be diagnosed with ms? I originally went to the doctor for numbness and tingling in my hand and foot and have gotten severe pain in my opposite arm and hip on two occasions.  One white spot was found on my brain mri, minor degenerative c

Hard to say: One white spot on brain MRI is nonspecific. If it is in a particular area (corpus callosum) it would be more concerning, otherwise it could have been from prior brain infection (encephalitis) or trauma (shearing injury). Your symptoms are a bit more worrisome. Perhaps a spinal fluid analysis will help. Neurology consult would be useful. ...Read more

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Usually just have joint pain. Sle. Recently both arms/hands go numb/tingling. Muscle pain all over body. Severe in arms. Possible causes?

Usually just have joint pain. Sle.  Recently both arms/hands go numb/tingling. Muscle pain all over body. Severe in arms. Possible causes?

See your physcian: As this could be related to your sle and it could be progressing to affect peripheral nerves as it sometimes does. This could also lead to raynauds and there will be specific treatments to this as well. Discuss with you physician what acute med options are right for you and to prevent issues with raynauds. ...Read more

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I have left arm pain with numbness and tingling in my left pinky finger.

Agree: Agree that numbness and tingling in the pinky finger is likely a pinched nerve in the neck (c8) or injury to the ulnar nerve. Would suggest a physiatric or neurologic evaluation. May benefit from emg/ncv testing. ...Read more

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I have pain in my rotator cuff and numbness in both arms and hands? What can I do?

I have pain in my rotator cuff and numbness in both arms and hands? What can I do?

Neck shoulder: Have your neck checked. Shoulder problems can radiate to the elbow but not as far downstream as the forearm or hand. ...Read more

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Having chest tightness and numbness in both arms numb and tingly sensation in both arms and hands

Having chest tightness and numbness in both arms numb and tingly sensation in both arms and hands

Although : Although this could be from hyperventilation or a panic attack, there is still a possibility of a heart attack. I recommend that you call 911 and be evaluated at an emergency room. ...Read more

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I have been haveing numbness in both arms and I hurt in morning can't hardly move my hands?

I have been haveing numbness in both arms and I hurt in morning can't hardly move my hands?

Neuropathy from neck: Usually is a pinched nerve due to your posture in bed. You may have some underlying cervical spine narrowing or muscle spasms in neck. Physical therapy alone may resolve the issue, but get some x-ray of neck. ...Read more

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My mother present these symptoms numbness in both arms, most of the time left arm, her hand turns purple color, and simoultaneosly comes chest pain.

My mother present these symptoms numbness in both arms, most of the time left arm, her hand turns purple color, and simoultaneosly comes chest pain.

Raynaud's phenomenon: Your mom needs a thorough exam including an ekg and blood test by her dr to check for heart condition, blood vessel inflammation or spasm.
Take care and best wishes! ...Read more

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What would 12 white spots on brain and nerve damage in both arms and both hands and wrists and facial numbness in a 44-year old femal indicate?

Possibly MS: These are possible signs and symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Especially in a female of this age. It depends on what the "spits" look like. Vision changes are also common in this situation. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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