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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 in feet?

Numbness in feet?

TWO REASONS: Diabetic and alcoholic are the two most common reasons for neuropathy. There are several others. ...Read more

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Numbness and tingling in foot ?

Numbness and tingling in foot
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Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Tingling and numbness in right arm and hand?

Tingling and numbness  in right arm and hand?

Be seen: The most likely cause is a cervical Radiculopathy, which is basically a pinched nerve in the neck. But because of the association of cardiac disease and left shoulder and arm complaints, you would be well served to be seen. Peripheral nerve entrapment syndromes such as carpal tunnel syndrome are also a possible cause. ...Read more

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Upper back pain with tingling in hands and feet.

Upper back pain with tingling in hands and feet.

Stressed out: Does it feel like your shoulders are pulled up almost to your ears? I have found that some people get stress build up in their shoulders, neck and upper back. This also goes hand in hand with clenching your teeth. A stress reduction protocol and massage may help the initial pain. The tight muscles may be squeezing the nerve to cause tingling. Use moist heat to relax the soft tissue then stretch. ...Read more

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What could cause numbness in feet and tingling in fingers?

What could cause numbness in feet and tingling in fingers?

Numbness, tingling: Spinal injury would cause this, diabetic or other peripheral neuropathies, raynaud's disease and soem other problems will as well. ...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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Tingling and numbness in my right arm?

Tingling and numbness in my right arm?

Many things: The list of things that could cause numbness and tingling in arm is quite long. I suggest you start with a visit to your local primary care physician. If there is not a clear answer there, you might consider seeing a neurologist. ...Read more

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Pain, numbness, tingling sensation and weakness in the left arm and legs. More weakness in the left knee. Help please.

Pain, numbness, tingling sensation and weakness in the left arm and legs. More weakness in the left knee. Help please.

Go to the ER now: Localized or unilateral (symptoms on one side of the body) numbness, weakness and tingling is concerning for an evolving neurological problem. People with these symptoms require emergent evaluation and should not attempt to drive a car. Let a family member, friend or ambulance do the transporting. ...Read more

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Lower back with tingling in legs and feet?

Lower back with tingling in legs and feet?

Many possibilities..: You may have a pinched nerve due to a variety of possible reasons. See your primary care physician who may order some x-rays and possibly an mri. You may need a referral to an orthopedist or neurologist. ...Read more

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Would prednisone cause numbness and burning in feet and lower legs=also nubness in ring finger and pinkie?

Would prednisone cause numbness and burning in feet and lower legs=also nubness in ring finger and pinkie?

Not typically: If you are having an allergic reaction the the Prednisone you may have swelling, redness and possibly itching to the area. The Prednisone does not usually create numbness and burning in the feet or hands otherwise. Please see your doctor before this condition spreads. ...Read more

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Chest pain with dizziness nausea and numbness tingling in arms?

Go to doctor: Chest pain, nausea, dizziness, and arm complaints? Get to doctor now. It can be many things minor or major. Why take the risk. Get it checked out now. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness and tingling in hands and toes?

What can cause numbness and tingling in hands and toes?

So many conditions..: Vitamin deficiencies, diabetes, alcoholism, neuropathy, nerve compression/injury, radiculopathies, electrolyte imbalances, peripheral arterial disease. See you primary care physician, he/she can refer you to a specialist if she thinks there is a specific cause. ...Read more

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Tingling and pain in ankles and wrists?

Tingling and pain in ankles and wrists?

Carpal/Tarsal Tunnel: If you are having tingling and pain in both wrists and ankles at same time, i would lean toward a nerve or arthritis disease. It could also be a vitamin deficiency or a neuromuscular issue. You need to see your primary care physician for history and physical and testing (bloodwork and x-rays). From there your pcp may refer you to a specialist like a neurologist or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Dizziness tingling in toes?

Dizziness tingling in toes?

I: Do not believe your symptoms are related. That said i would see your family dr. ...Read more

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Chest pain and tingling in legs?

Chest pain and tingling in legs?

Chest Pain: When to call an ambulance, chest pain + any of these: A sudden feeling of pressure, squeezing, tightness, or crushing under your breastbone Chest pain that spreads to your jaw, left arm, or back Sudden sharp chest pain with shortness of breath Nausea, dizziness, rapid heart rate or rapid breathing, confusion, ashen color, or excessive sweating Very low blood pressure ...Read more

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Is numbness and tingling (especially in the extremities) all that constitutes "neuropathy?" Is it possible to have neuropathy without pain?

Possible: Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by numerous entities, and can affect varying fiber sizes depending upon underlying pathology, but numbness and tingling could be a manifestation of a problem within brain or spinal cord. Your doctor should easily be able to sort this out. ...Read more

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Off and on headache for four days; off and on numbness and tingling in the extremities; loss of balance; inability to grasp off and on - unilaterally?

Off and on headache for four days; off and on numbness and tingling in the extremities; loss of balance; inability to grasp off and on - unilaterally?

Immediate attention: Headaches can be common but the other associated symptoms you describe make it more serious. Any headache with associated CNS complaints needs to be investigated urgently. The extremity involvement, balance issues and grasping difficulties speak to other nerve bundle involvement. I recommend that you see a physician immediately for full evaluation and possibly some imaging studies. Feel better. ...Read more

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I constantly have a nervous feeling in the pit of my stomach, frequent numbness and tingling in my extremities, & left shoulder draws up with pain?

I constantly have a nervous feeling in the pit of my stomach, frequent numbness and tingling in my extremities, & left shoulder draws up with pain?

Eval.: I suggest you see your physician for medical evaluation. These symptoms could be consistent with anxiety and panic. After medical workup, your physician may recommend psychiatric consultation. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a myriad of symptoms but it seems no one doctor wants to fully investigate all of them. I was diagnosed with narcolepsy by a sleep study doctor, but I have no energy, numbness and tingling in my extremities, and my biggest complaint, brain fog and

I have a myriad of symptoms but it seems no one doctor wants to fully investigate all of them. I was diagnosed with narcolepsy by a sleep study doctor, but I have no energy, numbness and tingling in my extremities, and my biggest complaint, brain fog and

Talk to your dr.: You should discuss your symptoms and treatment w/ your dr. Meds such as Provigil or amphetamine derivatives like Ritalin (methylphenidate) or Adderall can help. Others include SSRI, SNRI or tricyclic antidepressants which suppress REM sleep and sudden loss of muscle tone. Sodium oxybate helps improve sleep. Exercise; brief, regular daytime naps, regular sleep time & avoidance of alcohol or nicotine can also help. ...Read more

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I've read that MS used to be checked (at least partially) with the "hot tub test." I've noticed my symptoms (dizziness, balance issues, numbness/tingling extremities) actually seem BETTER when I'm in a hot bath/shower. Mean anything or coincidence?

I've read that MS used to be checked (at least partially) with the "hot tub test." I've noticed my symptoms (dizziness, balance issues, numbness/tingling extremities) actually seem BETTER when I'm in a hot bath/shower. Mean anything or coincidence?

RESPONSE: Yes, in the past, prior to imaging advances, "Hot Bath" test was utilized to exacerbate patient symptoms to confirm diagnosis, but no longer used as was often false positive, and MRI supplanted. Occasional MS patients seem to do better in warmer environments, and some even do worse in cold weather. Thus, your responses are not indicative of definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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If I have a pinched nerve in my lower back can that cause numbness and tingling in all 4 limbs and would it be worse in the morning?

If I have a pinched nerve in my lower back can that cause numbness and tingling in all 4 limbs and would it be worse in the morning?

Unusual: Lower back nerves generally do not relate to upper extremities. Arthritis frequently is worse in the morning. Sounds like a good neurological exam for numbness, weakness , neuropathies etc. Is in order. ...Read more

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On and off tingling, numbness in the right extremities. PT effective. Now, same in right side of face & tongue, sharp lightening like pain. related?

On and off tingling, numbness in the right extremities.  PT effective. Now, same in right side of face & tongue, sharp lightening like pain. related?

Tic Doulourex: Tic douloureux or trigeminal neuralgia is a severe, stabbing pain to one side of the face. It stems from one or more branches of the cranial nerve V that supplies sensation to the face, the trigeminal nerve. The pain usually lasts from a few seconds to a few minutes. It may be so intense that you wince involuntarily, hence the term tic. There is usually no pain or numbness between attacks. ...Read more

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May i get a diagnosis on possable MS i asking for a doctor to suggest if my symtoms are related to ms, I have major numbness and tingling in my limbs and face, migrains top of my head to my spine, dizzyness, unbalanced, falling blurr vision, twi

May i get a diagnosis  on possable MS i asking for a doctor to  suggest if my  symtoms are related to ms, I have major  numbness and tingling in my limbs and face, migrains   top of my head  to my spine,  dizzyness,  unbalanced, falling  blurr vision, twi

The : The primary symptoms of multiple sclerosis are caused by inflammation in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). This inflammation usually causes damage to the outer, insulating part of nerve fibers called myelin, and can sometimes damage the fiber (or "axon") too. The symptoms of multiple sclerosis overlap with a number of other neurological, medical and psychiatric conditions. Multiple sclerosis can cause a number of symptoms, including vision loss, incoordination, weakness, and numbness, just to name a few. Usually these symptoms do not occur all at once, but affect different functions of different parts of the body at different times. ...Read more

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For 2 weeks I have had a rash that has spread across my body. On my limbs -raised and itchy and trunk -flat, purple, non-itchy. Numbness and tingling from neck down. Was below waste x2days, now arms/hands also.

For 2 weeks I have had a rash that has spread across my body. On my limbs -raised and itchy and trunk -flat, purple, non-itchy. Numbness and tingling from neck down. Was below waste x2days, now arms/hands also.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor, preferably a dermatologist.
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Hello. I have joint pain, fatigue, numbness, tingling, in my extremities, and buzzing feelings in my calf?

Hello. I have joint pain, fatigue, numbness, tingling, in my extremities, and buzzing feelings in my calf?

Nonspecific: 36 yo female has fatigue, parasthesias, and joint pain. A thorough medical evaluation is needed to rule out systemic disorders. If there are no specific findings, then fibromyalgia becomes a consideration. The diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia usually include pain in all four quadrants of the back. If fibromyalgia becomes suspect see a Rheumatologist for further evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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I'm 19wks pregnant, frequent high bp, swelling in hands and feet. Dr is monitoring , but now i'm having numbness/tingling in extremities. Worry?

I'm 19wks pregnant, frequent high bp, swelling in hands and feet. Dr is monitoring , but now  i'm having numbness/tingling in extremities. Worry?

Your pregnant: Try not to worry. It is something that you should let your doctor know. If there is swelling this puts pressure on the nerves which can cause the numbness and tingling. So there is a reason for it. I would not worry, rather be aware and let the doctor know. ...Read more

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What do you think ? Hba 10.9, htc 33.6, IgG 2112, IgM 43, sed rate(westergren)22, gamma globalism 1.8, numbness&tingling in extremities, dry mouth, fatigue

What do you think ? Hba 10.9, htc 33.6, IgG 2112, IgM 43, sed rate(westergren)22, gamma globalism 1.8, numbness&tingling in extremities, dry mouth, fatigue

Sleep test: All of your symptoms may indicated sleep problems that can be life shortening or life threatening. The only way to know if there are serious problems is with an overnight sleep test. I encourage you to seek help. ...Read more

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What does numbness and tingling in the lips mean?

What does numbness and tingling in the lips mean?

Could mean-or ???: a lot of things....sometimes occurs just before, during, or after migraine headaches. It could be the result of putting something directly on the lips that interacts and causes irritation. It could be signaling the deficiency of certain vitamin supplements such as B12, folate, (folic acid) or B6 (pyridoxine). You should get a metabolic evaluation. ...Read more

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Please explain what does a feeling of numbness and tingling in my left finger tips means?

Please explain what does a feeling of numbness and tingling in my left finger tips means?

See neurologist: It depends which finger and what brings the tingling on...If it is the 2nd, 3rd digit numbness, it may be carpal tunnel or ulanr neuropathy if the 4th and fifth... It may come from a pinched nerve in the neck if you shooting pains from the neck down to a specific area. Or it may be from a more spreadout proces involving damage to the nerve endings. Best to see neurologist. ...Read more

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Are there medical conditions that cause numbness and tingling in the upper back between shoulder blades?

Are there medical conditions that cause numbness and tingling in the upper back between shoulder blades?

Numb: We worry about "thoracic outlet syndrome" but the person to best help is an orthopedic doctor. You might need an EMG by a neurologist as well. Start with the orthopedic doctor first. If you are displease with their plans, seek a neurologist. ...Read more

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My shoulders tacoed inward causing extreme pain, numbness, and tingling. My back between the shoulder blades is the same story.

My shoulders tacoed inward causing extreme pain, numbness, and tingling. My back between the shoulder blades is the same story.

Muscular pain: Tension myositis or simple muscle tightness/cramping most likely. See primary care doc. If not happy, may need cervical spine MRI to rule out an underlying spine condition. Heat applcations, massage, and isometric muscle strengthening may ameliorate the symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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


Extremity (Definition)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or ...Read more