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Numbness In Your Hands
Can nerves in your back make your hands and fingers go numb and severe pain in your hands and arms?
From the neck: The problem can arise in the neck , but there are also metabolic problems that can cause diffuse pains in the body. It there is no neck problem , you should be checking on igg food allergy as a possible cause. Find a prolotherapist to evaluate the issue at www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause aching joints in the hands, feet & knees along with a tingling or numb sensation in the hands and feet?
Many causes: If both hands at once, can be hyperventilation (breathing too fast when anxious), low blood pressure, alcohol abuse, diabetes, and other nerve diseases (neuropathies). One sided symptoms can be a pinched nerve in neck, low blood flow into arm from thoracic outlet syndrome. Should be seen by doctor to sort out the cause if persisting. ...Read more
1 common cause: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very common condition that causes numbness and tingling. It should especially affect the tips of the thumb, index finger and middle finger, although other areas can be affected. Similar symptoms occur in other parts of the arm when the ulnar nerve or radial nerve is compressed, for your consideration. ...Read more
Feet maybe, hands no: The sciatic nerve runs from the gluteal region (your rear end) down the back of your leg, then branches to innervate the back of the thigh and leg as well as the outer part of the lower leg and then parts of the feet. An injury may cause those symptoms there, as well as problems with motion. The major nerves that serve the hands are the radial, ulnar and median. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes,: Since not feet, neuropathy unlikely. Carpal tunnel and ulnar neuropathy are the most common, and carpal tunnel invloves all digits except for the last. Steroid injections can help. Surgery could be in the cards. And repetitive motion activities are causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My thumb shakes when scrolling on cell, numbness in hands sleeping/awake, numbness tinglin in both hands in feet ...What is it?
Varies: There are a number of possibilities, I would not hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. Numbness is a neurological symptom and a nerve conduction test can usually sort it out as well. The two most common causes are either a pinched nerve somewhere, with carpal tunnel syndrome being the most common that involves the thumb; or a neurological condition such as a neuropathy for example. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nerves and blood: Vessels that go to your arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand and fingers pass through the axilla or armpit on the way from the chest and shoulder region to the rest of the upper limb. So a process in the axilla or armpit could symptoms in the hand. It shold be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
Numbness: Numbness involving hands and fingers can be caused by various conditions, most commonly carpal tunnel syndrome, other causes may include other upper extremity nerve injuries (such as a pinched nerve in the elbow); a pinched nerve in the neck can also cause numbness in hands/fingers. Best to discuss with your md for an exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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