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Why do my arms and legs go numb and and hurt if i bend them?

Why do my arms and legs go numb and and hurt if i bend them?

See a neurologist: It is unusual to get numbness in all limbs on bending but possibility could be pinched nerves on bending. Peripheral neuropathy can also be considered. You may need ncv/ EMG test. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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I keep having numbness and tingling in my arms and legs. I've been tested for m.S. And it came back negative. Any other thoughts?

I keep having numbness and tingling in my arms and legs. I've been tested for m.S. And it came back negative. Any other thoughts?

Numbness: Are you anxious are feeling a lot of stress. The most common cause of numbness of hands and feet is anxiety with or without hyperventilation. Hyperventilation, repeated deep breaths, can occur in some people who just sigh a lot. If the numbness or tingling is constant and progressive, you need to see a doctor to evaluate for spinal cord or peripheral nerve problems (rare). ...Read more

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Lately I've been having numbness in my arms and legs?

Lately I've been having numbness in my arms and legs?

This warrants: medical evaluation. There can be a variety of causes. Take care. ...Read more

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Mucsle pain and numbs in arms and legs after carring heavy ?

Cervical spine injur: Numbness in the arm and legs after an injury will need immediate evaluation to rule out cervical spine injury. ...Read more

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Tingling & Numbness on arms and legs. Several tests conducted. Still without a diagnosis. What can this be?

Tingling & Numbness on arms and legs. Several tests conducted. Still without a diagnosis. What can this be?

Neuro-metabolic diso: If youjr doc can't figure it out go to the local university medical center. You just might be an interesting patient! There is a very long list in the differential here-i.e.the list of likely suspects. It could be neurological, metabolic, neurodegenerative, infectious. They only give us 400 spaces here.Look at google scholar or www.mayoclinic.com or www.johnshopkins.com. Good luck!! ...Read more

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My arms and legs suddenly became numb, its lasted a few hours now its happened twice before but it went away half an hour later. What can it be?

My arms and legs suddenly became numb, its lasted a few hours now its happened twice before but it went away half an hour later. What can it be?

Neurologist: If both arms and legs are going numb without a specific inciting event (exercise, cold, etc), i recommend you see a neurologist for evaluation of possible neuropathy or a neurological disorder. ...Read more

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What are common causes of skin numbness of the face and extremities? It first started with the arms and is now in the anterior part of the legs

What are common causes of skin numbness of the face and extremities?
It first started with the arms and is now  in the anterior part of the legs

Multiple: There are multiple causes of numbness in extremities some peripheral like peripheral neuropathy and some central in the brain, , some medication can cause that an example is topamax (topiramate). Also anxiety can be associated with numbness. It is best if you make an appointment with your physician and get evaluated, feel better. ...Read more

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Why are my arms and legs cold and numb? My back also hurts often. Should i go to er?

Why are my arms and legs cold and numb?  My back also hurts often.  Should i go to er?

Concerning.: The variety of symptoms you describe (arms/legs cold and numb, with back pain) can signify many different conditions, some more serious than others. We don't have enough info to say if this is an urgent matter or not, but at the very least if these symptoms have come on suddenly and are new, you should take this very seriously. ...Read more