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Severe Numbness In Hands
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
The term numbness describes an altered sensation that can occur usually from either a neurological or vascular etiology. Some patients that have numbness have a complete inability to sense any object at all, where others may be able to sense but it is reduced. One example is neuropathy, in severe cases patients will be so numb they can not sense even if they step ...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
Yes: While the feet are not one of the classic trigger points for fibromyalgia pain, it is not uncommon for patients with this condition to develop numbness/tingling in their arms, legs and/or feet. However, other conditions can cause this sensation, so see your clinician for a physical examination and possibly other tests to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Severe headache with occasional lightheadedness, sudden pain through the left arm, numbness in legs?
Radiculopathy and HA: Neck pain and/or pain around the shoulder blades with associated weakness and/or numbness into the shoulder, arm or hand implies a pinched nerve from either arthritis or a ruptured (herniated) disc. May cause muscle tension in neck and "tension" headache. Nonsurgical treatment includes pt (i prefer mckenzie exercises), arthritis meds, and nerve blocks. Surgery if symptoms no better or worsen. ...Read more
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
Lumbar scoliosis. Experiencing sciatica pain. Recently accompanied by muscle spasms in buttocks and calf. Tingling and numbness in arms and hands ?
Lumbar scoliosis: Where you diagnosed by a physician. While the tingling and numbness in the arms may result from cervical radiculopathy, The spasms in the buttocks and legs may be related to the lumbar scoliosis. An evaluation and possible radiological studies will be helpful. Your age and full medical history ...Read more
Nauseous, numbness and tingling in hands, legs, and feet. Pain in my right arm, limited movement with that arm.
Numbness: Most concerning is the pain in the right arm. If this is something new it needs evaluation by a physician. The diffuse numbness and tingling could be from any number of causes. An infectious or inflammatory workup may also be indicated. Again, the pain and lack of movement in the right arm needs more immediate attention. ...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 symptoms: There are many possible causes of these symptoms. Any one of these has a few causes. Considering the pain and numbness is in multiple places, a problem with the nervous system or the joints could be a factor. The diagnosis depends on any other symptoms you have, what your physical exam looks like, and test results. A diagnosis that unifies all your symptoms may not be easy to make. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a pinch nerve cause tingling numbness in arms hands fingers and toes. I have extreme muscle. Tension in neck shoulders and sharp back pains spasm?
Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause aching joints in the hands, feet & knees along with a tingling or numb sensation in the hands and feet?
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
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