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Numb/tingling in hands, legs, and feet on both sides. Muscle spasms in legs, back and arms. Loss of balance, dizzy, stiff. Is it Neuropathy or ms?

Numb/tingling in hands, legs, and feet on both sides. Muscle spasms in legs, back and arms. Loss of balance, dizzy, stiff. Is it Neuropathy or ms?

Bad choices: You probably don't need or want to pick A or B. Both require a doctor's DX and TX and it might be another thing altogether. A common cause of neuropathy is a diabetic condition w/ other signs too - are you a diabetic? Get into care if 'yes'! MS usually starts a bit later in age. Have an exam to find an answer. Best! ...Read more

Dr. Tapan Joshi
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Spasticity (Definition)

Spasticity = "Spasticity is stiff or rigid muscles. It may also be called unusual tightness or increased muscle tone. Reflexes (for example, a knee-jerk reflex) are stronger or exaggerated. The condition can interfere with walking, movement, or speech." Per ...Read more


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Can osteopenia cause muscle weakness in your arms and legs?

Can osteopenia cause muscle weakness in your arms and legs?

No. : Osteopenia is simply softening of the bones. It is not painful and does not affect the muscles. ...Read more

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Pain swelling and stiffness in arms and legs?

Pain swelling and stiffness in arms and legs?

Doctor can evaluate: Pain, swelling, and stiffness in the arms and legs can be due to many things, so a doctor should evaluate. If a person was fine before, then the new symptoms can be due to an infection, an auto-immune problem, an allergic reaction, a medication effect or side effect, etc... The doctor will also check to see if the person's past medical disorders are causing the new symptoms. ...Read more

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Widespread pain, numbness and tingling and muscle spasms that lead to soreness , in back, arms, legs ,jaw, head, feet.

Widespread pain, numbness and tingling and muscle spasms that lead to soreness , in back, arms, legs ,jaw, head, feet.

May be fibromyalgia: This is not clear. You need to discuss these widespread symptoms with your physician. ...Read more

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Can a slipped disc in neck cause numbness in my face, arms, and legs as well as leg weakness and altered gait and trouble walking?

Can a slipped disc in neck cause numbness in my face, arms, and legs as well as leg weakness and altered gait and trouble walking?

See a physician: This sounds like something that needs to be looked at. You don't get facial numbness from a slipped disc or a herniated disc. Unlikely that symptoms would include the arms and legs as well as altered gait to the point of having trouble walking. This should be evaluated very soon by a physician. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause visible and non-visible muscle twitching sometimes painful in the legs and feet? Twitching also in face, hands and arms.

Can a pinched nerve cause visible and non-visible muscle twitching sometimes painful in the legs and feet?   Twitching also in face, hands and arms.

I would recommend: You see a doctor for evaluation. For one thing one nerve would not cause twitching in feet, hands, face and arms, that would have to be different nerves...... ...Read more

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What causes numbness of the arms and legs?

What causes numbness of the arms and legs?

Many things: Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common cause of numbness in the hand on the thumb side. Cubital tunnel syndrome causes little finger numbness. If both of the entire hands and feet are numb, then a peripheral neuropathy is more likely. This can be related to long standing diabetes. This problem needs to be worked up by a physician. ...Read more

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Can neck problems cause weakness and tremors in arms and hands?

Can neck problems cause weakness and tremors in arms and hands?

Could : Certainly neck problems can cause hand symptoms, including weakness. Tremor would be less common, though. Perhaps visitwith a neurologist or a physical medicine doctor. ...Read more

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Lumbar scoliosis. Experiencing sciatica pain. Recently accompanied by muscle spasms in buttocks and calf. Tingling and numbness in arms and hands ?

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

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Can tingling in arms or legs be symptoms of diabetes?

Can tingling in arms or legs be symptoms of diabetes?

Possible neuropathy: Depending on the affected nerves, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Neuropathy may affect your digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels and the heart. For some people, the symptoms are mild; for others, it can be painful and disabling. ...Read more

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Feeling some twitching in limbs and stiffness in other parts of limbs, what to do?

Feeling some twitching in limbs and stiffness in other parts of limbs, what to do?

See a neurologist: neurologist may be able to find the cause and then treat it. ...Read more

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Could nerve firings be anxiety along with muscle and joint aches and pains in hands arms legs feet fingers toes.. Doctors keep blaming anxiety ?

Could nerve firings be anxiety along with muscle and joint aches and pains in hands arms legs feet fingers toes.. Doctors keep blaming anxiety ?

Low magnesium or: other micronutrients may be part of the cause. In the US we have a lab called Spectrracell that does nutritional lab testing. You can search for a similar lab in your country. If you have any low micronutrients you can change your diet and/or supplement. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hair loss, tremors in arms, hands, legs and feet, loss of balance and strength, numbness in legs and feet all after a lumbar puncture, why?

Hair loss, tremors in arms, hands, legs and feet, loss of balance and strength, numbness in legs and feet all after a lumbar puncture, why?

Unrelated: Why did you need an LP . Problems from spinals affect areas below the spinal it lower torso, legs, urination etc, It would not affect hands or make you shake, It may be part of why they wanted to examine your cerebro spinal fluid. Discuss with your MD or neurologist ...Read more

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Can poor circulation cause non painful muscle twitching(not spasms) in legs and arm?

Sometimes: If there is intermittent circulation going to a muscle, it is not going to be "fed" properly and the efficiency in the muscle function may be compromised. Twitching is plausible. ...Read more

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Had painful sensations in arm, muscle twitches in arms, legs and face and having lately painful joints, feet and leg muscles. Is this a nerve problem?

Had painful sensations in arm, muscle twitches in arms, legs and face and having lately painful joints, feet and leg muscles. Is this a nerve problem?

It could be, or more: Your guess is pretty reasonable, but it could also represent a metabolic or central nervous system issue. Medicines you take could also be a contributing factor. See your family doc to be sure.. ...Read more

Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more