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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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What can cause numbness in hands and feet? I am having issues with this happening at least once a day.

What can cause numbness in hands and feet? I am having issues with this happening at least once a day.

Many causes: Most common causes of numbness in the hands& feet (for all comers) is going to be diabetes mellitus. However, many other metabolic conditions can cause this condition as well as nutritional deficiences, demyelinating conditons of the brain/spinal cord, chemo/radiation therapy, excessive alcohol use, and as Sonny Bono used to say, "And the Beat Goes On." Check with your doctor for a full workup. ...Read more

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Does hydrocephalus cause numbness in hands and feet?

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Does hydrocephalus cause numbness in hands and feet?

Medications?: The medications taken for normal pressure hydrocephalus (acetalozamide) often causes tingling and numbness in the hands, feet and lips. ...Read more

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Is Numbness in hands and feet normal for ebv positive patients?

Is Numbness in hands and feet normal for ebv positive patients?

Not likely: There are many causes for hand/foot numbness and a physician will need much more information about you and to perform a neurological exam to begin to diagnose the cause. EBV is very common. It can cause different diseases (such as mono or lymphoma). Numbness is not specific to EBV and many people have EBV that do not have numbness; so I would not suspect a direct relationship without more info ...Read more

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I am very tense in back of neck and numbness in hands and feet. What can I do for this numbness?

I am very tense in back of neck and numbness in hands and feet. What can I do for this numbness?

Neck pain that is : Constant and constant numbness in the hands or feet id suggest considering that there may be a neurological cause for this such as nerve root irritation due to a variety of sources. Or cervical spine nerve compression. The nerve roots that come together to form the major nerves in your arm also give supply to neck muscles. Seek medical attention . Talk to your pcp first /consider a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can sinus or allergies cause numbness in hands and feet?

Can sinus or allergies cause numbness in hands and feet?

Look for other cause: These do not usually cause numbness in the hands or feet. There are a number of other causes, especially diagnoses such as diabetes or other metabolic or hormonal disorders including thyroid problems. If these are happening regularly and are not from resting on a nerve, you should have it checked out. ...Read more

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Lightheaded and numbness in hands and feet whenever I take fish/oil, aspirin or any blood thinner.clean diet(olive oil) for 2 years. blood too thin?

Lightheaded and numbness in hands and feet whenever I take fish/oil, aspirin or any blood thinner.clean diet(olive oil) for 2 years. blood too thin?

Etiology unclear: Taking fish oil, aspirin, or other blood thinners, e.g. Vit E, cause the platelets not to clot as well. The result of easy bruising is common. Light headedness and numbness in the hands and feet suggests a different cause. Is your diet rich enough in iron to make red blood cells or are you anemic? Consider a vit with iron or iron tablets. Do you have enough fluids: dehydrated?Fluids and salts help ...Read more

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What could be causing numbness in hands, face and foot?

What could be causing numbness in hands, face and foot?

One side ?: If all this is on the same side, you could be having what is called TIA which is a temporary lack of blood to the opposite side of the brain. You really need to get this evaluated. ...Read more

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Get numbness in hands/feet @ time of B12 shot. When diagnosed was in mid 100's. Anything i can do for numbness?

Get numbness in hands/feet @ time of B12 shot. When diagnosed was in mid 100's. Anything i can do for numbness?

Pernicious anemia: Sounds like you possess a significant b-12 problem, and you may require several injections over many months prior to restoration of normal b vitamin function in your body. Be patient, as your treatment will eventually eliminate the numbness. ...Read more

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Feet and hand numbness. Diabetic. Neuropathy?

Feet and hand numbness. Diabetic. Neuropathy?

Perhaps: Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). Most patient’s state the numbness starts at the tips of the toes and slowly works it way up the legs. When it gets to the level of the knee you start to get the loss of sensation in the tips of the finger ANS then the hand, . ...Read more

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Terrible pain, cramping, tingling, numbness in hands, arms, legs and feet.

Terrible pain, cramping, tingling, numbness in hands, arms, legs and feet.

Evaluation: Any time you have these generalized symptoms you should visit your doctor for an evaluation. This could be from something easy to manage as dehydration to something more complicated as a pinched nerve in the spinal cord. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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Feet and hand numbness along with leg pain. What is wrong with me?

Feet and hand numbness along with leg pain. What is wrong with me?

Neuropathy: Stocking and glove distribution of numbness is indicative of possible diabetic neuropathy. Pain can be associated with neuropathy as well. There are other causes for neuropathy so you need to follow up with primary care physician and/or neurologist. ...Read more

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Due to sudden heavy alcohol i am feeling tingling sensation and numbness in hands and foot. I dont drink regularly. Help?

Due to sudden heavy alcohol i am feeling tingling sensation and numbness in hands and foot. I dont drink regularly.
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First: don't drink heavily. Second, don't drink rubbing alcohol or alcohol made in somebody's garage using lead tubing. Third. if it persists see a neurologist and get evaluated for toxic or nutritional neuropathy. Forth, don't eat the worm if its tequila. ...Read more

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How long does it take for b12 to get better. Mine was 343 and I have tingling numbness in hands feet and jaw. Had 4 injections already.

How long does it take for b12 to get better. Mine was 343 and I have tingling numbness in hands feet and jaw. Had 4 injections already.

Soon: Most people who are B12 deficient improve quickly after starting shots. Make sure you are also taking methylcobalamin orally daily. Persistent numbness and tingling is a reason to look for other causes. Also test for B6 and B1 deficiency. ...Read more

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Numbness in hands and fingers, feet feel like razorblades, my body shoots with burning snd stabbing pain w 75+lbs weifht loss whatisthis?

Weigth Loss: You need to be evaluated by your pcp. This significant amount of weight loss can be very ominous and needs to be assessed immediately. ...Read more

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Numbness in hands, feet with odd sensations of pain and feel extremely cold I have had numerous symptoms starting with my bladder and needing to constantly urinate. This started on august those symptoms have somewhat subsided and now I have numbness in ha

Numbness in hands, feet with odd sensations of pain and feel extremely cold I have had numerous symptoms starting with my bladder and needing to constantly urinate. This started on august those symptoms have somewhat subsided and now I have numbness in ha

This : This is a very concerning state. First, have you changed or started any medications lateley? Have you had any other symptoms, like fevers, chills, having the light bother your eyes, or a stiff neck? It sounds like either myelopathy (spinal cord dysfunction), a mild meningitis (inflammation or infection of the covering of the nervous system), or neuropathy (nerve dysfunction) and you should probably have an MRI of your cervical spine (the spine in your neck) and brain. If those are normal, you should have a very thorough evaluation by your neurologist, as there are a number of conditions that can cause those symptoms. This is not a condition i would move slowly on. Best of luck, i would also (given the serious nature of your symptoms) consider looking into seeing a neurologist or neurosurgeon at a major teaching hospital in a major city to make sure you get the most advanced care available. ...Read more

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My thumb shakes when scrolling on cell, numbness in hands sleeping/awake, numbness tinglin in both hands in feet ...What is it?

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

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I am experiencing lower leg pain, cold feet & hands and foot & hand numbness. I think I may have acrocyanosis but im not 100% sure?

I am experiencing  lower leg pain, cold feet & hands and foot & hand numbness. I think I may have acrocyanosis but im not 100% sure?

Symptoms: There are many conditions that can result in the symptoms you describe. Please do not indulge in self diagnosis. In order to arrive at the appropriate treatment plan, a differential diagnosis must be accomplished. See your General Physician for evaluation and then either treatment or referral. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in foot when i stood up, radiating pain in upper thigh simultanesouly, feet/hand numbness and tingling, pinched nerve?

Sharp pain in foot when i stood up, radiating pain in upper thigh simultanesouly, feet/hand numbness and tingling, pinched nerve?

Confusing: The only place all those areas have a common nerve serving them is the neck. This would be very unusual. Ypou should see your doc soon. Those are sx of multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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My ANA levels are high i took the lupus test it was at a 5 but i still have pains , tingling, numbness in hands, feet, arms, legs. Told me fibromyalga

My ANA levels are high i took the lupus test it was at a 5 but i still have pains , tingling, numbness in hands, feet, arms, legs. Told me  fibromyalga

Question?: I am not sure what you are asking. The ANA is a screening test for lupus but can be seen in numerous other diseases and in people who have no disease. I assume the lupus test you mention is a dna antibody. This test does not have to positive to have lupus. Finally, about 30% of lupus patients also have fibromyalgia. See a rheumatologist if you have not done so already. ...Read more

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Occ. tingling/numbness in hands & feet. Blood tests,MRI, EEG normal. EMG of legs/feet(normal) EMG of arms(mild CTS,pinched nerves) What could this be?

See details: It is impossible to be specific without being able to perform a neurologic evaluation in person. Have you seen a neurologist yet? If not, see one. If you have, ask that doctor, ...Read more

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38yrs female, dizziness daily for wks worse in bed, insomnia, pressure at back of head and temples, numbness in hands and feet bp was high on tues. ?

38yrs female, dizziness daily for wks worse in bed, insomnia, pressure at back of head and temples, numbness in hands and feet bp was high on tues. ?

Anemia/lytes: You could have a problem with anemia, electrolytes or other issues that need to be sorted out with exam and blood tests. Please see your GP as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hand numbness?

What is the definition or description of: Hand numbness?

Altered sensation: 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 on a sharp nail. ...Read more

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What could cause right hand numbness?

What could cause right hand numbness?

Pinched nerves: Nerves are like garden hoses. If they are piched then there is less function i.e. Feeling. You need to see a specialist to pinpoint where your nerves are pinched. They can be pinched in more than one place. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness in hands and fingers?

What can cause numbness in hands and fingers?

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 more

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What can cause hand numbness, tingling for weeks?

What can cause hand numbness, tingling for weeks?

Carpal tunnel: Statistically the most common cause by far is carpal tunnel syndrome in which the median nerve is compress as it passes with 8 tendons trough a "tunnel" bounded by a thick ligament and multiple wrist bones. Other causes include bone spurs , nerve compression in neck, elbow, root of the neck, metabolic-nutritional imbalances. If your hand is weak or clumsy see an orthopedist or neurologist. ...Read more

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What could cause hand numbness in the middle of my sleep?

Carpal tunnel synd.: There a re many potential causes, but by far the most common is carpal tunnel syndrome (cts). Cts is a compression of the median nerve at the wrist and many patients wake up with hand numbness. Usually initial treatment is a night spilint. If this does not work, surgery may be indicated. Thanks. ...Read more

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I am experiencing hand numbness and dizziness when I stand up?

I am experiencing  hand numbness and dizziness when I stand up?

Low Blood pressure: you are probably dehydrated. See checklist on avoiding dehydration. Drink lots of salty fluids like broth or bullion and don't stop until you are peeing practically clear. If you are bleeding or have any abdominal pain at all, you should be seen at A&E. ...Read more

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Can few drinks at nite cause numbness in hands, burning on wrist?

Can few drinks at nite cause numbness in hands, burning on wrist?

Other explanations: It would be unlikely that a few nite-time cocktails could cause a peripheral neuropathy due to alcohol and, if so, would affect feet and distal legs first. More likely you have problems with carpal tunnel nerve compression, but other nerves in arm and neck should be considered. Please seek help with your doctor. ...Read more

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Torn rotator cuff symptoms and numbness in hands, what can I do to treat this?

Torn rotator cuff symptoms and numbness in hands, what can I do to treat this?

See below: Pain in the shoulder with numbness and tingling in the hands may be due to a pinched nerve in the neck. This is usually caused by a protruding disc or bone spur touching one of your spinal nerves as it leaves your neck. This can often improve on it's own with rest and anti-inflammatories, but if your pain lasts greater than one week or gets worse see your physician. ...Read more

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Hand Numbness (Definition)

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


Sudden Numbness (Definition)

Sudden sporadic and reversible numbness could be very benign such as hitting one's "funny bone" at the elbow, but if not provoked, numbness in one or two limbs might be a transient ischemic attack due to decreased blood flow in the brain. Important to sort out problem with brain and spinal cord ...Read more