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The nerves in my hands are tingly. I am not sure why. Any thoughts?

The nerves in my hands are tingly.  I am not sure why.  Any thoughts?

Multiple reasons: Tingy hands can be from multiple reasons such as capral tunnel or other nerve damage or can be as sign of anxiety. If it bad enough for you see fmd. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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What are my options for poor circulation in my legs. I am at the point that i often cannot feel my legs and they are very cold. Thank you.

What are my options for poor circulation in my legs. I am at the point that i often cannot feel my legs and they are very cold. Thank you.

Peripheral vascular : If the circulation to your legs is poor you need to see a vascular doc to evaluate the situation. There are various options. If you are smoking you need to stop. ...Read more

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My hands and feet are tingly and I am not able to use my hands, I am experiencing nausea, can't keep anything down, now my hands are swelling?

My hands and feet are tingly and I am not able to use my hands, I am experiencing nausea, can't keep anything down, now my hands are swelling?

Go see your doctor: You didn't mention any drugs or medical problems so i'm hoping you're otherwise healthy. Tingly hands & feet suggest some sort of peripheral neuropathy, perhaps from poorly controlled diabetes or lack of b12. Hands are less likely to swell than feet so you definitely need to get evaluated in person. As for nausea, there are many causes. Bottom line, go see your doctor for complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Hello, I have spasticity in my legs and hands are brisk. All my tests are normal. I could not find the cause. Any help. Thank you?

Hello, I have spasticity in my legs and hands are brisk. All my tests are normal. I could not find the cause. Any help. Thank you?

Brisk reflexes: Some people are born with brisk reflexes. However, if numbness, weakness, difficulty walking or having trouble urinating should prompt further imaging and tests to determine if something else is contributing to the brisk reflexes. A thorough evaluation with a neurologist or neurosurgeon is indicated. ...Read more

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I have arthritis in both hands, right now they are tingly and kind of num , they are also extremely painful. I don't know how to make them calm down.

I have arthritis in both hands, right now they are tingly and kind of num , they  are also extremely painful. I don't know how to make them calm down.

Hand arthritis: If your experiencing early am pain ,stiffness in. Your fingers and hands try gentle low heat for 15-20 minutes. Consider a consistent use of NSAIDs such as alleve 500 mg twice a day form 2-3weeks. Instead of alleve you could consider buffered aspirin 325 mg 4 x a day ...Read more

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What to do if I am feeling fatigue all the time and body parts are going numb. I have isolated dextrocardia as well.?

What to do if I am feeling fatigue all the time and body parts are going numb. I have isolated dextrocardia as well.?

Not heart: There are certainly many causes of fatigue. However, isolated dextrocardia does not cause any physiologic effects and would not be the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi, my hands are always clammy feeling and sweaty. They are never normal. What's do you think could the problem be?

Hi, my hands are always clammy feeling and sweaty. They are never normal. What's do you think could the problem be?

Hyperhidrosis : This is usually an inherited condition, it can occur locally, usually axilla, palms of hands and soles of feet are the most common areas involved, or it can occur systemically. Nervousness and anxiety are common contributors. There is a topical prescription treatment available that should work. If that does not there are several other options available to try ...Read more

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My feet and hands are hurting and have swelling they ach through out the day, my feet more so in the morning time and its really only my toes, not the entire foot. I am lightheaded very easy and I am really tired. No matter what I do it don't seem to help

My feet and hands are hurting and have swelling they ach through out the day, my feet more so in the morning time and its really only my toes, not the entire foot. I am lightheaded very easy and I am really tired. No matter what I do it don't seem to help

Painful : Painful hands/feet with swelling is unlikely due to neuropathy or reynaud's disease. There is no swelling in either of these conditions in most patients. (exception-swelling occurs in reflex sympathetic dystropy which usually follows surgery or injury.) depending on the physical exam and concurrent illnesses, the differential changes. With joint swelling, consider psoriatic or autoimmune arthitities (rhematoid, lupus) edema of the soft tissues without joint swelling, consider low thyroid, low albumen level, or even a drug reaction. It is helpful to know the age of the patient and whether the swelling is objective (obvious to an observer) or only subjective (feels swollen to the patient but isn't obvious to the observer). ...Read more

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I don't know why or how, but I have these not deep cuts in my hands? I don't cut myself they are frequent in the palm of my hand and on fingertips?

I don't know why or how, but I have these not deep cuts in my hands? I don't cut myself they are frequent in the palm of my hand and on fingertips?

See Derm: Could be excessively dry skin, a vitamin deficiency, or a dermatitis of some cause. A dermatologist specializing in disorders of the skin would be a good dr. To see and get the proper diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had test and they say carpol tunnel in both hands .I have neck and back problem that i say that is corse of my hands are is it the other way?

I had test and they say carpol tunnel in both hands .I have neck and back problem that i say that is corse of my hands are is it the other way?

A: Aneck problem csn cause sumptoms like carpal tinnel syndrome nut a EMG that shows catpal tunnel rules that out and makes back and neck unrelated you have two common unrelated conditions most likely regoinal back ache cts both common most i can do with information given. ...Read more

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What are some possible reasons that my hands get tingly and numb when i laugh?

What are some possible reasons that my hands get tingly and numb when i laugh?

See your doctor: Some conditions can cause cause nerve related issues with a valsalva manuver. See your pcp/neurologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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With ref to question "my head is hot" ansered by dr.lois friesleben, my hands are not cold but when i feel tensed then i sweat and my hands are cold?

With ref to question "my head is hot" ansered by dr.lois friesleben, my hands are not cold but when i feel tensed then i sweat and my hands are cold?

Sweating: makes your skin cooler. If your sense that your head it hot does not seem related to cool hands, then it might be a good idea to have a checkup. If you did try increased fluids and salt in your diet and that made no difference after a few days then there is something else going on that needs medical attention. ...Read more

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What to do if I am feeling burning sensation in my head sometimes that time i can not concentrate on anything.Can not control my?

What to do if I am feeling burning sensation in my head sometimes that time i can not concentrate on anything.Can not control my?

Sx's: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What to do if I have numbness/tingly feeling in both arms and face?

What to do if I have numbness/tingly feeling in both arms and face?

Hyperventilation: Complaint of paresthesias in both upper extremities & peri-oral region of face is a non-physiologic/anatomic pattern of neural function/expression. More likely explanation are systemic metabolic changes in blood acid-base balance incited by hyperventilation. Underlying anxiety disorder is commonly the primary cause in the symptom-arousing causal chain of these physiologic events. ...Read more

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The nerves in my hands are tingly. I am not sure why. Any thoughts?

Multiple reasons: Tingy hands can be from multiple reasons such as capral tunnel or other nerve damage or can be as sign of anxiety. If it bad enough for you see fmd. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my hands are tingly all day?

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What does it mean when my hands are tingly all day?

Posture?: How do you use your hands? Do you type a lot? Are you a massage therapist? When did it start? Do you have any moments where it does not tingle? My top differential is carpal tunnel but to have that diagnosis you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What could be causing my tingly hand/fingers?

What could be causing my tingly hand/fingers?

Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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My sisters says her hands are tingly, numb, hard sometimes and cold, they look normal. She's 15 and it's been really cold lately.

My sisters says her hands are tingly, numb, hard sometimes and cold, they look normal. She's 15 and it's been really cold lately.

Raynaud's?: Raynaud's disease vs phenomenon are amongst the possibilities, however the fingers look normal. With either of these conditions the fingers would be expected to be cyanotic (blue) or have pallor (pale). Your sister should see a doctor and have this evaluated. ...Read more

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Weak and tingly hand and arm especially after waking up. What can create this annoying feeling?

Weak and tingly hand and arm especially after waking up. What can create this annoying feeling?

Carpal tunnel is: Associated with altered sensation in the thumb, index, middle and part of the ring. It can affect the muscles of the thumb. Symtpoms can be intermittent, occasional or severe and long standing. Testing such as a nerve study/emg is often used to aid diagnosis and gauge severity. Treatment can range from splinting to injectons and even surgery.A very common disorder; many function well despite it. ...Read more

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What could be causing pain in hands hands are tingly numb painful blue in color at times and itch also stiffness at times. Constant pain in both.Have had pain in both for quite some times but has gotten worse the past couple days

You : You did not mention if you have seen a doctor for this problem. You may be dealing with a type of arthirtis, autoimmune disorder, or even a conditon called raynaud's phenomenon (condition affecting the vessels in the hands); causing the hands to be cold and/or numb, turn red or even blue. Regardless, a prompt medical evaluation, testing, and treatment plan are in order. Best of luck. ...Read more

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My arms/hands are tingly. It has fallen asleep and have poor circulation. What can this be a symptom of? I'm female and 42. I have had this symptom before.

My arms/hands are tingly. It has fallen asleep and have poor circulation. What can this be a symptom of? I'm female and 42. I have had this symptom before.

Lots of things: Lots of things can cause symptoms such as this - is it both arms ? What makes it happen or is it all the time? ...Read more

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Can tingling of feet, hands, sore back be a neurology problem like damaged nerves? Or an underlaying disease?

Can tingling of feet, hands, sore back be a neurology problem like damaged nerves? Or an underlaying disease?

Yes: tingling of hands and feet means that there is irritation of the peripheral nerves, we call this a neuropathy. Most neuropathies that are acquired are due to an immune attack on ther peripheral nerves. Conditons like lupus, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis make one more prone to neuropathy.and are treatable. ...Read more

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I am having burning and tingling sensation.Under my feet, my muscles of hands and leg iare very weak but nerves are ok.?

I am having burning and tingling sensation.Under my feet, my muscles of hands and leg iare very weak but nerves are ok.?

Neuropathy: Peripheral nerve symptoms can be related to multiple causes. Diet, drugs, environmental factors, diseases, etc. All can cause neuropathic symptoms. If your legs are weak this might be due to a muscular nerve dysfunction. Further neurological evaluation would be indicated here. ...Read more

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Excruciating pain. At shoulder & goes into wrist, hand & fingers. Severe pain, numbness, & tingling. My nerves pop. Excruciating pain, numbness, tingling, itching, nerves pop.

Excruciating pain. At shoulder & goes into wrist, hand & fingers. Severe pain, numbness, & tingling. My nerves pop. Excruciating pain, numbness, tingling, itching, nerves pop.

You : You listed nerve repair and nerve surgery in the topics. Does this mean you had nerve surgery? Shoulder instability especially anterior instability can give the feeling of the entire arm going numb when the shoulder and arm are in certain positions. This is known as dead arm syndrome neck, nerve root involvement can give neck pain and spasm and symptoms down the arm into the hand depending upon which nerve roots of the cervical spine are involved. Nerve "popping" can indicate subluxation of the ulnar nerve at the elbow, which can give distal symptoms of hand weakness if associated with nerve compression, as well as abnormal sensation in the hand especially the little and ring fingers. An injured nerve that was repaired after laceration can give the feeling of pain that radiates up and down the arm and be associated with wean=kness and numbness into the hand or forearm. Nerve recovery after a laceration can take months or years depending upon how high up the forearm or arm the injury and repair was. Sometimes in very far proximal ( towards the shoulder) injury, recovery never fully occurs and recovery is also age and general health dependent ( i.e. Smokers and diabetics vs healthy fit 20 year olds ). ...Read more

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Is there certain nerves that if damaged affect the entire body?No trauma, burning,tingling,numbness, weakness,severe pain in back,arms,hands,legs,feet

Nerve symptoms: There is no single nerve or even area of the brain that may cause sensory symptoms all over on both sides. The causes of these symptoms are more likely not primarily neurological but more metabolic such as hypocalcemia or hyperventilation etc. ...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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A nerve problem, some say its brachialplex,for example if i sit down and put my hand in my jacket's pocket, i can feel it tingling, what nerve is that?

A nerve problem, some say its brachialplex,for example if i sit down and put my hand in my jacket's pocket, i can feel it tingling, what nerve is that?

Brachial plexus: The action you describe could affect nerves in your neck which form the brachial plexus, or could be in the arm itself. There are some spinal bone conditions that could be involved. You may have a variation of thoracic outlet syndrome. See your PCP ...Read more

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Many symptoms lately. One is tingling. Starts on left side of face & moves down to my hand. Like chills but not creepy. Dr says not neuro. Any thought?

Migraine or seizure: When tingling travels, it can be migraine aura or a simple partial seizure. If it travels over seconds, it can be seizure. This is called jacksonian march. If it travels over minutes, more likely migraine aura. In either case, you should see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can a piched nerve cause tingling in hands and feet?

Can a piched nerve cause tingling in hands and feet?

Yes: Compressed or "pinched" nerves can cause numbness, tingling, weakness in the arm, legs, hands and feet. If symptoms persist for more than a day or so, see you doctor for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I treat tingling in the left hand due to ulnar nerve issues?

Hand Surgery: 29 year old gentleman with tingling in the left hand due to ulnar nerve issues. You need to see a hand surgeon/full exam. Did you have trauma to your hand or elbow? Do you have pain or weakness of your hand muscles? You need to have nerve conduction tests and consultation can also prescribe splinting/bracing, NSAIDs, etc. Antidepressants & anticonvulsants are used to treat neuropathic pain issues. ...Read more

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Pinched shoulder nerve (last 3mo) with moderate numbness/tingling in my hand but with care it feels better now. Is it healing itself, can it heal?

Pinched shoulder nerve (last 3mo) with moderate numbness/tingling in my hand but with care it feels better now. Is it healing itself, can it heal?

Should improve: Nerves can, and usually do, heal themselves. It depends on the nature and cause of the damage in the first place. If it feels better, you can almost certainly assume that the nerve is healing itself. Serial evaluations by your health care provider are important, to make sure that no permanent damage is occurring, or has occurred. ...Read more