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I think I have damaged my sciatic nerve, I don't know how but I have random tingling and numbness in my feet, legs, arms and hands. Why could this be?

I think I have damaged my sciatic nerve, I don't know how but I have random tingling and numbness in my feet, legs, arms and hands. Why could this be?

See your doctor: The sciatic nerve is actually a bundle of nerves that starts in the low back and supplies the lower extremities only. Numbness and tingling of both feet, arms, and hands is not consistent with a sciatic condition. See your family doctor or internist to find the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. John Baker
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Numbness In Feet (Definition)

Definition is lack of feeling, so numbness in the feet would be no feeling, this can be localized to one part or can be the entire foot. This is different than the burning and tingling you see in parathesia. Often you see numbness after surgery along the scar or in diabetes or other causes of neuropathy which usually start as burning or tingling but can ...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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I have been experiencing tingling and numbness in my arms, legs, feet and the left side of my back. I am very often dizzy and fatigued, etc.?

I have been experiencing tingling and numbness in my arms, legs, feet and the left side of my back. I am very often dizzy and fatigued, etc.?

Testing necessary: You have a constellation of symptoms that are hard to put together easily. The possibilities are limitless. You need a general health evaluation and then targeted testing for anything that looks suspicious. ...Read more

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Numbness, tingling in feet, legs, hands sometimes face went to doc he didn't help. Starts suddenly at different times should I worry? My head xray was good.

Numbness, tingling in feet, legs, hands sometimes face went to doc he didn't help. Starts suddenly at different times should I worry? My head xray was good.

Metabolic causes: Trace minerals, Magnesium, Calcium deficiencies may be causing this type of numbness.
Improve your diet. Include daily nuts, fish & plenty of water.
Refer drhoffman. Com for details.
Supplements with magnesium, calcium & trace minerals
need to be taken now. ...Read more

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Can chiropractors help with numbness in feet and legs?

Can chiropractors help with numbness in feet and legs?

Etiology?: There are many reasons why one can have numbness and tingling in the feet and legs. For example: diabetes is one, in this case you would be remiss if you are only seeing a chiropractor. If the numbness is from a radiculopathy (pressure on a nerve in the back) then a chiropractor could possibly help you. You need to definatively figure out why you have the numbness. ...Read more

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Can a chiropractor help with numbness in feet and legs? I'll try it if you think it helps.

Can a chiropractor help with numbness in feet and legs? I'll try it if you think it helps.

Yes: If the numbness is due to a structural problem where your spin or hips are out of alignment, chiropractic treatment should help. ...Read more

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Other leg pain buring in legs pinand needlesand numbness in feet?

Other leg pain buring in legs pinand needlesand numbness in feet?

Neuropathy: This type of pain resembles pain due to a neuropathy, to confirm you should ha an EMG exam and others exams to identify the ethiology and give you some medicine to control the symptoms. The great majority of the times is due to diabetis, alcoholism or some other neurologycal problems. ...Read more

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What is effective for numbness in feet & toes & legs?

What is effective for numbness in feet & toes & legs?

That would depend: On what is causing it. If you find he etiology then that is how you treat the problem. So, is the numbness coming say from a back problem or a systemic disease like diabetes? Once, that is figured out then in the example I provided you try and control diabetes or you try and treat the herniated disc or radiculopathy in he back. So, finding the cause of the numbness is the plan. See your internist. ...Read more

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Can low estrogen levels (menopause) cause numbness in feet, legs, face, back?

Can low estrogen levels (menopause) cause numbness in feet, legs, face, back?

Numbness/ menopause: These symptoms are not the usually ones associated with low estrogen. Numbness in hands and feet may be a condition called peripheral neuropathy. Other conditions can also cause this. It is vaital that you see your physician for examinations to evaluate your situation and then advise you on proper treatment. ...Read more

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Severe predominate numbness in feet & legs. Double Lumbar Fusion w/hardware 4 yrs ago. Options?

Severe predominate numbness in feet & legs. Double Lumbar Fusion w/hardware 4 yrs ago. Options?

See a neurologist: Your numbness in the feet and legs may be related to lumbar nerve injury, peripheral neuropathy, etc. See a neurologist for a full evaluation including neurological exam. You may need to undergo additional diagnostic work-up including EMG/NCS or MRI. http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm ...Read more

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Sciatic type pain down one or both legs and numbness in feet 4 years after t12 fracture. Could they be connected? Thank you

Sciatic type pain down one or both legs and numbness in feet 4 years after t12 fracture. Could they be connected? Thank you

Could be: A severe t12 fracture could create pressure or damage to the nerve roots or even spinal cord, and create numbness into legs. Would expect that to come on right after fracture. Changes in ligaments and tissue around spine in time after fracture could also give radiating pain. Depends on the timing and severity of fracture. Worth seeing a physiatrist. ...Read more

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What could cause numbness in feet and tingling in fingers?

Numbness, tingling: Spinal injury would cause this, diabetic or other peripheral neuropathies, raynaud's disease and soem other problems will as well. ...Read more

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Having numbness in feet that radiate up to hips when getting out of the bath, tingling in my right arm and hand and excessive need to urinate. 38 yrs?

Having numbness in feet that radiate up to hips when getting out of the bath, tingling in my right arm and hand and excessive need to urinate. 38 yrs?

Numb feet: The signs you are describing of numb feet, tingling in hands and urge to urinate can be from Diabetes. You should be examined by a primary physicians who can run certain blood tests to rule it out. Other neuropathic and endocrine diseases can mimic this too. Don't hesitate to make an appointment. ...Read more

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Burning pain, numbness, in feet and toes. What is this, also chronic. Can hardly walk left knee givs out also?

Burning pain, numbness, in feet and toes. What is this, also chronic. Can hardly walk left knee givs out also?

Numbness: Burning, numbness, tingling can be caused by many things. Nerve damage can be mechanical (pinched nerve) or metabolic like diabetic neuropathies.
Your doctor will have to evaluate the causes.
The number one cause of parasthesias is diabetes. Elevated sugar levels cause damage to the covering of the nerve causing over stimulation of the nerve creating the burning and tingling. ...Read more

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Do I have a vitamin B12 deficiency or MS? I'm 19, female with tingling, numbness in head/scalp, feet, legs, and hands. Muscle spasm? Anxiety maybe?

Do I have a vitamin B12 deficiency or MS? I'm 19, female with tingling, numbness in head/scalp, feet, legs, and hands. Muscle spasm? Anxiety maybe?

Most likely anxiety: Most likely anxiety but a good idea to get checked out by the physician and try to rule out some of those other possibilities ...Read more

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What can cause leg pain & foot numbness?

What can cause leg pain & foot numbness?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What can cause aching pain on the right leg and slight foot numbness?

There are a few: Things that can cause this. The one I would be most concerned about is that you do not have a clot in your leg which potentially may cause both symptoms you mention. This would be considered a medical emergency. If the aching pain in the leg is in your calf then I would advise you seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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Foot numbness + leg pain + new visible vein. What does that indicate?

Foot numbness + leg pain + new visible vein. What does that indicate?

See MD: Those signs and symptoms by themselves are fairly nonspecific. Even when when they occur together they do not point to a single diagnosis.

If your pmd cannot treat this I would suggest that you be seen by an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more

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Why do I have foot numbness & lower leg weakness?

Why do I have foot numbness & lower leg weakness?

Foot numbness: If its unilateral, it could be due to spine related problem. If bilateral, more systemic cause is likely, eg diabetes, neuropathy. ...Read more

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What can I do for foot numbness & lower leg weakness?

What can I do for foot numbness & lower leg weakness?

See a doctor: You need to see a neurosurgeon or orthopedist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Best way to treat foot numbness & lower leg weakness?

Best way to treat foot numbness & lower leg weakness?

It depends: The cause of the weakness and numbness needs to be determined before rendering treatment. ...Read more

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Painful sciatica in right leg with foot numbness but and has got worse over 8week this started after a uti. Cocodamol 30/500mg do not control pain?

Painful sciatica in right leg with foot numbness but and has got worse over 8week this started after a uti. Cocodamol 30/500mg do not control pain?

Given Your Pain: I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Is foot numbness and lower leg weakness a nerve problem or a muscle problem?

Is foot numbness and lower leg weakness a nerve problem or a muscle problem?

Nerves: Typically numbness points to nerves. Numbness associated with weakness is concerning for spine disease (pinched nerves). You should consult a physician for evaluation sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Any advice on what over-the-counter treatments could help leg swelling, foot numbness due to circulation problems?

Any advice on what over-the-counter treatments could help leg swelling, foot numbness due to circulation problems?

See a Physician: I do not think that over the counter products will help your circulation. You should see a specialist and have your circulation checked out. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


Dr. Mak Yousefpour
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Foot Numbness (Definition)

Foot numbness can be described as having a reduced sensation of feeling in the foot. It is generally a sign of an underlying neurological condition involving the sensory ...Read more