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Tingling And Numbness In Feet And Legs
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
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
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
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
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.
Persistant tingling/numbness in hands and feet moving up legs and arms now. Left side of face numb for 3 days. History of gbs im pretty sure from exp. I am having a relapse. Go for emg today. Thouhts?
See your: Neurologist. A relapse is very likely.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
I'm having swelling mostly in ankle to toes. There's numbness in feet and legs. I have had numbness in legs all is below the knee. Some knots have come up on my calves but went away. I have researched and come up with DVT instead of leukocyclastic vasculi
See a doctor: You need to be examined and treated agressively for theses symptoms. ...Read more
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
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
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
I started with pain in left hip 7 years ago. Know both hurt pain in legs and numbness in feet. Xrays all clean. Any suggestions?
Needs eval: Rheumatologist should be able to answer question ...Read more
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
I am experiencing leg pain badly redness with heat, numbness in feet and feels like string is around my toes. Blurry and or foggy vision, urinate often and when I do it is badly like got to go right then or feel like I'm going to wet myself?
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
Numbness, tingling: Spinal injury would cause this, diabetic or other peripheral neuropathies, raynaud's disease and soem other problems will as well. ...Read more
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
Burning pain, numbness, in feet and toes. What is this, also chronic. Can hardly walk left knee givs out also?
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
After having odd tingling numbness feeling in hands feet and legs severe head pressure for over a week pressure isn't too bad but severe dizziness and lightheaded now along with tingling numbness. And idea why?
Severe dizziness: And lightheaded feeling warrants a medical visit. That is the priority now- please see a doc asap. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
See a doctor: You need to see a neurosurgeon or orthopedist for evaluation. ...Read more
It depends: The cause of the weakness and numbness needs to be determined before rendering treatment. ...Read more
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
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
Any advice on what over-the-counter treatments could help leg swelling, foot numbness due to circulation problems?
My bf has raised veins on his entire left leg and left foot numbness, he is 30years old and has smoked for 20+ years. What could it be?
Tobacco and kids: I get concerned about parental influence when I hear about young kids getting ahold of cigarettes. The body is not built to withstand abuse from smoking at any age, but effects on growing children are even more worrisome. Long-time smokers can develop many leg problems, including vein thrombosis (clot), neuropathy or "poor circulation". It is best to see a physician asap for diagnosis, treatment. ...Read more
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