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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


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Having chest tightness and numbness in both arms numb and tingly sensation in both arms and hands

Having chest tightness and numbness in both arms numb and tingly sensation in both arms and hands

Although : Although this could be from hyperventilation or a panic attack, there is still a possibility of a heart attack. I recommend that you call 911 and be evaluated at an emergency room. ...Read more

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Lower back with tingling in legs and feet?

Lower back with tingling in legs and feet?

Many possibilities..: You may have a pinched nerve due to a variety of possible reasons. See your primary care physician who may order some x-rays and possibly an mri. You may need a referral to an orthopedist or neurologist. ...Read more

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Upper back pain with tingling in hands and feet.

Upper back pain with tingling in hands and feet.

Stressed out: Does it feel like your shoulders are pulled up almost to your ears? I have found that some people get stress build up in their shoulders, neck and upper back. This also goes hand in hand with clenching your teeth. A stress reduction protocol and massage may help the initial pain. The tight muscles may be squeezing the nerve to cause tingling. Use moist heat to relax the soft tissue then stretch. ...Read more

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What causes numbness/tingly feeling in both arms and face?

What causes 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 is systemic metabolic changes in blood acid-base balance incited by hyperventilation. Underlying anxiety disorder is commonly primary cause in the symptom-arousing causal chain of these physiologic events. ...Read more

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What causes tingling in both hands and both feet?

What causes tingling in both hands and both feet?

Parasthesias: There can be many causes including paresthesias, neuropathy, medication side effects, insect bite, to name a few. You would be prudent to visit with your podiatrist or gp. ...Read more

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I've had headache, tingling in both arms and legs?

I've had headache, tingling in both arms and legs?

Goto ER: This can be nothing or a major issue. If you developed a headache and now your extremities are tingling I would go to the ER and make sure these is not a serious cause for these symptoms ...Read more

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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

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Numbness in the tops of both feet (same areas) for over two weeks, very tired, random stabbing pains in arms, legs and tummy and tingling in hands.

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Numbness in the tops of both feet (same areas) for over two weeks, very tired, random stabbing pains in arms, legs and tummy and tingling in hands.

See neurologist: You appear to have a systemic neurologic problem which requires the attention of a neurologist. I'd rather not venture a guess at this time. ...Read more

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Severe back pain, numbness and tingling in feet arms hands swelling in thighs, feet, hands and upper arms. Rapid weight gain around belly ?

Severe back pain, numbness and tingling in feet arms hands swelling in thighs, feet, hands and upper arms. Rapid weight gain around belly ?

See your doctor: It's important with all these symptoms mentioned that you seek evaluation with your primary care doctor to figure out what could be causing all these symptoms. There are various thing that could result in some of those symptoms. It may not be only one cause. It could have some vascular component, a metabolic component, a neurologic component, nutrient deficiency component, or none-of-the-above. ...Read more

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I have stabbing pain in my legs and arms. Also having tinglings and numbness in legs and feet. Difficulty with balance and weaknesswhat can it be? Ms?

I have stabbing pain in my legs and arms. Also having tinglings and numbness in legs and feet. Difficulty with balance and weaknesswhat can it be? Ms?

Radiculopathy: It looks like you are having neuropathies of both upper and lower extremities as well as problem of balance . I will take good history and through physical examination . The first thing i will order will be the level of your vitamin B12 , methylmalonic acid an homocystine . However , i will differ your evaluation and management to your pcp and neurologist . You need to see them asap. ...Read more

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Tingling and pain in ankles and wrists?

Tingling and pain in ankles and wrists?

Carpal/Tarsal Tunnel: If you are having tingling and pain in both wrists and ankles at same time, i would lean toward a nerve or arthritis disease. It could also be a vitamin deficiency or a neuromuscular issue. You need to see your primary care physician for history and physical and testing (bloodwork and x-rays). From there your pcp may refer you to a specialist like a neurologist or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Swelling just under.ankles both feet. Causing aching and pressure on both lower legs and feet x?

Swelling just under.ankles both feet. Causing aching and pressure on both lower legs and feet x?

TRAUMA OR NOT?: HI! Swelling of both ankle areas simultaneously without known trauma ie: jumping off of something and landing hard on both feet can be due to a systemic problem. Possibilities include: lymphedema, arthritis which can be osteo, rheumatoid, gouty attack, other accompanying signs/symptoms, etc. , pregnancy, infection, blood clot,medication, heart -liver - kidney problems. All need medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What would cause numbness and tingling in forearms/hands and lower leg/feet bilaterally and face and lips and some random chest pain?

Sounds vascular: You should take these symptoms seriously and see a doctor. Circulation may be an issue and chest pain is a signal to get attention now. There is no reason to ignore it. If it is severe, go to an urgent care clinic or er. Best wishes - it may be nothing serious, but don't risk your life on that. ...Read more

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I have tightness in my chest numbness in arms and legs and diarhea?

I have tightness in my chest numbness in arms and legs and diarhea?

Chest tightness: Hi. Did this chest tightness begin recently? Whenever we hear about new onset of chest tightness our first concern is to rule out the possibility that it could be related to the heart. That is a priority! If that has not been checked out, you should go to the emergency room now to be evaluated. Once heart disease has been ruled out, then we can check for other causes. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes intermittent pins and needles in feet and legs?

What causes intermittent pins and needles in feet and legs?

Neuropathy/Vascular: The main causes of pins and needles are the following: neuropathy (usually from diabetes or alcohol use), impaired blood flow, or metabolic causes such as changes in calcium or magnesium. Some medications can cause pins and needles-a common medication would be topiramate. A neurologist would be able to help you by doing an exam, ordering blood tests and an EMG test. ...Read more

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Veins in left arm popping out and feel tight with numbness in both hands and arms especially my right thumb?

Neurologist: I feel that a neurologist is best qualified to evaluate your symptoms as they may be due to nerve impingements or a peripheral neuropathy. The veins in your arm should collapse as you raise the arm to shoulder height. If the veins remain distended at that height, an obstruction higher in the arm would be possibly present and for this a vascular surgeon may be consulted. ...Read more

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Nauseous, numbness and tingling in hands, legs, and feet. Pain in my right arm, limited movement with that arm.

Numbness: Most concerning is the pain in the right arm. If this is something new it needs evaluation by a physician. The diffuse numbness and tingling could be from any number of causes. An infectious or inflammatory workup may also be indicated. Again, the pain and lack of movement in the right arm needs more immediate attention. ...Read more

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I've had headache, tingling in both arms and legs?

Goto ER: This can be nothing or a major issue. If you developed a headache and now your extremities are tingling I would go to the ER and make sure these is not a serious cause for these symptoms ...Read more

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What to do if I have headache, tingling in both arms and legs?

What to do if I have headache, tingling in both arms and legs?

See a neurologist: Assuming your primary care md has not figured out the cause(s). ...Read more

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Could intermittent tingling in both arms and legs lasting for 2 months be caused by poor blood circulation?

Could intermittent tingling in both arms and legs lasting for 2 months be caused by poor blood circulation?

Unlikely: More information is necessary like how long the tingling lasts, exact locations of the sensation, what provokes it, etc. This would be a good question to discuss with your doctor as several other things can cause bilateral upper and lower extremity symptoms - such as things related to nerves, medications, toxins, Raynaud's. ...Read more

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Odd tingling sensation in both arms and legs for about a week. Subsides at night and then comes back during day. What could be the cause?

See a doctor: Some medications, as well as diseases of the nervous system can cause tingling. Suggest you see a doctor for an examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling in both lower arms and legs? NOT hands and feet. Persistent for 3 weeks. Also when sitting or resting. No loss of sensation.

Tricky: Ok, there's two main distributions of nerve problems: outward along an (injured) nerve or inward from the tips of (sick) nerves. Nerve problems in the middle of limbs.. all four....would not be a regular nerve distribution. Muscle weakness from electrolytes (K, Ca, Mag), sick muscles. No, not fitting with standard patterns. Neurologist would be a specialist in this sort of condition. ...Read more

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What are the causes for clonus hyperreflexia in both arms and legs. MRI shows no signs of MS or neuron impairment?

What are the causes for clonus hyperreflexia in both arms and legs. MRI shows no signs of MS or neuron impairment?

MRI only tells: .. part of the story. If you have myoclonus and hyper-reflexia, you must establish a strong relationship with a good neurologist in order to get diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. North of the equator, there are several devastating neurological disorders that cause these symptoms, multiple sclerosis being only one of them. Please get yourself diagnosed quickly. ...Read more

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I have tingling going down both arms and back. Sometimes in the legs. It's worse with activity or at end of day. What could cause this?

I have tingling going down both arms and back. Sometimes in the legs. It's worse with activity or at end of day. What could cause this?

Tingling: Tingling usually is the result of nerve compression and is dependent on position or what you do. It can improve on its own, by avoiding the compression. If in both arms and legs, the problem could be in the spine, maybe from a prior injury. Also consider B12 deficiency, diabetes or thyroid disease. Other nerve damage could be the cause as well. If persistent, seek your doctor for work up. ...Read more

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I have numbness and tingling in both legs from the knee downward, and the same in both arms which has very gradually become more persistent.

See your doctor. : You are describing symptoms of neuropathy. This can be seen with other medical conditions like diabetes as well. You should see your doctor about it. There are medications that could help you feel better. ...Read more

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Numbness/weakness both arms and legs since January. Could I have a pinched nerve ?

Numbness/weakness both arms and legs since January. Could I have a pinched nerve ?

Less likely.: Pinched nerve is usually one side. If both sides are involved then you need to make sure if your muscles function right and get tested by a neurologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could be causing my arm pain and twitching in both arms and legs?

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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When i cough i lose feeling in both arms and legs to the point i drop things and fall over. I go dizzy and lose my eyesightto stars?

When i cough i lose feeling in both arms and legs to the point i drop things and fall over. I go dizzy and lose my eyesightto stars?

Coughing: You are describing the after effects of a very severe cough It is best that you see a doctor or pulmonologist for insight to your problem ...Read more

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I have numbness in both arms and legs apon waking from sleep and it takes 2 min for feeling to come back. And it doesnt matter how I sleep. what's up?

I have numbness in both arms and legs apon waking from sleep and it takes 2 min for feeling to come back. And it doesnt matter how I sleep. what's up?

Parathesias: Your symptoms most likely go along with some sort of a nerve impingement syndrome. Have the Dr evaluate you for this and an EMG might be needed to further clarify the severity of it. best wishes. ...Read more

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I was in a car accident back in 1981. I broke 86 bones at that time. Both arms and legs plus everything in between. Now I have chronic pain throughout?

I was in a car accident back in 1981. I broke 86 bones at that time. Both arms and legs plus everything in between. Now I have chronic pain throughout?

Need treatment !: Since you are glad to just be alive after such an ordeal, you now need, and i'm shocked it has taken this long, real treatment. With such diffuse pain patterns there isn't many things other than medications management that will help you. You need to speak to a pain management specialist about medication options. ...Read more

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Pins and needles both arms and legs along with feeling light headed. What could be the problem?

Pins and needles both arms and legs along with feeling light headed. What could be the problem?

See below: 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 his doctor be in a position to tell him what's wrong and what needs to be done to help him. ...Read more

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Suspected lupus in jan14 - can this be the reason for proximal weakness in both arms and legs, with the result, my leg 'gives way' when i walk?

Could be: There are many reasons for weaknes in legs and arms. From cervical spondylosis and pathologies to muscular and vascular conditiosns. You need to be check ou thoroughly. ...Read more