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What are some causes of numbness in arms and hands?

What are some causes of numbness in arms and hands?

Multiple causes: There are multiple causes, ranging from carpal tunnel syndrome to cervical spine disease to metabolic issues such as diabetes mellitus and thyroid trouble. Your pcp and/or a neurologist can help to narrow down the possibilities and guide treatment. ...Read more

Arm Numbness (Definition)

Less sensitivity to pin or light touch in the arm. May correspond to anatomical distribution such as ulnar or median nerve, or perhaps cervical anatomical correlates. May be localized using standard ...Read more


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What are some causes of numbness in the fingertips? I'm having the problem in both hands.

What are some causes of numbness in the fingertips?  I'm having the problem in both hands.

Pinched Nerve: The most common cause of tingling in the fingers is a pinched nerve and this can come from carpal tunnel syndrome which is a pinched nerve in the wrist cubital tunnel syndrome which is a pinched nerve in the elbow or a cervical radiculopathy which is a pinched nerve at the neck. ...Read more

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What are the causes of pin and neddles in the hands and feet?

What are the causes of pin and neddles in the hands and feet?

Causes can be..: A compromise to the nerves and/or blood vessels which supply the hands and feet, may lead to the sensation of numbness/tingling. Because your symptoms are symmetrical and involves more than one localized area, this is more likely a systemic causation/reaction. Causes can be extreme temp exposure, vitamin B12 or folate (folic acid) deficiency, diabetes, neurological abnormalities, low thyroid hormone, and more. ...Read more

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What are the causes of tingling in left foot and hand, and sometimes the face?

What are the causes of tingling in left foot and hand, and sometimes the face?

Tingling: This is serious condition, i would recommend you see your pcp as soon as you can. There are many conditions that can cause this presentation, from stroke, to migrane headache, metabolic conditions and even multiple sclerosis. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the potential causes of almost daily numbness in the fingers/toes and cold feet?

What are the potential causes of almost daily numbness in the fingers/toes and cold feet?

Autoimmune Diseases: Diabetes is the most common cause of sensory changes in hands/feet. However, more often as not, diabetes starts out with burning pain, leading to numbness . Another possiblity is circulatory disturbances, caused by autoimmune disorders, such as reynauds or buerger's diseases. You may want to visit with you family physician about testing to see if you are haveing vasoconstrictory episodes. ...Read more

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What are the causes of tingling in both hands?

What are the causes of tingling in both hands?

Bilat hand tingling: There are several causes. For example, hyperventialation or chemical/electrolyte abnormalities may be to blame. However, one must also search for central nervous system or spinal cord etiologies. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness of the hands and legs and weakness all over?

What can cause numbness of the hands and legs and weakness all over?

Several potentials: Assuming this is bilateral and symmetrical, there may be a peripheral neuropathy. However, spinal cord compression in the neck can cause this. Rarely, ms might present in this fashion. Since there are multiple underlying causes, it is best to see your physician, and obtain a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hot burning hands and sometimes feet?

What are the causes of hot burning hands and sometimes feet?

Burning pains: This is a tough question to answer without enough medical history. There are many different types of syndromes, metabolic, traumatic, congenital, and disease processes that can present with this type of symptomatology. I would recommend you see your pcp if this is current/worsening issue. ...Read more

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What causes tingling in arms and hand?

What causes tingling in arms and hand?

Cervical spondylosis: Many causes: a) peripheral neuropathies produced by diabetes b) toxic neuropathies produces by chemotherapeutic agents; c) arthritis of the neck producing compressions of the nerve roots; d) hyperventilation and anxiety. It can be a benign symptom but i would recommend to see a neurologist to exclude common causes of neuropathy or neck pathology. ...Read more

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What are some causes of the burning sensations in your legs?

What are some causes of the burning sensations in your legs?

Burning leg pain: Burning pain in the legs can be due to vascular claudication or lack of enough oxygen due to a bloodvessel constriction. It may also be due to neurogenic claudication, or pressure on the nerve roots in the lower part of the spine. Sometimes a combination of the two, or just fatigue from working out too hard. Speak to your doctor about the circumstances when it occurs. That is key! ...Read more

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What are possible causes of pinching feeling in your hands and feet?

What are possible causes of pinching feeling in your hands and feet?

Depends: What do you mean by pinching? Is it a feeling of pins and needles or squeezing? When does it occur? What makes it better or worse? How long does it last? There is such a difference in the causes depending on the answers. Let me know! ...Read more

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What are the causes of numbness in hands and severe rib and spine pain?

What are the causes of numbness in hands and severe rib and spine pain?

Radiculopathy: This sounds like it is most likely to be cervical radiculopathy which results from a pinched nerve in the neck. This requires orthopedic evaluation. There are other much rarer causes, and an orthopedist or a neurologist visit can help. ...Read more

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What are the causes of swelling of the arms, hands, legs, and feet?

What are the causes of swelling of the arms, hands, legs, and feet?

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What are the causes of stabbing pains in the hands and feet?

What are the causes of stabbing pains in the hands and feet?

Stabbing pains: This is a tough question to answer without enough medical history. There are many different types of syndromes, metabolic, traumatic, congenital, and disease processes that can present with this type of symptomatology. I would recommend you see your pcp if this is current/worsening issue. ...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 numbness of the arms and legs?

What causes numbness of the arms and legs?

Many things: Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common cause of numbness in the hand on the thumb side. Cubital tunnel syndrome causes little finger numbness. If both of the entire hands and feet are numb, then a peripheral neuropathy is more likely. This can be related to long standing diabetes. This problem needs to be worked up by a physician. ...Read more

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What are the reasons and solutions for shortness of breath and chest pain, sometimes numbness in hands and legs?

Must make dx first.: Chest pains and shortness of breath (individually or both symptoms together) need to be evaluated by a primary care physician first, and a diagnosis--which will likely take various testing--must be made before being able to treat. Causes include heart (coronary artery or valve disease, pericarditis), respiratory problems (pleurisy, asthma), chest wall, anxiety or neuro disorders. C ur doc. ...Read more

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What are some of the causes for numbness in diabetics fingers?

What are some of the causes for numbness in diabetics fingers?

Diabetic: 1: I do not like the term "diabetic". The reality is that the patient has diabetes and as doctors we should work to treat patients with type 2 diabetes to rid that condition. Not easy but necessary. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hand tingling and numbness while juice fasting?

What are the causes of hand tingling and numbness while juice fasting?

Juice fasting : Can cause drug side effects or interactions for meds one is on, exacerbate metabolic issues such as diabetes , cause electrolyte disturbances and other bad things. If one gets tingling and numbness, id stop as these are likely "nerve or circulation " issues. And if diet can hinder hands then the other more important nerves and blood vessels like the ones in your brain or heart. Can be next! ...Read more

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What would cause numbness of arms and lips. Also discomfort in chest?

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What would cause numbness of arms and lips. Also discomfort in chest?

Anxiety ...: Anxiety or hyperventilation...Talk to your physician for further evaluation & potential treatment. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more