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What could cause weakness in the arms and legs?

What could cause weakness in the arms and legs?

Many disorders: Neuropathy, myopathy, spinal cord disorder, multiple sclerosis, various brain diseases, myasthenia gravis, thyroid problems, diabetes, anemia, sleep disorders, medication reactions, depression. This illustrates that you need complete physical exam to start and then your doctor can decide how to proceed. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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


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What can cause numbness in the arms?

Numbness : Usually compression on a nerve . This can occur at the spine level or peripherally. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness in the inner calf?

What can cause numbness in  the inner calf?

Several: -sitting or standing in the same position for a long time -shingles -lack of blood supply to an area like frostbite - pressure on peripheral nerves from tumors , scar tissues or enlarged blood vessels - injury to a nerve -medical conditions like diabetes, migraine, stroke , carpal tunnel syndrome, multiple sclerosis -abnormal levels of calcium, potassium or sodium -nerve damage due to lead, alcohol. ...Read more

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What can cause leg pains in lower extremities?

What can cause leg pains in lower extremities?

Leg pains: Several things such as muscular, vascular, neurological, etc. Best to have that checked by your primary care doc. ...Read more

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What can cause intermittent tingling sensations in the extremities?

What can cause intermittent tingling sensations in the extremities?

Several things: Ultimately it is your nerves. But you can have it due to several causes. Amongst those many are: hyperventilation syndrome (where you are breathing fast amd lower your CO2 in your blood), various neurological syndromes. You should see a good neurologist. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling in my heel?

What can cause tingling in my heel?

Nerve: Compression, or inflammation to the bottom of the heel such as with a heel spur or plantar fascitiis. Sometimes, nerve impingement in your back or at the level of the tarsal tunnel can cause similiar pain. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in legs?

What causes numbness in legs?

Multifactorial: Sometimes it is simply positioning. If it only happens during certain activities (sitting a certain way) it is probably blood flow or nerve positioning related. If it is happening more and more and becoming progressive it could an early sign of a neurological disease process. See your regular doctor to help delineate this. ...Read more

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What can cause pinched nerves in feet and ankles?

What can cause pinched nerves in feet and ankles?

Various things: Injury/trauma. Nerve entrapment such as tarsal tunnel, neuropathy. Have a podiatrist check it out. ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia cause severe tingling in the feet?

Can fibromyalgia cause severe tingling in the feet?

Yes: While the feet are not one of the classic trigger points for fibromyalgia pain, it is not uncommon for patients with this condition to develop numbness/tingling in their arms, legs and/or feet. However, other conditions can cause this sensation, so see your clinician for a physical examination and possibly other tests to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause numbness in feet and tingling in fingers?

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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What can cause numbness and tingling in hands and toes?

What can cause numbness and tingling in hands and toes?

So many conditions..: Vitamin deficiencies, diabetes, alcoholism, neuropathy, nerve compression/injury, radiculopathies, electrolyte imbalances, peripheral arterial disease. See you primary care physician, he/she can refer you to a specialist if she thinks there is a specific cause. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling or numbness in my wrist and feet?

What can cause tingling or numbness in my wrist and feet?

Thoughts: One thought that comes up immediately, is question of medication reaction, but would also wonder about early peripheral neuropathy, problem within neck spinal cord, vitamin deficiency, alcohol or recreational drug reaction. If this persists, get evaluation from your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling or numbness in your head?

What can cause tingling or numbness in your head?

Many Things: Could be anything from muscle spasm to an infectious process to circulatory problems. You need to sort this out with a doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness and tingling in my feet and leg pain?

What can cause numbness and tingling in my feet and leg pain?

Neuropathy: This may be due to a compressed nerve in your back or secondary to a disease process like diabetes. Your internist should be able to narrow down the cause thru bloodwork, emg/ncv testing. ...Read more

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What can cause leg weakness/tiredness?

What can cause leg weakness/tiredness?

Many causes: In your age group, may consider spinal stenosis, poor blood flow to legs, such as intermittent claudication, myasthenia gravis or muscle disease, peripheral nerve issues, spinal cord compression caused by neck degeneration. But could well be a benign problem, such as deconditioning, gaining weight, having thyroid issues, even depression your doctor can sort all of this out. ...Read more

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What could cause tingling in the hands and feet?

What could cause tingling in the hands and feet?

Neuropathy: Can be from a problem in the back like a herniated disc etc or a systemic disease, in some vitamin deficiencies, chemotherapy treatments etc. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness in hands and fingers?

What can cause numbness in hands and fingers?

Numbness: Numbness involving hands and fingers can be caused by various conditions, most commonly carpal tunnel syndrome, other causes may include other upper extremity nerve injuries (such as a pinched nerve in the elbow); a pinched nerve in the neck can also cause numbness in hands/fingers. Best to discuss with your md for an exam. ...Read more

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What cause numbness in your leg and foot?

What cause numbness in your leg and foot?

Probably nerve: Compression in the spine. Could be another cause but this one is most likely. See a pain specialist for a good physical exam and an MRI which may or may not show disk herniation in the spine. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness in lips and hands?

What can cause numbness in lips and hands?

See a neurologist: If symptoms have persisted for a long time without remission, peripheral neuropathy is possible. You may need ncv/emg test. ...Read more

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What ailment can cause severe pain in feet, toes, and lower legs?

What ailment can cause severe pain in feet, toes, and lower legs?

Many possibilities: Various forms of arthritis, circulatory or neuropathic conditions are some. See podiatrist for a start toward figuring it out. ...Read more

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What can cause leg numbness if an MRI and nerve test both came out negative?

What can cause leg numbness if an MRI and nerve test both came out negative?

Multiple possibility: I recommend you see a good neurologist. Ther are many possibilities, including spinal cord, nerve pbs, pernicious anemia, multiple sclerosis etc. Please see a neurologist. You can get a referral from calling your local hospital, or call director of a neuro ICU and speak to the director for the name of the best neurologist in town. ...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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Can anxiety attacks cause numbness in legs?

Can anxiety attacks cause numbness in legs?

No: not directly. There is no true nerve impingement to cause that. However a true panic attack can have a overall sensation that can sometimes feel all over. ...Read more

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What spider bites cause numbness in legs and arms?

None: Spider bites do not usually cause these symptoms. Anxiety could. It would be extremely rare that a black widow bite could cause these symptoms, but as I stated earlier, the typical black widow symptoms is severe pain. Usually in the abdomen. Not extremity numbness. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in legs?

Multifactorial: Sometimes it is simply positioning. If it only happens during certain activities (sitting a certain way) it is probably blood flow or nerve positioning related. If it is happening more and more and becoming progressive it could an early sign of a neurological disease process. See your regular doctor to help delineate this. ...Read more

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What causes tailbone pain and leg numbness?

What causes tailbone pain and leg numbness?

Most plausible cause: of your symptoms seems to be irritation of a nerve in your Lumbar spine, either from a disc herniation, arthritis, disc-facet joint complex, or some other space occupying lesion. Check with an orthopod and be examined and investigated, so treatment could be started. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in butt, groin and legs?

What causes numbness in butt, groin and legs?

See below: This could be from a variety of sources, however, the most likely is a compression of the nerve fibers from you spinal cord to these areas. Have an urgent care center or spine service (neuro or ortho) check you out and suggest remedies. ...Read more

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What causes numbness, to akur in legs and hands?

Diabetes: If you have a family history, waking at night to go to the bathroom, get checked out. ...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 some cause on numbness and pain in the leg?

What are some cause on numbness and pain in the leg?

Pain and numbness : Numbness is a reflection that a nerve can be involved. This can be a peripheral nerve or nerves or a pinching in your leg from a disc in your back (or something else doing the pinching). In more uncommon cases poisons such as alcohol, lead, solvents, mercury, arsenic can do it. Rare genetic conditions can cause it. Most cases are due to low back problems or diabetes. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in my lower leg?

What  causes numbness in my lower leg?

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 causes numbness on my leg after abortion?

What causes numbness on my leg after abortion?

Nerve: Leg numbness following a surgical procedure may be associated with positioning, and typically most situations totally resolve within 3 or 4 wks. If this continues, or you develop pain or weakness, contact your physician. ...Read more

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What are some cause on numbness in the right leg?

What are some cause on numbness in the right leg?

Possible nerve compr: Pain in one leg may be due to either pressure on a nerve or maybe secondary to spine problems. Rarely vascular insufficency can also produce theses symptoms, disc prolapse especially to one side can also do this. ...Read more

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Excruciating leg pain, causes numbness, what to do?

See a neurologist: Info is scant. A neurologist can diagnose and treat your pain after a detailed history and examination. ...Read more

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What causes your hole leg to feel numb but when you touch it it's not numb? I have feeling. but a sensation of numbness?

What causes your hole leg to feel numb but when you touch it it's not numb? I have feeling. but a sensation of numbness?

Nerve irritation: When one is having the numb sensation of a leg, this would suggest nerve irritation in the back possibly from a disc in the back irritating a nerve. Circulation issues could cause numbness but pain, color changes, and temperature changes would suggest blood flow issues. You might benefit from a good physical exam by a medical provider ...Read more

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What cause numbness in your leg and foot?

Probably nerve: Compression in the spine. Could be another cause but this one is most likely. See a pain specialist for a good physical exam and an MRI which may or may not show disk herniation in the spine. ...Read more