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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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What causes swelling of the feet and legs?

What causes swelling of the feet and legs?

Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...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 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 is the cause of tremor of muscles specially on arms and legs?

What is the cause of tremor of muscles specially on arms and legs?

See a neurologist: A tremor is a sign of a problem in the part of the brain that controls your muscles. It does tend to be persistent and usually does not resolve on its own. See a neurologist for consultation. ...Read more

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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

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What causes extreme swelling of legs and feet?

What causes extreme swelling of legs and feet?

Many things: A blockage in the vein drainage in the pelvis can cause this. This can be the result of a mass in the pelvis such as ovarian cancer. A blockage in the lymphatic system can also cause this. The lymphatic system drains lymph which is the clearish fluid that you see in blisters. ...Read more

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What causes numbness and tingling on both arms?

CTS: Multifactorial. But common things are common. First to rule out carpal tunnel syndrome. Check with your neurologist. You may need electrodiagnostic study. ...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 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 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 is the cause of chest pains, legs and arms tingling, light head?

What is the cause of chest pains, legs and arms tingling, light head?

Many causes: This sounds like a systemic problem - something affecting the entire body - as the symptoms r all over (head, chest, upper, & lower extremities). I wd focus on anemia, smoking (CO exposure), blood pressure problems, infections, inflammatory response to something (allergies? vasculitis?), low glucose (onset of diabetes?), electrolyte problems (low potassium, e.g.), & similar problems. TTYD, GL! ...Read more

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What are the common causes of foot pain and numbness in the legs?

What are the common causes of foot pain and numbness in the legs?

Neuropathy: In my practice, the most common cause of both foot pain and numbness would be from a condition called diabetic neuropathy. Diabetes, over time, damages the nerves of the body. With nerve damage, symptoms such as numbness and pain in the foot are common. ...Read more

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What causes severe itching on the wrists and feet?

What causes severe itching on the wrists and feet?

Itching wrists feet: Nothing in particular. Consider things you are touching or coming in contact with. If no answers present themselves, them it's off to the dermatologist you go. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in the feet?

A number of things: They can include tight fitting stockings and/or shoes, overuse, neuropathy from diabetes or other medical reasons, a local nerve issue such as a neuroma or tarsal tunnel syndrome, radiculopathy- nerve issues in the low back or leg (such as sciatica) that refer pain down. I would suggest that if it persists more than a couple of days and/or gets worse, to seek a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms in the hands and feet?

What causes muscle spasms in the hands and feet?

Spasms: can be caused by a neurological condition. They can also be "mini cramps". Cramping is usually caused by an electrolyte imbalance or dehydration. If it is happening all of the time, I would see my primary care doctor and then probably a neurologist. ...Read more

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What condition may cause numbness coldness and tingling of the left arm?

What condition may cause numbness coldness and tingling of the left arm?

Numb: We worry about "thoracic outlet syndrome" but the person to best help is an orthopedic doctor. You might need an EMG by a neurologist as well. Start with the orthopedic doctor first. If you are displease with their plans, seek a neurologist. ...Read more

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