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What causes hand pain, numbness in legs, face, arms and headache?

What causes hand pain, numbness in legs, face, arms and headache?

Many symptoms: There are many possible causes of these symptoms. Any one of these has a few causes. Considering the pain and numbness is in multiple places, a problem with the nervous system or the joints could be a factor. The diagnosis depends on any other symptoms you have, what your physical exam looks like, and test results. A diagnosis that unifies all your symptoms may not be easy to make. ...Read more

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Does diabetes cause severe arm and hand pain?

Does diabetes cause severe arm and hand pain?

Indirectly: Diabetes is a leading cause for peripheral neuropathy and compressive neuropathies like carpal tunnel syndrome. I would recommend an evaluation by a health care professional. ...Read more

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What could cause upper left chest , back and arm/hand pain when xray, and ECG are normal?

What could cause upper left chest , back and arm/hand pain when xray, and ECG are normal?

Neck perhaps: Neck problems like a disk rupture can cause left arm pain down to the hand; they sometimes cause pain in the midback and occasionally the chest. You might want to see a spinal specialist. ...Read more

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Could cervical issues cause extreme hand pain without arm pain. Only slight numbness, pain in palm, index finger knuckle , starting in other hand too?

Could cervical issues cause extreme hand pain without arm pain. Only slight numbness, pain in palm, index finger knuckle , starting in other hand too?

Hand pain: The short answer to your question is yes. The longer answer is that there are various sources of hand painn, ranging from the spine to the thoracic outlet region to nerve compression in the forearm or more commonly also the wrist. The answer to the site of the problem can be determined by a careful neurologist possibly including electrical sudies of the nerves. See your neurologist. ...Read more

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Can emg determine if carpal tunnel cause of hand pain? Mri shows cervical stenosis. Emg only done on arm, confirmed carp tunl, not done on neck?

Can emg determine if carpal tunnel cause of hand pain? Mri shows cervical stenosis. Emg only done on arm, confirmed carp tunl, not done on neck?

Yes: The nerve study can determine if there is a compression at the neck or further down such as the wrist in carpal tunnel syndrome. This is only one portion of the diagnostic workup and should include a full exam by a hand surgeon. If there are 2 issues then release of the carpal tunnel is generally regarded as the first line treatment as recently evident in an article published this month. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can they fix a C7 t1 herniated disc pinching a C8 nerve root, lots of pain in hands and arms?

Can you tell me how can they fix a C7 t1 herniated disc pinching a C8 nerve root, lots of pain in hands and arms?

Yes: Three possibilities , one is anterior neck fusion, second is an artificial disk replacement , third is a posterior discectomy. All outpatient surgeries. The best procedure for you is dependent on the cause and the ability of the surgeon. ...Read more

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I have left leg and left hand pain for weeks what should I do?

I have left leg and left hand pain for weeks what should I do?

Myalgia: Try some advil (ibuprofen) or motrin, it should get better, if persist have yourself examined. ...Read more

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Sometimes I feel legs and hand pain..what is the best I can di?

Exam: I strongly suggest a medical examination asap. You can use either Tylenol OR Advil for joint pain, until seen, if not allergic to these medications. ...Read more

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I have swelling and pain in hands and legs that comes and goes. What should I do?

Joints or allergy: Do see a rhematogist first if no help see an allergist if no help go to places like mayo or alike . Put in warm water with epsolm salt for 15 minutes and then in hot wax but diagnosis needs to be made. Take Motrin for pain. Massage. ...Read more

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Joint pain in hands and constant leg jerking -- please help! what could it be?

Joint pain in hands and constant leg jerking -- please help! what could it be?

Lots of choices: These symptoms are not specific for one problem. I would suggest you see your doctor. Swelling in the hands and morning stiffness would be signs of a more serious arthritis. Pain can be a part of this or one of many simple problems. ...Read more