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What causes tingling in your arms or legs? A skin issue or a nerves issue?

What causes tingling in your arms or legs? A skin issue or a nerves issue?

Paresthesia: Chronic paresthesia may result from poor circulation, nerve irritation, neuropathy, or many other conditions and causes. There is no known long-term physical effect from paresthesia (although its underlying conditions may have various effects). See your local doctor for help with this condition. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Can tingling of feet, hands, sore back be a neurology problem like damaged nerves? Or an underlaying disease?

Can tingling of feet, hands, sore back be a neurology problem like damaged nerves? Or an underlaying disease?

Yes: tingling of hands and feet means that there is irritation of the peripheral nerves, we call this a neuropathy. Most neuropathies that are acquired are due to an immune attack on ther peripheral nerves. Conditons like lupus, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis make one more prone to neuropathy.and are treatable. ...Read more

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Can an ulcer cause a weird numbness in the arms and legs?

Can an ulcer cause a weird numbness in the arms and legs?

Not likely: If it is stomach ulcers you are referring to, this would be a very unusual complaint. I suppose if you had a severely bleeding ulcer or were profoundly anemic it could cause such symptoms but this would be atypical. ...Read more

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Can a venous pathology or a venous clot cause a leg to feel colder or is temperature of the legs only related to issues in the arteries?

Can a venous pathology or a venous clot cause a leg to feel colder or is temperature of the legs only related to issues in the arteries?

Not usually: Usually arterial compromise causes cold extremity where as deep vein thrombosis associated with thrombophlebitis causes warmth to extremity. Venous thrombosis typically manifest pain,swelling,warmth, and redness. ...Read more

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Experiencing whole body numbness for a second time. Can this be caused by a pinched nerve or stress?

Experiencing whole body numbness for a second time. Can this be caused by a pinched nerve or stress?

Whole body numb: Pinched nerves causes symptoms in specific areas, e.g., arms or legs, not the entire body. Something else is going on. Please see your doc who will help you figure that out. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a pinched nerve in my neck or back could cause tingling in all my extremities? Other causes?

Is it possible that a pinched nerve in my neck or back could cause tingling in all my extremities? Other causes?

Possible if a large : Enough herniated disc or small enough spinal canal or a combination of both in the cervical or neck region of the spine causing not just a pinched nerve but a pinching or compression of the spinal cord which is called a myleopathy . Other causes can be non spinal as well such as certain vitamin deficiencies, diabetes etc. See your doctor if these persist. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in the neck or head cause you to be off balance and have daily body tremors? How would a pinch nerve be diagnosed?

Yes: Some of the nerves in the neck connect with your balance system (c2), and this nerve is sometimes blocked to treat vertigo. Mri may be helpful, or it may not. Tremors are another issue and most likely unrelated. ...Read more

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Can something like wearing a hat all the time cause a neuralgia in the forehead or irritation that would cause a numb sensation?

Can something like wearing a hat all the time cause a neuralgia in the forehead or irritation that would cause a numb sensation?

Low likelihood: While theoretically it is possible that very tight hat over forehead may compress sensory nerves of forehead and cause numbness but in reality it will be extremely rare. ...Read more

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Is foot numbness and lower leg weakness a nerve problem or a muscle problem?

Nerves: Typically numbness points to nerves. Numbness associated with weakness is concerning for spine disease (pinched nerves). You should consult a physician for evaluation sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Is it the central or peripheral nervous system problem if you get back pain with sensations going down a leg?

Is it the central or peripheral nervous system problem if you get back pain with sensations going down a leg?

Describing sciatica: Peripheral nerve compression.As the nerves leave the spinal column the "disc", a tough, fibrous, shock absorber that is between the vertebral bones can extrude and press on the nerve in a few places.This is usually "self-limited" meaning it goes away over time with stretching, nsaid's like ibuprofen, and traction(gravity boots).Usually no images(x-ray, ct, mri) needed unless weakness, bladder, bowel, chang. ...Read more

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Can a trapped nerve in neck cause an itchy arm aswell as numbness and is there any treatment?

Can a trapped nerve in neck cause an itchy arm aswell as numbness and is there any treatment?

Yes.: Nerve impingement can cause numbness or parasthesia which can be felt as an itching. Yes, there are treatment options but you need to see an orthopedic physician. ...Read more

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Can heart pain that goes to the arms and causes numbing in arms and hands be a problem?

Can heart pain that goes to the arms and causes numbing in arms and hands be a problem?

Certainly: Radiating or referring pain, particularly to the left arm, hand or jaw are classic symptoms of angina and can indicate a heart attack. Women, in particular, often describe back pain when experiencing a heart attack. Please see your doctor as soon as possible if you are experiencing these symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes a pinched nerve in your neck?

What causes a  pinched nerve in your neck?

Bone or cartilage: Most commonly, a pinched nerve in the spine is caused by a nerve being compressed by arthritic calcifications from the joint, or from cartilage that lines a joint, or from a slipped disc. Symptoms should be checked by your doctor as severe cases can lead to permanent damage to the nerve and muscles supplied by that nerve. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause facil and scalp tingles and numbness to the touch as with the feet and legs ?Will the emg test figure this out?

Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause facil and scalp tingles  and numbness to the touch as with the feet and legs ?Will the emg test figure this out?

Numbness: An upper cervical nerve problem can cause posterior scalp numbness. Facial numbness is due to either a cranial nerve or brain. Tingling and numbness in face, scalp, and legs without arms involved is unusual but can be caused by what is call a peripheral neuropathy. An electrodiagnostic test involving nerve conduction and EMG may be quite helpful in determining what and how nerves are effected. ...Read more

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How can I know if the pain or sensation in my upper right thigh is caused by a pinched nerve or arthritis?

Good question: Probably not arthritis at your age but you need your hip and leg examined. May need a MRI of the lumbar spine. And hip. It can often be very confusing since there is a lot of overlap of hip and spine symptoms. ...Read more

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Could a nerve block in your neck cause peripheral neuropathy in a 31yr old woman?

Could a nerve block in your neck cause peripheral neuropathy in a 31yr old woman?

Nerve block neuropat: It is possible that a neck nerve block could cause neuropathy. However, don't assume this to be the case. Please get this properly evaluated, examined and worked- up by a neurologist. ...Read more

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What causes a feeling of vibrating all over? Is it a skin sensation problem; a skin nerves problem?

What causes a feeling of vibrating all over? Is it a skin sensation problem; a skin nerves problem?

Vibrations in skin: The symptoms of vibrating sensation could suggest nerve pathology. If the area of vibration is localized and does not change, it suggests the sensory nerves supplying that area are getting affected by either compression or some other pathology. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can CRPS cause temperature changes in both legs from the thighs to my feet or would be something else? Could anxiety cause this?

Can CRPS cause temperature changes in both legs from the thighs to my feet or would be something else? Could anxiety cause this?

Yes: Yes, temp changes can happen with CRPS. Anxiety can make a number of medical issues worse, and could be causing CRPS to act up. There are meds to help both of these if needed, and physical therapy is a big part of treating CRPS, which can be a difficult diagnosis to treat. Good luck. ...Read more

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It'd be possible that a blood test reveal problems associated with numbness or a loss of feeling in legs?

It'd be possible that a blood test reveal problems associated with numbness or a loss of feeling in legs?

Maybe, but: First, find out if symptoms are due to lumbar stenosis, or a peripheral neuropathy. Then classify the peripheral nerve problem into categories, by measuring function with an emg. Groups of blood or urine tests done based on these findings will often reveal full answers which could lead to successful treatments. ...Read more

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What causes tingling in your arms or legs? A skin issue or a nerves issue?

Paresthesia: Chronic paresthesia may result from poor circulation, nerve irritation, neuropathy, or many other conditions and causes. There is no known long-term physical effect from paresthesia (although its underlying conditions may have various effects). See your local doctor for help with this condition. ...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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Is it normal to get a good, tingling sensation & chills from head to toe when your arms, legs, feet are stroked.or rubbed? What causes that feeling?

Is it normal to get a good, tingling sensation & chills from head to toe when your arms, legs, feet are stroked.or rubbed? What causes that feeling?

Assuming not a joke: ...most women will get a good tingling sensation and possibly even chills from head to toe when they receive this kind of loving touch. It means you are a sensitive person with well developed nerve endings! ...Read more

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Strange tingling sensation in head. Feels kinda fuzzy like before you pass out but lingers most of day. Sometimes in arms and legs too. Ideas?

Strange tingling sensation in head. Feels kinda fuzzy like before you pass out but lingers most of day. Sometimes in arms and legs too. Ideas?

Hard to say: It's difficult to draw conclusions from the symptoms you describe. This sort of problem usually requires a more detailed history and exam to determine what is going on. If the symptoms are worse on standing up, it could be low blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension) hyperventilation can cause light headedness and tingling in arms and legs. If it persists, do get an evaluation. ...Read more

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Hx migraines. Tingling in head arms and legs. Vision is off and often hear things?

Hx migraines. Tingling in head arms and legs. Vision is off and often hear things?

Migrainous attack: Although recurrent headaches are the mainstay of migraine, a migraine is not just simply a headache. Rather, it should be viewed as an attack that is accompanied by various neurological and non-neurological features as well as headache. ...Read more

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Tingling on right side of head that hurts, but not like headache. Had numb arms several days ago. Legs also feel funny?

Tingling on right side of head that hurts, but not like headache.  Had numb arms several days ago.  Legs also feel funny?

Go to your doctor: ASAP. These are not normal findings, and if you've had them for some time, it really needs to be evaluated by a physician, who can do a physical exam, run some lab tests, and also discuss your history in more detail, and recommend a plan. You may need to see a neurologist based on your findings. Good luck! ...Read more

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Past 2 months pain in left side of head base neck. Now I have random pain and numbness/tingling in arms and legs. What's wrong? Symptoms mimic MS

Explanation: Although MS can be a tough diagnosis due to vague symptoms, I would doubt your problems are caused by MS. Suggest you have an MRI of your neck, as that is most likely the anatomic location for your issues. Your head/neck pain could be c/w Occipital Neuralgia, and could consider problems in arms/legs due to peripheral neuropathy if neck films are benign. ...Read more

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Whenever i sit continous for a long time then i get numbness tingling in my arms legs and stifness tightness in head or face..Plz please tell what to do?

Whenever i sit continous for a long time then i get numbness tingling in my arms legs and stifness tightness in head or face..Plz please  tell what to do?

Walk around: You should try walking around every 30 minutes or so to get your blood flowing. Try not to stay seated continuously for a long period of time, try stretching your legs out and moving your arms if you aren't able to get out of your chair. ...Read more

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Hi I'm a 20 year old female .I've been experiencing tingling in lower legs, feet, finger tips, and arms , and lower back , with head pains . Help plz?

Hi I'm a 20 year old female .I've been experiencing tingling in lower legs, feet, finger tips, and arms , and lower back , with head pains . Help plz?

Anxiety?!!: You are a healthy 20 years old female with headache and generalize pain and a tingling sensation legs feet and fingers now if your pain making you hyperventilate that could explain the tingling otherwise your painty be from stress and that will cause spasm in different muscle on your body that will explain the pain and the tingling manage your stress relax breath into a brown bag .take hot shower ...Read more

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Joint discomfort throughout bodysome joint pain in right hand.heavy head-body feels run down-sometimes tingling thro legs/arms-slight swelling in face?

Joint discomfort throughout bodysome joint pain in right hand.heavy head-body feels run down-sometimes tingling thro legs/arms-slight swelling in face?

Not sure !: There is insufficient history and very diffuse set of symptoms to reply age?weight? duration of symptoms etc This could be nothing important or sign of conditions like rheumatoid arthritis see an MD ! ...Read more

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Are arm/leg tingling & dizziness esp in public places symptoms of acromegaly? No other issues like enlarged features, fatigue, oily skin, voice change

Are arm/leg tingling & dizziness esp in public places symptoms of acromegaly? No other issues like enlarged features, fatigue, oily skin, voice change

Why ask about zebras: B"sd conceivably, due to consequences of soft tissue enlargement. Unless there is some hidden genetic or polyendrocrine syndrome agenda, acromegally would not be among the first things most would think of. In any case a normal IGF-1 level can be relied on to eliminate the possiblity of excess growth hormone. ...Read more

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Im female having dizzy almost 10 month, heart fast, tingling arm and leg, neck pain and head?

Im female having dizzy almost 10 month, heart fast, tingling arm and leg, neck pain and head?

Likely ansiety: Any symptoms that has lasted this long should be evaluated in person by your physician. Check thyroid, hormones, electrolytes, your iron specially if you have heavy menses, your B12 level and rule out mitral valve prolapse. Then if normal, cut out any alcohol and caffeine in your diet and stay well hydrated. If dizziness means room spinning, then you need to see an ent. ...Read more

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My 44 year old sister having numbness/tingling on one side of body. Only in arm, hand, leg, foot & 1/2 of her face and head. None in trunk. Help?!?!

My 44 year old sister having numbness/tingling on one side of body.  Only in arm, hand, leg, foot & 1/2 of her face and head. None in trunk.  Help?!?!

Neurologist: Sounds like an immediate trip to the neurologist. A central nervous system or spinal issue can cause numbness on only one side of the body. This can be dangerous so i would seek immediate help. ...Read more

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First tingling hands&feet about a week(now only here and there)than dry flacky skin including face(up arm/leg to)month later numbness now 2 days, small red painless spot under skin finger print area?

Schedule a visit: You need to set up an office visit with your doctor. There are too many possibilities that need to be excluded. I would not be surprised if lab work is indicated. ...Read more

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Tingling in left arm since waking up all day, shoulder to finger. Few small red blood vessel visible below skin on left side of chest. Heavy legs with little pain in both legs. Could this be linked?

Arm numbness: The symptoms that you describe may or may not be linked. The numbness in the arm could be from sleeping in an awkward position. The heaviness (weakness?) in the legs is difficult to assess without an examination. See your medical doctor or a neurologist to evaluate your numbness and heaviness. ...Read more

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I have a crawling, almost tickling sensation under my skin. In my arms, legs and stomach. What is it?

Formication: A sensation of crawling on or under the skin is called formication. There are many possible causes for formication so i would recommend to start by visiting your primary care doctor for a basic checkup. ...Read more

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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