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What is causing the numbness in my hands and feet?

What is causing the numbness in my hands and feet?

Diabetes?: You should see a physician. The numbness could be from uncontrolled diabetes. It also could be a neck injury or a reaction to a medication. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Choueka
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Hand Numbness (Definition)

The term numbness describes an altered sensation that can occur usually from either a neurological or vascular etiology. Some patients that have numbness have a complete inability to sense any object at all, where others may be able to sense but it is reduced. One example is neuropathy, in severe cases patients will be so numb they can not sense even if they step ...Read more


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What Is The Reason For Cold Hands And FeeT?

What Is The Reason For Cold Hands And FeeT?

May be normal: peripheral vasoconstriction (blood vessels get narrow) due to cold weather may be the reason. May not be a problem ...Read more

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What is the reason of recurrent influenza and pain in legs and toes.

What is the reason of recurrent influenza and pain in legs and toes.

Needs to be checked: It is very uncommon to have Inflenza recurring as you get better you develop antibodies to that strain.Question is recurrent over how long period.Yearly recurrence if you are not immunized with Flu V accine is not uncommon Any viral infection can cause pain in legs and toes and it can be due to many other causes Consult your doctor and get to the bottom of it.Your Diagnosis and appropriate treatme ...Read more

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Sudden problem with feet and knees. What is the treatment for that?

Sudden problem with feet and knees. What is the treatment for that?

Replacement insoles: The question is a little vague, but i'll assume you could use cushioned arch supports. For otc supports, i really like spenco medical products. Try the polysorb cross-trainer, walker-runner or total support styles to get more support in your shoes. I would start with the "cross-trainer" style for you. ...Read more

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What are the causes of and what is the remedy for swelling feet, ankles, and legs?

What are the causes of and what is the remedy for swelling feet, ankles, and legs?

Venous insufficiency: The most common cause is non-functioning valves in the leg veins. This allows back flow of blood and body fluids seeping into the tissues. There are other causes involving the heart, kidneys, liver. Get checked out by your internist. The remedy is compression stockings, elevation of the legs, surgical intervention by a vascular specialist, diet modification. ...Read more

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What do medical experts say are the reasons for numbness and tingling of the feet and ankles?

What do medical experts say are the reasons for numbness and tingling of the feet and ankles?

Neuropathy: Nerve damage (neuropathy) is a common diagnosis for such complaints, though there are other potential diagnoses that can cause this. A nerve conduction and EMG test can be useful to prove neuropathy. Neuropathy has many potential causes, but diabetes, thyroid issues, some toxins (alcohol, chemo meds), vitamin deficiencies, and some infections (eg hiv, hansen's disease) are coin causes. ...Read more

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What are common causes of skin numbness of the face and extremities? It first started with the arms and is now in the anterior part of the legs

What are common causes of skin numbness of the face and extremities?
It first started with the arms and is now  in the anterior part of the legs

Multiple: There are multiple causes of numbness in extremities some peripheral like peripheral neuropathy and some central in the brain, , some medication can cause that an example is topamax (topiramate). Also anxiety can be associated with numbness. It is best if you make an appointment with your physician and get evaluated, feel better. ...Read more

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Tingling in feet and hands with numbness side of face and head. Sometimes lose balance for no reason. Trip over feet too. What could it be?

Tingling in feet and hands with numbness side of face and head. Sometimes lose balance for no reason.  Trip over feet too. What could it be?

See a doctor: It is impossible to give you sound medical advice without a proper history and physical. The symptoms you are describing could be indicative of multiple medical problems. If the symptoms abruptly started, see a doctor today! ...Read more

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Is it normal for the arms and hands to numb with dysautonomia?

Is it normal for the arms and hands to numb with dysautonomia?

Not necessarily: Depending on your variant, perhaps no relationship, and this maybe instead, a co-morbidity. However, regardless, questions might arise regarding nerve pinching at elbow or wrist, and even a problem within neck, such as a "central cord syndrome". Have your doctor thoroughly examine you and decide further steps. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in butt and feet? Is that sciatica?

What causes numbness in butt and feet? Is that sciatica?

Maybe: Sciatica usually refers to shooting pain coming from the back going down one (not both) of the legs. Regardless such pain represents an irritation of some structures in the body. Numbness represents a nerve (somewhere) not functionally properly. These conditions require an evaluation by an appropriately trained health professional. ...Read more

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My grandmother who is in her 70s always complains about numbness and tingling in her legs and hands. Is there any treatment for this?

My grandmother who is in her 70s always complains about numbness and tingling in her legs and hands. Is there any treatment for this?

Possibly: There could be a cure for extremity numbness, but it will depend on the cause of the numbness. Possible causes include nerve impingement, diabetes, thyroid disorders, and many other possibilities. Best to see your doctor to find the actual cause first. ...Read more

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Is there something to do for numbness in legs and feet when laying down?

Is there something to do for numbness in legs and feet when laying down?

Talk to your doctor: Numbness could be a result of medical conditions (diabetes, thyroid disorders among others) or might be a result of nerve irritation (like that seen in radiculopathy). Your doctor can help sort this out for you. ...Read more

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What is the reason for legs, feet, and ankles being swollen?

What is the reason for legs, feet, and ankles being swollen?

Lots of reasons: Could be too much fluid in your system. Could be too much salt. Could be lung or heart problem. Should get this chekced by doctor. ...Read more

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What can be the reason of swollen hand feet and fingers?

What can be the reason of swollen hand feet and fingers?

Several possibles.: If pain and tenderness are involved, it is likely due to arthritic inflammation. Another causes increase fluid retention. There is no way to know for sure unless you have a doctor evaluate it. ...Read more

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What causes one to experience poor circulation in the hands and feet?

What causes one to experience poor circulation in the hands and feet?

Raynaud's : Can do this, a vasospasm of the blood vessels, clogged arteries, cholesterol deposits....Can all cause poor circulation. ...Read more

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Is it normal for mononucleosis to cause tingling in the face and hands in adults?

Is it normal for mononucleosis to cause tingling in the face and hands in adults?

Tingling: Is not typically seen unless one hyperventilated, has a high fever or an electrolyte imbalance. discuss this with 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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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