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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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


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Numb right foot, tingling and cold. What are these symptoms of?

Numb right foot, tingling and cold. What are these symptoms of?

Any # of things: Those signs and symptoms by themselves are fairly nonspecific. Even when when they occur together they do not point to a single diagnosis.

If your pmd cannot treat this I would suggest that you be seen by an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more

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Due to sudden heavy alcohol I am feeling tingling sensation and numbness in hands and foot. I don't drink regularly. Help?

Due to sudden heavy alcohol I am feeling tingling sensation and numbness in hands and foot. I don't drink regularly. Help?

First: Don't drink heavily. Second, don't drink rubbing alcohol or alcohol made in somebody's garage using lead tubing. Third. If it persists see a neurologist and get evaluated for toxic or nutritional neuropathy. Forth, don't eat the worm if its tequila. ...Read more

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Numb foot. Tingling calf pains in thighs. Seen gp suspects nerve. Referred hospital. Who will I see & what tests. What can this be. No pains back. Tha?

Numb foot. Tingling calf pains in thighs. Seen gp suspects nerve. Referred hospital. Who will I see & what tests. What can this be. No pains back. Tha?

Nerve entrapment: Numbness ; tingling symptoms are generally the result of nerve entrapment ;/or compression on the nerve. Can originate from the back or osseous ligamentous tunnels where the nerve passes through on its way to the feet. A good neurological examination, ; nerve conduction studies can be helpful. ...Read more

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When I sit down my feet tingling but when walking or sleeping its ok?

When I sit down my feet tingling but when walking or sleeping its ok?

Nerve Impingement?: You may have a nerve impingement syndrome that gets exacerbated by the bending of your spine when in the seated position. See a dr. To get an evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have neuropathy in my feet caused by alcohol. I have some numbness and not much pain. What is my prognosis/timeframe for recovery? Quit drinking.

I have neuropathy in my feet caused by alcohol. I have some numbness and not much pain. What is my prognosis/timeframe for recovery? Quit drinking.

Hard to say: Depends on how long you were drinking for and how extensive of neuropathy you have. Sometimes it may not be reversible and sometimes it might be. Either way by stop drinking you took the right step and prevented further damage of your nerves. ...Read more

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I have pain, numbness, tingling and a burning sensation in my feet. What should I do?

I have pain, numbness, tingling and a burning sensation in my feet. What should I do?

Past medical history: The modifying factors (what makes your symptoms better or worse) and your past medical and family histories are quite important as this sounds like a form of neuropathy. See a foot specialist for a more complete workup. ...Read more

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My feet often turn purple/blue when im sitting or standing. It doesn't bother me, no numbness, pain, tingling. What could cause this? . I'm 23.

My feet often turn purple/blue when im sitting or standing. It doesn't bother me, no numbness, pain, tingling. What could cause this? . I'm 23.

Circulation problem?: Purple or blue coloring to hands or feet usually means decreased or slowed circulation to the area. This can happen if the blood vessels get compressed or if the vessels tighten themselves and lessen the blood flow. Sometimes, blood flow will change due to nerve signals or chemical signals telling the vessels to constrict. A primary doctor and a rheumatologist can evaluate and look for the cause. ...Read more

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At night when I'm trying to go to bed my feet feel numb an tingling an I can't sleep an it seems to only got worse of the past week?

At night when I'm trying to go to bed my feet feel numb an tingling an I can't sleep an it seems to only got worse of the past week?

Couple possibilities: You may be encountering the beginning of restless leg syndrome, and less likely, would be presentation of a peripheral nerve disorder. See your doctor and get this evaluated, as either problem can be easily controlled. ...Read more

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My feet start tingling and my toes go numb whenever I walk. What causes this?

My feet start tingling and my toes go numb whenever I walk. What causes this?

See a doctor: There are many reasons for tingling and numbness in the feet, such as neuropathy of diabetes, thyroid issues, spine issues, nerve irritations among others. See a doctor to help diagnose, then treat this problem. ...Read more

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My feet start tingling about midday and are swollen, numb in the toes and more tingling by evening. What can I do to alleviate this?

Need diagnosis: You need a diagnosis. The symptom sounds like peripheral neuropathy, although there are other possibilities. Diabetes is the most common cause of peripheral neuropathy. See your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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2 months after a trip where my feet were exposed to frigid water for prolonged periods I still have numbness and tingling. Is there permanent damage?

2 months after a trip where my feet were exposed to frigid water for prolonged periods I still have numbness and tingling. Is there permanent damage?

It may take time: Sounds like you damaged some of the sensory nerves in your feet. Could take many months to resolve. Hopefully no lasting damage. ...Read more

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I experience numbness and tingling pain in my toes when my feet get cold (had untreated frostbite 40 years ago. Is there anything I can do for this?

I experience numbness and tingling pain in my toes when my feet get cold (had untreated frostbite 40 years ago. Is there anything I can do for this?

You may speak to: Your pcp regarding calcium channel blockers or topical nitropaste or possibly even viagra (sildenafil) (seriously) or another long acting nitrate. Avoid caffeine, smoking and get some warm socks (seriously) make sure you do not also have new onset of diabetes and peripheral neuropathy due to that or another issues such as thyroid disease or some neurological issue you are blaming it all on frostbite. ...Read more

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I have numbness/tingling on my feet and hands. I also have it more on my torso and chest. It's stiff like?

I have numbness/tingling on my feet and hands. I also have it more on my torso and chest. It's stiff like?

Various causes: 24y female w. "numbness, tingling & stiffness of hands, feet, torso, & chest". Several disorders, such as anxiety, hyperventilation & thyroid disorder, are possible. General medical exam indicated. From this description unable to guess seriousness of problem. If nothing distinctive discovered then fibromyalgia becomes consideration, because it is a disorder of exclusion & see Rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing numbness/tingling of my face, fingertips, bottom of my feet. Its sporadic. I also have sciatica. What could be wrong.

I'm experiencing numbness/tingling of my face, fingertips, bottom of my feet. Its sporadic. I also have sciatica. What could be wrong.

Evaluation: This constellation of symptoms need to evaluated further by a physician. There are several possibilities some more serious than others. A proper history and physical exam would narrow diagnosis and help target therapy. ...Read more

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Can toe nails fungus cause tingling and numbness in my feet? Thanks!

Can toe nails fungus cause tingling and numbness in my feet? Thanks!

No: If you have toenail fungus this would not cause tingling or numbness. If you had athletes foot it can cause burning and pain. The numbness and tingling is likely from another cause and there are a number of causes for that and would require an evaluation to narrow those down. ...Read more

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My doc if on summer holiday...had microdiscectomy 4 days ago, no sciatica pain but sometimes I feel tingling in my feet (no numbness) while I lie down?

My doc if on summer holiday...had microdiscectomy 4 days ago, no sciatica pain but sometimes I feel tingling in my feet (no numbness) while I lie down?

Normal.: This is fairly normal after that kind of procedure. It should improve within a week or two. If it gets worse, you should let your surgeon know. ...Read more

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Numbness in my heals on my feet, numbness/tingling in my thumbs and electric shock sensation in my arm. What is it?

Numbness in my heals on my feet, numbness/tingling in my thumbs and electric shock sensation in my arm. What is it?

Without knowing: Details about you as a patient its tough to give a definitive answer. The first thought that comes to my mind is neuropathy. If you have uncontrolled diabetes, then that would be one possible cause. The treatment would be aggresive blood sugar control and use of medications in the class of neurontin (gabapentin). Nerve compression causing these type of symptoms are a possibility though not as likely.... ...Read more

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Why does my right foot keep tingling after long periods of time on my feet? Most of the time my big toe goes half numb.

Why does my right foot keep tingling after long periods of time on my feet? Most of the time my big toe goes half numb.

Nerve: Your symptoms may relate to a nerve impingement. Please be seen by your PCP and/or a neurologist who can create a diagnostic plan for further evaluation. ...Read more

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37 weeks wake up every morning with numb/tingling legs from my knees to my feet. Is this normal?

37 weeks wake up every morning with numb/tingling legs from my knees to my feet. Is this normal?

Depends: Does the numbness go away? Do you feel like you need to get up and walk around? 37 weeks pregnant? Do you lay on your side or back when you sleep? Parasthesias from compression of the lumbar sacral plexus can occur. Compression of the inferior vena cava or aorta can cause parasthesias as well. Discuss this with your OB-Gyn. ...Read more

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Both of my feet ar numb and painful and my left hand is numb and tingling. I've tried ice and pain meds nothing has helped.?

Both of my feet ar numb and painful and my left hand is numb and tingling. I've tried ice and pain meds nothing has helped.?

Possible neuropathy: You may be experiencing the symptoms of neuropathy. There are many potential causes such as diabetes, B12 deficiency, exposure to toxins, etc. It is difficult to diagnose without seeing a physician for evaluation. You may also have some type of problem with your neck causing these symptoms. If the cause can be determined a more specific treatment plan will help the pain. Seek medical treatment. ...Read more

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I have minor degenative disc disease with potential nerve impingement on L5 & S1. I also have numbness in my legs with tingling in my feet?

I have minor degenative disc disease with potential nerve impingement on L5 & S1. I also have numbness in my legs with tingling in my feet?

See below: While there are many causes of leg pain and numbness one of the most common causes is lumbar radiculopathy. This occurs when one of the nerves leaving the back gets compressed as it leaves the spine and travels down the leg. Compression may occur due to degenerative/bulging discs or arthritic bone spurs contacting the nerve. See your physician if these symptoms last longer than 2 weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Gianni Persich
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Foot Tingling (Definition)

This is usually noted as a pins/needle sensation. Can be benign or associated with pain and numbness. There is a multitude of causes usually related to small fiber ...Read more