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Why Do My Hands And Feet Tingle
Any number of things: Can do this. Carpal tunnel syndrome, neuropathy, or even nerves being blocked at the spine can cause burning. Of the things that can cause neuropathy, diabetes is the most common. Vitamin deficencies can do this also. Best to speak with a health care provider for further advice! ...Read more
Not random: There is always a reason for swelling. It seems random to you most likely because you have not discovered what is responsible yet. The usual suspects are diet, salt intake, positional, exercise related, arthritic, vascular disease, cardiac problems.....If you have ruled out the obvious ones then i would suggest seeing your primary care physician. ...Read more
Early peripheral neu: You could have a condition known as peripheral neuropathy, meaning problem with nerves. It could be caused ny diabetes, heavy alcolhol consumption, exposure to chemotherapy agents, low back disc problems or what we call 'idiopathic-we do not know. If it persists, it is a good idea to get worked up by a podiatrist or internist. ...Read more
Itchy hextremities: Can be caused for the following reasons: 1) diabetes, 2) eczema, 3) seasonal allergies or 4) vascuar problems. If you try otc zyrtec (cetirizine) or Hydrocortisone creams without relief, then make an appointment with an immunologist or your pcp to have your blood checked for type 2 diabetes. If that is normal, then you may need to see a vascular/cardiologist to assess your bloodflow. Don't delay! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carp tunnel syndrome: Numbness of the hands can be due to carpal tunnel syndrome/or nerve damage at the wrist, especially if you spend a lot of time on the computer. It is also can be due to radiculopathy/or nerve damage around the spine. Polyneuropathy is also a possibility. It is very important that you see neurologist and have a few tests done, especially emg, electromyography. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be a nerve: The most common type of compressive neuropathy in the arms is carpal tunnel syndrome. This is due to a pinched nerve in the wrist. Other common causes are cubital tunnel syndrome (pinched ulnar nerve at elbow) and cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in neck). Peripheral neuropathy from diabetes or medical problems are less common. I would ask your primary care doc to investigate this for you. ...Read more
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