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Why does my hand keep going numb? (i have juvenile arthritis too)

Why does my hand keep going numb? (i have juvenile arthritis too)

Carpal Tunnel Syn: Carpal tunnel syndrome is probably the most common cause. Jra itself doesn't cause numbness, but the swelling associated with jra can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Why does the joint in my big toe hurt?

Why does the joint in my big toe hurt?

Arthritis: Arthritis is a common reason for joint pain. Seeing a podiatrist and getting x-rays will tell you if it is present. ...Read more

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Why does my second toe go numb?

Why does my second toe go numb?

Possible neuroma: A neuroma or interdigital nerve entrapment or tumor could be the underlying cause. Irritation of the nerve between the 2nd and 3rd toes can result in numbness of the second toe. Have a foot specialist evaluate it. An orthtoic or possible steriod injection may prove very helpful. ...Read more

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Why does my pinky toe go to sleep?

Why does my pinky toe go to sleep?

Because it was tired: From going wee wee wee all the way home? When a toe feels like it's "asleep, " this is a nerve issue, not a circulation issue. The nerve in question can be in your toe, higher in your foot or leg, or even in your lower back. Some simple neurological tests can help pinpoint the location, and nerve conduction testing also helps. See a neurologist about this. ...Read more

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My big toe slightly overlaps my big toe, do i need surgery? It does not hurt.

My big toe slightly overlaps my big toe, do i need surgery? It does not hurt.

It's all over now.: You probably meant to ask: "My big toe slightly overlaps my second toe." Right? This likely means that you are developing a bunion. The shifting of the big toe means it is either going over, under or pushing aside the second toe. Yours is going over. As long as you have no problems with the changing toe position, then leave it alone. Only time will tell if the problem will need some attention. ...Read more

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Why does my foot hurt under the big toe?

Why does my foot hurt under the big toe?

Big toe pain: There two small bones located below the big toe joint area called sesamoids, something they can get inflamed . See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Why does the ball of my foot under my big toe hurt? Need better shoes?

Why does the ball of my foot under my big toe hurt? Need better shoes?

Several things: The bone could be protruding, you could have loss of fat pad, capsulitis. It may not be a shoe problem. Try to put a cushioned insole in the shoe to relieve pain. If this does not help see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your two big toes go numb for 1 month?

See below: It could be pressure on a nerve but really needs to be examined by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Why does my big toe hurt and is purple infection?

Ingrown : These symptoms often are caused by ingrown nail. Have podiatrist check it out. ...Read more

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Why does the side of my foot hurt when I flex my big toe a certain way?

I only know : Of one way to flex a toe and that would be downward. I am not sure what you mean by a certain way... Having said that the flexor tendon can be putting pressure on a nerve or something and you may be getting referred pain.... ...Read more

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My big toe, 2nd toe, and 3rd toe are numb. I am negative for a neuroma. And my whole foot goes numb when i wear tennis shoes.

My big toe, 2nd toe, and 3rd toe are numb. I am negative for a neuroma. And my whole foot goes numb when i wear tennis shoes.

Numb: As the other dr's mentioned radiculopathy etc etc are all possibilities. One other is compression neuropathy . It is possible because you state your foot goes numb with athletic shoes, that something in the shoe fit or position of the shoe is compressing a blood vessel(s) serving the nerve(s) to the foot. A thorough evaluation by your podiatrist is in order ...Read more

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Why does my big toe burn?

Why does my big toe burn?

Burning pain: Difficult to say. It may be cause by a pinched nerve, high blood sugar, a joint problem or some vascular compromise. I would recommend seeing your podiatrist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if only my big toes go numb?

Nerve: Nerve compression or irritation, possible from shoes or biomechanical etiology, back conditions may also cause this. ...Read more

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Why does the big toe on my left foot feel like the joint's grinding when I lift it?

Why does the big toe on my left foot feel like the joint's grinding when I lift it?

Grind: I will assume lift means to move it toward the top of the foot. The grind can be an indication of arthritis . See your podiatrist for an evaluation . ...Read more

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Why does my big toe hurt?

Many possibilities: Would help if you stated where on the toe, could be shoes don't fit properly, ingrown toenail, arthritis of a joint, hallux limitis, gout, infection, fracture.....always helps when in the question you can give as much detail as possible for us to narrow down the possibilities.... ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more