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Hand, Foot Numbness

What is Hand, Foot Numbness? What Diseases Can It Be A Precursor?

If you have numbness in the hands and feet and it seems persistent or progressive, it is important to diagnose your problem. Numbness or tingling, often described as a pins-and-needles sensation, affects the arms, hands, fingers, legs, or feet. This abnormal condition may be caused by some important underlying issues.

What Causes Hand and Foot Numbness?
Numbness or tingling, often described as a pricking sensation, affects the arms and legs. Sometimes it can be felt only in the fingers or toes, sometimes around the lips or in a different part of your body. This abnormal condition may be caused by some important underlying issues. If your complaints seem persistent or progressive, it is important to diagnose your problem.

Numbness or tingling is usually caused by nerve damage, nerve stimulation, or compression. It can be the result of damage or compression on a single nerve, or it can be caused by a problem affecting several nerves or nerve branches.

Hand, Foot Numbness is divided into four general categories:

Paresthesia (tingling, numbness, stinging, burning sensation felt on the skin, with no obvious long-lasting effect.) or pins and needles.
Dysesthesia (where a person experiences a painful, itchy, burning, or restricting sensation) or burning sensation along the nerve, with changes in perception of how pressure or touch feels.
Hyperpathy or increased sensitivity to pain
anesthesia or loss of sensation, including pain and temperature
In general, numbness can be felt in your arms and legs or throughout your body. It could also be for other reasons that the drowsiness is due to a problem with your central nervous system, which includes your brain and spine.

The feeling of numbness alone without other symptoms is not usually a sign of a life-threatening disorder such as a stroke or tumor.

What are the Possible Causes of Hand and Foot Numbness?
Since there may be many reasons for numbness, your neurologist will perform a comprehensive examination with detailed information about your symptoms. An electromyographic evaluation (nerve conduction study) and other diagnostic tests may be necessary to help pinpoint the exact cause. The state of neuropathy as a result of the examinations; Your doctor will find the solution to many problems such as 'is it a single nerve or many nerves, are they bilaterally widespread or asymmetrical, the structure of the nerve we call axon or the myelin, the sheath that surrounds and protects the nerve', and will come up with a treatment plan accordingly.

Conditions that can cause Hand, Foot Numbness include:

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Sciatic Nerve Problems
Herniated Spine Disc
Traumatic neck or back injury
Vitamin deficiencies
some drugs
Guillian Barre Syndrome
Chronic inflammatory demyelinating neuropathies
amyloid neuropathy
How to Treat Hand, Foot Numbness?
If your feet or legs are numb after sitting or standing for long periods of time, frequent movements, such as changing positions, may help. But the treatment that's right for you depends on the root of the problem. Therefore, neurological examination and tests are absolutely necessary for the evaluation of possible diseases.