The damage of one or more nerves in the body is called neuropathy. Neuropathy commonly results in tingling, numbness, and muscle weakness in the affected areas. Diabetes, injury, autoimmune disorders, certain medications, blood vessel disorders, vitamin deficiencies, and hypothyroidism are some of the common causes of neuropathy.
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Why do I muscle weakness from childhood?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. I have muscle weakness in both arms and legs since childhood. I cannot climb stairs without support and I feel tired most of the day. I cannot stand for long and also cannot run or walk. My legs and feet always get numb. I have decreased sensory sensations in both feet.... Read Full »
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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com I have read your question with care and understand your concerns. My opinion is as below: You are having both myopathy and neuropathy. You need to get treatment for both. Hypothyroidism and vitiligo are may be signs of abnormal functioning of the pituitary gland. You h... Read Full »
Is small fiber neuropathy a concerning issue even if all reports are normal?
Query: Hi doctor, About 10 months ago after a workout, I had pins and needles on the left side of my body. After months of MRIs and EMGs, I got a skin biopsy that showed you gave small fiber neuropathy. Before I knew this, I got a deep tissue massage and started getting fasciculations. They had calmed dow... Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have studied your data. 10 months ago, I have a sudden onset of tingling on the left side after workout but with normal MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) brain and spine which means the stroke is less likely.Later you noted random twisting of muscles (fasciculations) wi... Read Full »
Query: Hello Doctor, I am a 39 year old male. My height is 6 feet and I weigh 81 kg. Right side of my left foot is having numbness though it is not 100% numb. The left side of the foot has little pain. I get a feeling that there is some blockage in the blood flow though it might not be the case. I am a reg... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned numbness in the inner part of the left foot as your main symptom. Most commonly numbness is a manifestation of a nerve involvement, it can be compression of the nerve at an anatomical site like in back or anywhere along the course of the nerve or it ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32 year old female, who weighs 150 lbs and 5.9 feet tall. I have been experiencing a burning, stinging, or intensely sharp pain in different areas of my body, which always seems to be coming from a vein or artery on my neck where carotid is, in the leg, foot, arm, and temple. I ha... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. People suffering from EDS (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome) tend to develop neuropathy like symptoms, that is tingling sensations. This could be a result of neuropathy or just somatic in nature. Important here is that, if all your parameters and blood work, ultrasound are w... Read Full »
Can neuropathy cause swelling?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 65-year-old male. I was told I have neuropathy a little over a year ago. And I weigh around 230 pounds. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your uploaded image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and would explain that it seems that you are suffering from lymphoedema (which means poor drainage of the lymph in the venous system). The neuropathy is not the cause of swelling, but it... Read Full »
I have severe nerve pain between my left bum and leg. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I have nerve pain between my left bum and left leg for the past two months. It is so painful that I cannot even walk, sit or lay down. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are you obese? Are you diabetic? Any pain in the lower back? The possible causes are lumbar spondylosis with radiculopathy or compressive neuropathy or peripheral neuropathy or restless leg syndrome or arthritis if knee with bursitis or peripheral vascular disease, e... Read Full »
I developed symptoms of autoimmunity after Hepatitis B vaccine. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor, Before the vaccinations, I was in good health and optimal fitness level. The Hepatitis B vaccine caused me an unresolved encephalopathy and symptoms of autoimmunity. It caused flu-like symptoms, including malaise, sore throat, diffuse musculoskeletal pain, extreme exhaustion, numbness of ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most likely it is acute polyneuropathy. It is important to find the cause because treatment is based on it. Get an MRI of the spine and brain. Nerve conduction velocity of all four limbs. Meanwhile, you try taking tablet Neurobion Forte (Multivitamin), t... Read Full »
I have burning sensation on my arm. Does this sound like MS or anxiety?
Query: Hello doctor, Since yesterday I have had this burning sensation in a patch on the side of my left arm. It is not warm to touch but an internal warm sensation that feels like you put a warm cup of coffee against a patch of skin for a second or two and then it goes away. It appears in a wave-like patt... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The intermittent burning sensation in your left arm could be due to several reasons. Most commonly, we see this if there is any cervical spondylosis with the nerve being pushed. This can lead to a certain area in the arm to be painful. Again, the pain can be intermit... Read Full »
Why is there numbness in left side of chin in a metastasizing breast cancer patient?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 61-year-old with breast cancer metastasizing to the liver, nodes, and bones. I am currently on Abraxane and Herceptin. I was diagnosed 19 years back and had 15 years of no cancer. Metastasis to a few nodes was noted four years back. I have been on Taxol, Taxatore and now Abraxan... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have been living with this cancer for a long time and have a lot of information about it. This numbness on your chin can be a side effect of your chemotherapy but without MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the brain very difficult to say you do not have any brai... Read Full »
I have severe neuropathy in my legs after a burn injury. How to lead a normal life?
Query: Hello doctor, I had burns in 90 % of my body of which 65 % were third-degree when I was 13 months old. My left leg was burned so bad that the hospital wanted to amputate, but my parents refused. I am 36 years old now. My circulation has gotten increasingly worse as I have aged to the point that I h... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your detailed history. The problems which are worrying you at present are mainly due to nerve irritation which is made worse by changes in the arterial flow during times of stress like weather changes. Neuroregulation or autonomic response to tempe... Read Full »