Various conditions causing numbness of feet are nerve compression, diabetic neuropathy, vasculitis, frostbite, sitting on legs for more extended periods with pressure on the nerves and blood vessels leading to temporary feet numbness, multiple sclerosis, peripheral artery disease, sciatica, alcoholism, stroke, and fibromyalgia. Numbness is usually associated with tingling, ticking, or pricking sensations.
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Why does my diabetic mother have a numb feeling in her lower limbs?
Query: Hello doctor, However, my mother is a known diabetic, defaulted in her medication, leading FBS (fasting blood sugar) level of 17 mg/dl and causing severe weight loss and cataract. She was placed on Insulin Aspart (Novomix), which she took for two months. However, after every insulin injection, she... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You mentioned 17 mg. Maybe you are confused and should be 17 mEq/L, I think. Maybe pain is due to the nerve, which may hit accidentally during injection, especially as your saying it is radiating pain. It may be sharp and like an electric current. If so, she can take... Read Full »
What is causing numb spots and shock sensations on my legs?
Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed seven years ago with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I gave up gluten, soy, and milk, and along with Levothyroxine, my health has been great. However, two years ago, I was diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency. After six months of treatment, I recovered. Then after having a second ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query, and from what you have mentioned, it appears that you have hypothyroidism and you are on treatment with Levothyroxine. It is known that hypothyroidism causes vitamin B12 deficiency over time, and if you are on a high dose of Levothyroxine, the... Read Full »
Does vasoconstriction occur due to an allergy to antihistamines?
Query: Hi doctor, I am having major vasoconstriction problems. I would like to know if my daily antihistamines intake is causing this problem. I am taking Loratadine and Fexofenadine hydrochloride daily for allergies. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know in detail, what you mean by vasoconstriction problems? Is it affecting your hands or your feet or anywhere in the nasal bed? Do you experience any bluish discoloration of the nails or hands? Do you have any pain in the hands or feet? Do you have ul... Read Full »
What are the symptoms of uncontrolled hypothyroidism?
Query: Hi doctor,I am experiencing pain all over the body, numbness and tingling sensation in the right hand, swollen legs and hands, persistent cough, my ears are ringing, vision is blurred, distended stomach, open sore inside of the ankle, cluster of black beds under my nails. I always feel tired. I am d... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement and reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), you have been suffering from body ache, feeling of numbness and tingling in right hand, ringing in the ears, blur... Read Full »
I have numbness and tingling in hand, mouth and feet. Why?
Query: Hello doctor,I am 23 years old. Recently I have had strange symptoms. Firstly I had numbness in my left hand and then in my right hand. Then I had the same symptoms in my legs and feet. I have numbness and also tingling. Then I had a headache, mouth numbness, and right face numbness. I have been che... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Firstly, the complaints of tingling and numbness indicate some neuronal insufficiency which could be due to various reasons including vitamin B12 deficiency, multiple vitamin deficiencies, and thyroid dysfunc... 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 »
Why is there numbness in foot and arm for the last six weeks?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old male. I am feeling numbness in my left foot and left arm (especially near fingers and hand area) for the last six weeks. Firstly, I just ignored it and thought it will go away with time but now I am getting confused about it and want your opinion on this. Got your medi... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your question carefully and I understand your concern. Before we say it is stress related (because it might be), initially we have to rule out other causes. I think that a face to face neurological assessment is warranted. A complete neurological exam will sho... Read Full »
Are my neck stiffness, heat flashes, numbness, and lightheadedness related to cervical neck or lumbar disc issues?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 46 years old, 6 feet tall, and weighs 270 pounds (I recently lost 20 lbs). I am regularly active with CrossFit and weight training. About a year ago, I started getting strange symptoms. I have been to the doctor more in the last ten months than in my life combined. I am extremely fru... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Regarding heat flashes, they could be partially explained by GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and atrial fibrillation episodes. However, I suggest you check your thyroid hormone levels to exclude possible ... Read Full »
Why do I have numbness in hand and legs?
Query: Hello doctor,My left foot got numb, then my left hand, and now my right leg as well. The doctor did diabetes, cholesterol, and thyroid tests. All the laboratory reports were clear. There were no issues. Vitamin B12 was fine as well. Then, he performed nerve conduction studies, and he told me that ev... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering your symptoms, I would recommend performing a brain MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) study to investigate possible multiple sclerosis. If the brain MRI results are normal, then you should consider anxiety as the main cause of your complaints. I would also... Read Full »
My 51-year-old diabetic mother has numbness in her legs and pain in her feet. What is the reason?
Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 51 years old, and she has diabetes. She was diagnosed with diabetes ten years ago. Last year, she started to feel numbness in her legs. Her sugar level was 340 to 400 mg/dL. After changing the medicines, her sugar level is 160 to 180 mg/dL. The numb feeling in her legs is ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail, and I will surely help you. The numbness and pain are caused by diabetic neuropathy. It is a complication of diabetes commonly seen in patients with long-standing uncontrolled sugar levels. The sugar gets deposited on nerves, thus... Read Full »