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Peripheral Neuropathy

When the nerves that carry signals and messages from the brain or spinal cord to and fro rest of the body gets damaged, it is called peripheral neuropathy. Tingling in the arms and legs, stabbing pains, tinning of the skin, sexual dysfunction, and excessive sweating are some of its symptoms.

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I have a pins and needles sensation in my right hand. Why so?

Query: Hi doctor, I just have a quick medical question. Since about yesterday afternoon, I have had pins and needles in my right hand, and my inner elbow is tender. I have both lowered my arm and elevated it, but it has not helped. Should I worry?  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The pins and needles sensation is suggestive of peripheral neuropathy (a nerve involvement). However, tenderness in the elbow means pain in the bones. So we need to make sure your bones are fine because sometimes any trauma to the hand can cause pain in your bones an...  Read Full »

I have sharp nerve pain and aching sensations in my legs. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am experiencing trembling sensations in both my legs. Primarily in my left leg. In the last few months, there have been various issues, including sharp nerve pains, tingling, pressure, burning, and aching. It typically tends to favor my left leg. More recently, I have a constant trembli...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your symptoms could be related to peripheral neuropathy. Restless leg syndrome cannot be excluded either. Does moving your legs or walking improve your situation? This would be another argument in favor of restless leg syndrome. I recommend you ...  Read Full »

I have a burning feeling in my knee. Can it be due to diabetic nerve problems?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a burning feeling in my knee, which comes and goes. It does not pain. It's as if I m feeling hear in my knee, and then it gets ok. Can it be due to nerve problems like diabetic nerve problems? Secondly, sometimes I have seen I start getting pain in my feet or leg that comes an...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome on I understand your concern and would explain that your symptoms could be related to peripheral neuropathy, although not typical. A joint pain ( arthritis) can mimic this clinical situation too. Anyway I would recommend performing a nerve conduction studies in or...  Read Full »

I feel fatigue and numb with peripheral neuropathy. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,One laboratory report says that I am positive for Lyme disease and another lab report says it is negative. Both used serum and western blot. I was in tick-borne Lyme areas overseas but do not recall a bite specifically. I have a positive ANA test (speckled pattern 1:80), anti-ds-DNA 8 iU/m...  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava Durgesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your ANA (antinuclear antibody) report is not much significant. Lyme disease test IgG positivity reflects its chronic presence. Many of your neurological symptoms could be attributed to it. However, few symptoms need further evaluation by a rheumatologist, because a physi...  Read Full »

I have pain and grip issues in the right hands and legs. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have SLE with peripheral neuropathy. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1. I have seen the uploaded MRI (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and the notes of the doctor who is treating. 2. SLE is a multisystem disease meaning that it can affect various bodily systems like joints, skin, central nervous system, and perip...  Read Full »

Can numbness in fingers be an early sign of diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old male. A week ago my thumb became numb below the fingernail. It was numb for two days and this went away. Now my left middle finger and the ring finger are numb and my right thumb feels sore. I also have a burning sensation in the feet, sometimes it feels like there i...  Read Full »

Dr. M. A. Toyeb, Nazma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read through your question and I would like to tell you thaturopathyperipheral necan happen in a patient with diabetes which does present in the form of burning sensation in the feet and neuropathic pain. At your age, type 1 diabetes that is insulin-dependent...  Read Full »

I have a tingling sensation in my feet. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering with tingling and needling sensation in my feet from the last one and a half year. It may be peripheral neuropathy. If it so, then what is the treatment for it? Which tests should I undergo to diagnose the reason? I had 10 vitamin B12 injections before two months. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your symptoms and your question. It may be peripheral neuropathy. I would like to know your age and whether you have diabetes. If you have any back pain radiating to the legs, then it can be a spinal problem. I suppose you do not have back pain. The second p...  Read Full »

Is neuropathy from prediabetes the same as neuropathy from diabetes?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a question about peripheral neuropathy in the feet caused by metabolic syndrome and prediabetes. I was diagnosed with prediabetes two months back, and I was at a very early stage along with a triglyceride level of 1.97, which is slightly high. I had elevated blood pressure and gai...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I passed carefully through your question and would explain that we can not make predictions if this neuropathy will subside because if it is related to diabetes, it usually does not subside. But, if it is related to malnutrition, weight loss, and diet, there are good...  Read Full »

Please elaborate on diabetic foot ulcers in detail.

Query: Hi doctor, I have recently been diagnosed with diabetes, and I am curious about the potential impact on my foot health. Can you offer personalized insights into the signs and symptoms of diabetic foot ulcers, and what immediate steps I should take if I notice any changes or issues, considering my o...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta

Answer: Hi, We will pay close attention to your worries and address all your questions with utmost care. Due to peripheral neuropathy (a condition characterized by weakness and numbness in the foot and hands, usually caused by elevated blood sugar levels) in diabetes, there are reduced sensations like numbn...  Read Full »

I have had pain and numbness in both of my feet. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had pain and numbness in both feet for the past few years. Two years ago, I started to feel pain and numbness below my ankles. The numbness and pain worsened over time. The pain was aching, non-radiating, and annoying at night. Numbness was felt below both ankles, but the feeling...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello,Welcome to went through your query. Based on your description, one possible diagnosis that could be considered is peripheral neuropathy. This condition involves damage to the nerves that transmit sensations and signals from the body to the brain and vice versa. In your case, the ...  Read Full »

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