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Suggest treatment for numbness in hands and tingling in foot

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Posted on Mon, 22 Sep 2014
Question: A month ago I went to ER for a heart Spasm. I am now on high cholesterol and high blood pressure pills. My hot flashes (i'm guessing pre menopause) has gotten worse. but my question is
what would make my right arm and hand hurt my hand also get numb and my right foot tingles and has a burning sensation on the heel. I quit smoking a month ago when I had the heart problem and I have been eating more than usual. I am over weight at 185 lbs the arm, hand and foot has been feeling this way constantly for two days.
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Answered by Dr. Gaurav Katiyar (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
neuropathy

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have gone through your query.
Tingling sensation and burning in hand and foot are suggestive of neuropathy. Since you are over weight , there might be nerve compression at cervical and lumbar spine. Other causes can be diabetes and low level of vitamin B12.

I suggest you to consult a neurologist for clinical examination and investigations like MRI spine, blood sugar level, vitamin b12 level and nerve conduction test to rule out the causes.

Any positive test results will help in starting treatment accordingly. Try to reduce your weight and you may also need to consult physiotherapist.

Hope I have answered you.


Wish you good health
Regards
Dr. Gaurav Katiyar
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Brief Answer: neuropathy Detailed Answer: Hi, I have gone through your query. Tingling sensation and burning in hand and foot are suggestive of neuropathy. Since you are over weight , there might be nerve compression at cervical and lumbar spine. Other causes can be diabetes and low level of vitamin B12. I suggest you to consult a neurologist for clinical examination and investigations like MRI spine, blood sugar level, vitamin b12 level and nerve conduction test to rule out the causes. Any positive test results will help in starting treatment accordingly. Try to reduce your weight and you may also need to consult physiotherapist. Hope I have answered you. Wish you good health Regards Dr. Gaurav Katiyar For further queries you can contact me directly on http://bit.ly/DrGaurav