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Numbness in fingers and toes

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For the past I year I am experiencing numbness in both my fingers and toes. Although I feel tingling and pain in my fingers but I can move them easily and can carry and lift things. Likewise my toes feel the smae though I can wriggle them. So far I have not taken any medication. What would you recommend.

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replied October 12th, 2009
Muscular and Nerve Disorders Answer A7499
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The sensation of pins and tingling in hands and feet can be due to peripheral neuropathies or peripheral vascular pathologies like deep vein thrombosis and faulty deep vein valves. Hypoparathyroidism should be looked into apart from hypothyroidism and diabetes. Neck strain, spondylotic changes in cervical vertebrae, bone disease or bad posture should be looked into. Multiple sclerosis and G B Syndrome (chances are less) are two other possibilities. Nerve infections as in Lyme’s disease too should be investigated.
However confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net. Please discuss this with an internal medicine specialist or your PCP and get the required investigations done. Hope this helps. Take care!

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