Tingling or numbness affecting your feet may seem like a trivial symptom of no real importance. However, in this tutorial, I will explain why this symptom may be very important with regard to your health in general and why you should not ignore it. Tingling hands, feet, or hands and feet is an extremely common and bothersome symptom. Such tingling can sometimes be entirely innocent and temporary. For example, it could result from pressure on nerves when your arm is bent under your head as you fall asleep. Or it.
Could be from pressure on nerves when you cross your legs for too long. in either case, the pins and needles effect which is usually painless is soon relieved by removing the pressure that caused it. In many cases, however, tingling in the hands, feet can be severe, occurring at irregular times or continuously day and night. It also can accompany other symptoms. such as pain,itching, numbness, and muscle wasting. In such cases, tingling may be a sign ofnerve damage.
Suchnerve damageis known by s asperipheral neuropathybecause it affects nerves distant from thebrainand spinal cord, often in the hands and feet. There are more than 100 different types of peripheral neuropathy. Over time, peripheral neuropathy can worsen, resulting in decreased mobility and even disability. In fact, diabetesis the number one cause of peripheral neuropathy, accounting for well over a third of cases. Indiabetic neuropathy, tingling and other symptoms often first develop.
In both feet and go up the legs, followed by tingling and other symptoms that affect both hands and go up the arms. About twothirds of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms ofnerve damage. In many cases, these symptoms are the firstsigns of diabetes. So here is the main point I want to make, tingling and numbness in the feet may be the first signs that you have a serious peripheral neuropathy and that you may have diabetes. Diabetes puts you at risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, blindness and a long.
List of other serious complications. so that tingling you have could be your only warning sign of a serious complication developing elsewhere in your body. Dont ignore this symptom and please get a check up. Well I hope you have found this tutorial interesting. Do please remember to subscribe and that way you will be the first to see my next tutorial on leg health and venous disease. My name is Haroun Gajraj, thank you for watching.
Small Fiber Neuropathy Symptoms Diagnosis and Treatment
Small fiber neuropathy is really an interesting condition because it consists typically of just burning, numbness, pain of the feet, sometimes the hands later on without necessarily having any abnormalities on your EMG or nerve conduction study. So what I tell patients and actually residents or students who train under us is that a normal nerve conduction study does not exclude a neuropathy. And we will confirm this by doing additional testing, specifically the nervous the the examination at the bedside asking patients about their.
Symptoms, for example, loss of sensation to cool or or hot temperatures, loss of pain sensation and also doing skin biopsies where we look at nerve densities in the skin both from the calf and the thigh as well as doing a special test that looks at sweat function both in your foot in in the legs as well as the feet to gauge the level of small fiber nerve damage. Small fiber neuropathy typically will progress unless the underlying cause is identified and reversed. Diabetes of course being the most common cause is always screened.
For. but once the more common causes are excluded and the focus becomes on excluding any underlying secondary disease process but also controlling pain because if patients’ symptoms of pain are generally controlled they tend to do pretty well and really have no other major functional deficits. I’ve really become interested over the years is how interconnected neurology and rheumatology are and one thing I often do on patients who have unexplained small fiber even autonomic neuropathy is have them see rheumatology or get evaluated for connective.