I've recently noticed a weakness and some numbness in both of my lower legs and lower arms. The leg weakness sometimes occurs with hip pain. It's much worse when I'm exercising or going up and down stairs, squatting, etc. With my arms, it worse when I play tennis, raise my arms over my head, or use my hands/arms for just about anything. Has anyone heard of this before? I haven't been to the doctor yet, but I'm afraid of circulation problems or spinal problems.
Thanks for writing to the forum!
“There are many possible causes:
• Remaining in the same seated or standing position for a long time
• Injury to a nerve -- for example, a neck injury may cause you to feel numbness anywhere along your arm or hand, while a low back injury can cause numbness or tingling down the back of your leg
• Pressure on the spinal nerves, such as from a herniated disk
• Lack of blood supply to an area -- for example, plaque buildup from atherosclerosis in the legs can cause pain, numbness, and tingling while walking (this is called vascular claudication)
• Other medical conditions, including:
o Carpal tunnel syndrome
o Multiple sclerosis
o Transient ischemic attack (TIA)
o Underactive thyroid
o Raynaud's phenomenon
o Abnormal levels of calcium, potassium, or sodium in your body
o A lack of vitamin B12 or other vitamin
o Certain medications
o Toxic action on nerves, such as that from”
Refer: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm You can read more about this on this link.
A comprehensive investigation is required keeping all the points in mind.
Please do not ignore. The earlier you are diagnosed and treated the earlier you will be better.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
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