Undiagnosed Symptoms Community
numbness in hands and feet
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to undiagnosed symptoms, breathing difficulties, feeling cold, cough, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, fever, indigestion, itching, nausea, numbness, pain (chronic), paralysis, rash, sweating, swelling, urination problems, and vomiting.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

numbness in hands and feet

I am 50 year old male.  Several months ago I started experiencing  numbness and tingling sensations all over my body but mainly in my hands and feet.  The worst being in the hands and the last three fingers.  It is really bad at night and wakes me up numerous time.s  It has progressively been getting worse.  After the numbness goes away I have pain while moving my fingers and/or toes.  I also feel weakness in the muscles of my legs and arms.   I have thought maybe diabetes or MS but I have no other symptoms of either.   I do not have health insurance as I have been unemployed now for over a year so I cannot go to the doctor.  Any  adeas what could be going on?
Related Discussions
4 Comments
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Dear jaj820. I am not a health care professional, so it may be best to call a free health hotline in your area. Please call a free clinic in your area.  I can relate to being unemployed. Laid off (company shut down in 2008).  
Blank
1573516_tn?1296402760
Just a thought, but I myself am Diabetic. I have numbness and tingling in my toes. Mine is caused by Diabetic neuropathy. I have needle poking pain with burning sensation. It can be very painful. Just two cents, I agree with Raven48670, Try and find yourself a free clinic. I hope you find an answer and feel better soon.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
I also have extreme pain in my feet due to Diabetic neuropathy.  I can't understand how your feet can feel numb, yet hurt so bad.  It feels as though my feet were doused with gas and set on fire.  Definitely have your blood sugar checked.  Good luck.
Blank
351246_tn?1379685732
Hi
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
Numbness and tingling of hands and feet can happen due to peripheral vascular disease or disorder of the circulatory system outside of the brain and heart. Other causes are hypothyroidism, eating disorders like anorexia, Vit B12 deficiency, Lyme’s disease, Addison’s disease, adrenal causes like pheochromocytoma, anemia, Buerger’s disease, chronic fatigue syndrome and Raynaud’s disease. You will need some tests like treadmill test, color Doppler, angiography, ultrasonography and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging).
Numbness and tingling in sleep predominantly during sleep can  also be a sleep disorder. Take care!
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Undiagnosed Symptoms Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top General Health Answerers
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
363281_tn?1353103243
Blank
SassyLassie
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
1756321_tn?1377771734
Blank
Red_Star
Queensland, Australia
1530171_tn?1418143903
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
10175413_tn?1427173851
Blank
Ekkiemom
Somewhere, CA
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ