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Numbness

Nerve conditions like neuropathy can cause a range of symptoms. Pain is often the most noticeable symptom to appear, but numbness and tingling are also common. An occasional episode of numbness is completely normal. Experiencing these issues on a daily or even weekly basis could indicate a serious underlying problem. Undergoing testing to discover the cause is very important as it could reveal a serious health problem that requires immediate treatment.

If you have any of the above described symptoms call today to talk to one of our medical team members and schedule your free consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes numbness in the hands, feet or limbs?

There are dozens of potential causes behind a sudden numbness that develops in an extremity. Common issues range from mercury poisoning to hyperventilation. Chronic and ongoing numbness are often linked to the nerve damage of <LINK>diabetic or peripheral neuropathy</LINK>. Spinal injuries and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome also lead to intermittent numbness through the body.

Why is limb numbness dangerous?

A little loss of feeling in your hands or feet may not seem very threatening to your overall health. This is especially true for patients that learn their symptoms are caused by a relatively non-threatening condition. However, even slight numbness can lead to more injuries and accidents. It is much easier to stumble and take a serious fall when you are having trouble feeling your toes or heels. In some cases, the sensation of numbness could be a symptom of much more serious underlying problems.

What should I do if I'm experiencing regular or episodic numbness?

Contacting Advanced Health and Physical Medicine should be your first action if the numbness will not fade away. You do not have to wait weeks or months only to see your symptoms getting worse. A consultation in our office will start your journey to better health. We can run a variety of diagnostic tests to determine if nerve damage or spinal issues are behind your troubling symptoms.

Is occasional numbness a problem?

Everyone will eventually experience hand or foot numbness after sitting in a position that compresses a nerve. This numbness or tingling will fade after just a few minutes when you get up and relieve the pressure. If the feeling does not fade and lingers for hours or days, one of your daily activities or behaviors may be compressing a nerve. Symptoms that set in as an illness or infection occurs require immediate attention, especially if accompanied by weakness.

Should I stop exercising if I'm experiencing numbness?

Poor circulation from a lack of movement is a common cause of this issue. Do not let minor numbness stop your activities when you are not experiencing serious symptom. Chronic and severe symptoms are another story, and will likely increase your chance of injury. A lack of feeling and response in the foot can lead to a fall that fractures your ankle or tears your knee. Even walking can lead to a torn Achilles heel if you can’t sense your position well enough to stay balanced.

What treatments are available for numb regions of the body?

At Advanced Health and Physical Medicine, we create custom plans for our patients that combine integrated office treatments with lifestyle adjustments. We hope to revitalize your nerves and adjust your entire system to maximize pain relief without invasive or risky procedures. Our conservative treatment plans will take into consideration any other health issues you are struggling with. This is especially important if neuropathy is just one of the complications you are experiencing.

Numbness through the trunk and limbs can be resolved with a combination Infrared Laser Therapy, Minor Medical Procedures, Massage, Vibration Therapy, Supports, Chiropractic treatment and other therapies.

At Advanced Health and Physical Medicine our goal is to first find and then resolve the compressed nerves that is causing the problem. We may also be able to suggest changes to your daily dietary routine. We can offer suggestions based upon your history if here is some kind of repetitive action that is leading to the irritation of nerves and numbness and tingling. Contacting Advanced Medical and Physical Health is the easiest way to restore feeling in fingertips or toes. Our simple form makes it easy to schedule a consultation with a neuropathy treatment professional.