Do you suffer from tingling or numbness in hands or feet? This can actually be quite common and can be quite distressing. The feeling can sometimes be temporary and simple in nature. It could, for example, result from poor sleep posture placing temporary pressure on a nerve when your arm is bent under your head when you fall asleep. It may be from spending too much time sitting on the toilet or with your legs crossed. Either way, you may experience tingling or numbness in hands or feet. In a simple case, as described, the “pins and needles” that you may feel is soon relieved when you change the position or posture causing the pressure.
Interestingly, there are many other causes of tingling or numbness in hands or feet, some of which are more serious, and the sensations experienced may be severe and/or chronic. You may also experience other symptoms such as pain, itching or muscle wasting. This may be a sign of nerve damage, which can result from a wide variety of causes. It may be due to a traumatic injury, repetitive stress injury, from various infections or even from a systemic disease like diabetes. It may be the result of a vitamin deficiency, a consequence of alcoholism or even a side effect of some medications.
Peripheral neuropathy is the term given to such nerve damage as it affects nerves in the periphery (the outside) away from the brain and spinal cord. If you experience persistent tingling or numbness in hands or feet it is important to seek advice promptly from a healthcare professional. The earlier an accurate diagnosis can be made the less likely your are to suffer potentially longer lasting consequences.
Should you seek care for tingling or numbness in hands or feet, your health professional should perform a thorough physical examination and take an appropriate case history examining all relevant areas including your family history. Additional tests may be ordered to confirm or rule out possible disease processes and guide further steps.
Successful management depends on an appropriate and accurate diagnosis of what is causing your tingling or numbness in hands or feet. It may include many facets, both Chiropractic and otherwise.
Can we at Booval Chiropractic help? Schedule an appointment today and let us provide you with a comprehensive history and examination to allow appropriate treatment and recommendations as soon as possible to allow you to feel your best. If we think we can help we will tell you, if we think we can’t we will refer you to an appropriate health professional who may be able to.
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If you need a great Chiropractor in Ipswich QLD, give Booval Chiropractic a call today. We are here to help with all your spinal health needs including providing advice on tingling or numbness in hands or feet. Healthy spine, Healthy life!