Feet and hand numbness…leg pain.?
Today I went to my doctor because I have been experiencing foot numbness and leg pain shooting down from my groin to the ankle. I have type 1 diabetes, and my doctor did the foot test on me, and everything was fine. Went to the hospital to get a doppler done on my leg to check to for clots, and it came out negative…(as far as the tech told me). It makes no sense and it has my mind boggled. The numbess only happens when I am sitting, but find relief when I stand straight up. Now my hands are beginning to get tingly and slight discomfort in my wrists. Not sure if this has anything to do with it, but approximetly a month ago I injured my back, felt like a tight, painful spasm, lasted for a day then shortly after that, I think is when I began to notice a discomfort in my right leg for 2 weeks, then the numbness began. What else could it be? Any suggestions?
If you’re legs and hands get cold too, it might be bad blood circulation.
Maybe you need to get up and more and move around a bit to get that blood flowing.
I sat a lot too for a long time and it wasn’t good for me. Then, I started to get up more and my body slowly started to get better.
You probably should see a neurologist. Numbness for a certain cause like the back will follow known pathways and effect certain nerves. They can check for that. if it is diabetes it can be diffuse and does not have to follow the same pathways an injury would I doubt it is blood clots because it is affecting all your extremities and they would not just be numb they would be turning blue from lack of oxygen. Clots affect blood flow and nerves come into play later with pain more than numbness. Good Luck!