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Onlinedoc, General Physician
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Experience:  B.A.M.S with experience in Medicine,Ayurveda, Integrative, CAM
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I hAve been e owriencing ghe sensation of burning fingers

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I hAve been e owriencing ghe sensation of burning fingers and bottom of feet- my palms feel like they were slapped hard. Fingers almost itch and pain travels around hand feet- is constant and yet gets worse at times.. I'm 53 years old and fear living on medicines- they don't agree w me at all. Thoughts?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 6 months ago.

Hello and thanks for your question.
It's my first priority to help you.
Please provide some additional information.
DO you have dryness,peeling of skin?
Frequent hand washing?
Any medical illness like Diabetes,allergy?
Duration of symptoms?
Are you taking any medicines?
Neck and lower back pain?

Waiting for your reply.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No dryness
No e crossover hand wAshing
Sympotoms started w advanced carpal tunnel suddenonsetbothhands 3 years ago and pain I. Hands continued to feet since that time
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No diabetes no illness that is that I know of
RA test was negative
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
In a lot of pain w a few hours a day where I can get out of house- sometimes -
But pain with me all times life is a living hell because I never dont hurt
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Feels like a. At door slammed my fingers
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Neck and back ok but some stiffness at times
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Lower legs feel and lower arms feel
Like bugs crawling in skin sometimes as well -weird
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 6 months ago.

Thanks for the follow-up.
I understand your concern.
As per your description,possible differential diagnosis may include peripheral neuropathy,Autoimmune disease,peripheral arterial disease

Burning of the hands and feet can be from damage of nerves.

Also pinched nerves as they come out of the spinal cord and spine can cause burning of feet and hands.

Vitamin B12 deficiency

Spasms of the blood vessels can cause poor circulation and burning sensation as well.
I wouldn't advise you to suffer and consider to ignore your symptoms.

So see a neurologist for a clinical exam.

I recommend that you have a complete physical examination with a nerve conduction velocity test, inflammatory markers-C-reactive protein, sed rate and ANA., Vitamin B12,Vitamin D3,CBC, uric acid test, and a doppler test of the circulation in your extremities.

Lyrica is a common treatment to reduce the sense of discomfort arising from the condition.

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