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I have numbness in my hands and burning sensation also.

I have numbness in...

I have numbness in my hands and burning sensation also.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the burning? Are you experiencing any other discomfort?

Several months. Sometimes I experience numbness in my hands and also have a burning sensation in my feet. I have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Diabetes runs inmy family. Father, brother, son. Also stroke and cardiovascular disease.

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Welcome to JA and thanks for this question. I'm sorry to hear about your symptoms. From what you are describing it sounds like that you may have developed a condition known as peripheral neuropathy. This is a condition in which there is damage to the nerves of the limbs. The damage to the nerves can occur because of a number of underlying causes which can include diabetes, autoimmune diseases, thyroid disorders, nutritional deficiencies, infections or even toxins among many other causes. This would cause the burning as well as numbness and may even cause shooting or stabbing pain in the region. The diagnosis can be made very easily by doing an NCS/EMG test which would be diagnostic. AT the same time, various tests would need to be done in order to determine the exact underlying cause such as Hba1c for diabetes, thyroid function tests, autoimmune tests like ANA, ESR, CRP and an ENA profile among others. At the same time, you should be started on medications like Lyrica or Neurontin which can help in reducing the symptoms.

I would suggest that you contact your doctor and have him look into these possibilities.

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Thank you. Your response has been helpful. I will definitely contact my doctor to discuss these symptoms with her.

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