Symptoms and prevention of numbness in the hands and feet, a problem of modern people




Perhaps because the weather is getting cold, many people around me are getting stressed out from hand and foot. Hand and foot numbness is a common term for all numbness that occurs in the hands or feet, and is expressed in many ways, such as numbness, burning sensation, pain, pain, anesthesia, blood circulation, and feeling suffocated. Hand and foot pain is a common symptom that can be encountered around the world, and there are various causes.


Patients often think of hand and foot pain as a blood circulation disorder and take blood circulation drugs, which is very rare due to poor common sense and most of them are caused by nervous system disorders. Sensory symptoms of hands and feet caused by peripheral blood circulation disorders are usually caused by pain rather than numbness, and may be caused by a Reino phenomenon in which the ends of fingers or toes turn white or purple due to cold weather.

The nervous system consists of two main anatomically: the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. Peripheral nerves are nerves that spread to every corner of the body, fingertips, and toes like spider webs, and peripheral neuropathy is the most common cause of numbness. The central nerve is divided into the brain and spinal cord, which connects the brain and peripheral nerves. The causes of hand and foot pain can be divided into peripheral neuropathy, spinal disease, and central neuropathy depending on the body part in question, and other psychological factors can also affect symptoms.

Peripheral neuropathy is a representative disease that causes hand and foot pain, including carpal tunnel syndrome, diabetic neuropathy, uretic neuropathy, drug-induced neuropathy, alcoholic neuropathy, and neurological disease due to hypothyroidism. Among them, the most common cause of numbness is carpal tunnel syndrome, which begins with numbness at the ends of the first, second, and third fingers, and if it gets worse, pain can radiate not only to the lower arm but also to the shoulder. It is more common in people who use their hands a lot at night, pregnant women, rheumatoid arthritis, hypothyroidism, diabetes, and cancer disease. In addition to carpal tunnel syndrome, numbness of hands and feet often occurs in patients with long-term diabetes or kidney dialysis, usually in the form of multiple neuropathy, which appears symmetrically, like wearing gloves or socks on both hands and feet.

If you have numbness in your hands and feet, it is good to consult a doctor in the relevant field because the causes are so diverse causes. This is because there are times when you think it's nothing special and pass by and the disease gets worse later. Also, if there is a situation where hands and feet are numb, it is best to avoid that situation. If you are in the same position for more than 30 minutes, it is good to stretch for about five minutes. It is helpful to stretch continuously in daily life.

Since treatment methods vary depending on the cause, it is most important to identify the cause and establish a treatment plan through consultation with a doctor. It is recommended to have regular tests for diabetes, liver disease, and kidney disease every year, as hand and foot numbness may occur in case of other diseases in the body.