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Unread 04-27-2012, 10:12 AM   #1
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Does anyone else get increased tingling in hands and legs after walking?

I'm trying to figure out if my PN could be a circulation problem. Does anyone have experience with PN due to poor circulation?

This could just be a side effect of the nerve damage itself, but I'm not sure how to determine the difference.

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Unread 04-27-2012, 10:16 AM   #2
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Hi Lindsay,

Don't know the answer to your question, but excessive walking does increase tingling in my feet (not to mention pain, and in some cases, burning) but it's always been temporary, and AFAIK, the walking and increased circulation should be good for our nerves.

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I also have increased tingling and burning in my feet and legs after walking a lot, but as Dr. Smith said, I believe the benefits outweigh the discomfort/pain.
My hands are not affected that much from walking, although my hiking poles can aggravate pinched nerves after a particularly long walk.
Car rides set off the tingling and burning in both feet/legs and hands/arms. It can be quite painful. I have assumed that having extremely longs arms and legs is a factor in this, along with the vibration.
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Tingling and burning in feet/legs, hands/arms can mean that you have done too much. I would love to walk like I used to but can't do that much anymore. I do overdo it at times though. Overdoing can exacerbate CMT. Moderation is one of the things we have to be aware of. And we have to know our physical limits.
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I know what you mean, Kitt, but I have such a hard time knowing which limits are self-imposed and which ones are legitimate concessions to my condition. So difficult, especially as walking, even hiking, in our mostly flat coastal state parks, is one of my greatest pleasures. The other is needlework which CMT has largely taken from me. I really know when I have overdone the needlework, my hands and arms are a mess.
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I have also noticed that the tingling will increase if I put my hand under high pressure running water.

The second neuro that I went to used a tool that vibrates on my feet. She asked me to tell her when the vibrations stop. Well, they never stopped. She looked at me and said "Do you still feel that" I said yes, but the intensity is starting to fade. She never explained to me what that meant and I never thought to ask.

Maybe I will ask at my follow up in the next few weeks.
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The symptoms that you're describing sound like small fiber neuropathy. Few neurologists understand this neuropathy and it's very under diagnosed. A skin plug biopsy of your lower leg can provide a definitive diagnosis. It's a nasty condition, and the only real way to remedy the symptoms and keep it from progressing is to find the etiology and treat the underlying cause. Good luck.
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I sometimes get numb arms/hands from doing simple things like carrying in the groceries. Other times, I might go numb when I try to become active.

Of course, sometimes the pain/numbness comes when I'm doing nothing at all, so I have no real theory about it. Perhaps there are other factors at play, such as the air temperature?
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I sometimes get numb arms/hands from doing simple things like carrying in the groceries. Other times, I might go numb when I try to become active.

Of course, sometimes the pain/numbness comes when I'm doing nothing at all, so I have no real theory about it. Perhaps there are other factors at play, such as the air temperature?
Those sound like they could also be... well, a lot of other things, but at the moment I'm thinking Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. There's a forum for that condition here.

Maybe take a look and see what you think (to ask your doctors) ...or maybe you've been down that road?

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