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my wife has numbness in her feet going up to one of her knees

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my wife has numbness in her feet going up to one of her knees with a tingly sensation also her hands feel like they are on fire she is forty nine years old smokes about fifteen fags aday
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  healthydoc replied 3 years ago.

healthydoc :

Hello and thank you for your question.

healthydoc :

Based on your description your wife most likely has neuropathy. This is a condition where the damage to the nerves can give burning pain in hands and feet and which can progress and radiate to the knees and arms.

healthydoc :

As she has history of smoking she would be at higher risk of developing neuropathy.

healthydoc :

She needs to see a neurologist who can order EMG nerve conduction test to evaluate the damage done to the nerves.

healthydoc :

Medication like lyrica can help with the pain. She also need to stop smoking to prevent further damage.

healthydoc :

Please get back to me if you have any further questions. Thank you.

Expert:  healthydoc replied 3 years ago.
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