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194 Possible Causes for Absent Ankle Reflex, Numbness of the Feet

  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

    Burning, tingling, numbness to your feet?! Does this sound familiar? Are you a diabetic?[] ankle reflexes.[] Numbness in the feet can also contribute to loss of balance. Your foot may begin to look deformed.[]

  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy

    The primary outcome measure was the change from baseline of the Total Symptom Score (TSS), including stabbing pain, burning pain, paresthesia, and asleep numbness of the feet[] The ankle tendon reflex was absent in almost half of our patients (40.4 %).[] With numbness of the feet, pressure points from shoes may not be felt, leading to ulcers and infections. This problem can lead to amputation.[]

  • Alcoholic Neuropathy

    Overview Peripheral neuropathy, a result of damage to your peripheral nerves, often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet.[] The common signs and symptoms of alcohol neuropathy include: A sense of weakness in arms, legs, hands, and feet. Numbness in hands or feet.[] Your feet and other areas lacking sensation can become injured without your knowing.[]

  • Arsenic-Induced Polyneuropathy

    Malnutrition and alcohol abuse Burning, stabbing pains and numbness in the feet, and sometimes in the hands, are distinguishing features of alcoholic neuropathy.[] Proximal lower limb muscles were affected in 40% patients, rare upper limb involvement and ankle reflexes were absent in all with evidence of axonal degeneration and reinnervation[] In some, the peripheral neuropathy can become severe leading to constant numbness in the hands or feet, especially for those who have had multiple doses of chemotherapy known[]

  • Small-Fiber Neuropathy

    Others report a wooden quality in their feet, numbness in their toes, or a feeling as if they are walking on pebbles, sand, or golf balls.[] The main features were burning, painful paresthesias and dysesthesias in the feet, lancinating pains, moderate to severe distal small fiber sensory loss, absent ankle reflexes[] , most frequently in the hands and feet.[]

  • Charcot Marie Tooth Disease

    […] in the feet Difficulty with balance Weakness and muscle atrophy in the hands (typically occurs later in the disease) Diagnosis Diagnosis is established through a thorough[] Five months after the transient CNS symptoms, he finally developed signs and symptoms of neuropathy in the form of absent ankle reflexes.[] Ankle reflexes were bilaterally absent. Sequencing revealed a novel heterozygous c.712C T (p.R238C) mutation in the GJB1 gene.[]

  • Pyridoxine

    Call your doctor at once if you have: decreased sensation to touch, temperature, and vibration; loss of balance or coordination; numbness in your feet or around your mouth[] Peripheral neuropathy, characterized by damage to the nerves of the hands and feet, is usually accompanied by weakness, numbness and pain.[] Vitamin B6 toxicity can damage sensory nerves, leading to numbness in the hands and feet as well as difficulty walking.[]

  • Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathies

    People with CMT may have: muscle weakness in the feet, ankles, legs and hands an awkward way of walking (gait) highly arched or very flat feet numbness in the feet, arms and[] […] foot swelling Fatigue Muscle cramps Diminished or absent ankle reflexes HNPP Testing (Not all evaluation and tests may be necessary.)[] He has a family history of "foot problems" and reports some minor burning and numbness in both feet. He has no other medical problems, and takes no medications.[]

  • Pernicious Anemia

    Symptoms of pernicious anemia may include fatigue, shortness of breath, rapid heart rate, jaundice or pallor, tingling and numbness of hands and feet, loss of appetite, diarrhea[] ankle reflex, increased knee reflex response, and extensor plantar response. [22] Other than anemia, hematological symptoms may include cytopenias , intramedullary hemolysis[] Tingling and numbness in your hands and feet could limit your ability to perform certain jobs due to safety concerns with lack of feeling in those areas.[]

  • Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy

    […] in the feet and legs.[] Symptoms can range from pain and numbness in your feet to problems with the functions of your internal organs, such as your heart and bladder.[] […] two-point discrimination and pinprick are good indicators of large fiber neuropathy.2 These patients present with symptoms such as lacinating pain, radiating pain, heaviness or numbness[]

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