There are many things that could be causing you to feel numbness not only in your hands, but also in your feet, toes and back. Right now we’re going to cover three of the most common conditions associated with this symptom. Hand numbness that originates from problems with the spine is often, but not always, associated with neck pain and/or stiffness.
A Pinched Nerve (or Radiculopathy) is essentially the result of too much pressure applied to a nerve by different surrounding tissues like muscles, bones, tendons or cartilage. As a direct consequence, that nerve’s integrity and overall condition is reduced causing pain, burning, tingling, numbness, or an electric shock type of sensation in your back, neck or even shoulders and feet. For example, a pinched nerve on your lower back can result in numbness in your feet, as nerves in that area reach out to your lower extremities.
"Carpal Tunnel Syndrome": This condition is basically a pinched nerve, specifically located on one of the wrist nerves, causing tingling and numbness on the hand and its fingers. The forearm is also commonly affected by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Stretching therapies and overall physical therapy can prevent this condition from becoming a chronic or more severe disease.
"Peripheral Neuropathy": This condition derives from different levels of damage in the nerves of your feet and hands, causing tingling sensations and numbness. The origin of a Peripheral Neuropathy varies quite a lot, but it mainly comes from injuries, infections, metabolic conditions, inherited causes and exposure to toxins, as well as certain types of diabetes. Regular exercises and physical therapy can easily solve this condition.