Numbness in the limbs is common, especially if you’ve been sitting or sleeping awkwardly. If the numbness continues over a long period, you should see a doctor.
A limb injury is any injury to a limb, such as a leg or arm, or to their toes and fingers. Find out more about limb injuries and its many causes.
Peripheral nerve block (lower limb)
A peripheral lower limb nerve block can be used for most people, usually giving a safe and effective form of pain relief both during and after the operation.
Peripheral nerve block (upper limb)
A peripheral upper limb nerve block can be used for most people, usually giving a safe and effective form of pain relief both during and after the operation.
This condition affects tissue that strengthens and stabilises joints and muscles. People with Marfan syndrome are often tall and long-limbed.
What not to say to an amputee
More than 20,000 amputees live in Australia. To mark Amputee Awareness Week, follow these tips for talking to people with limb loss.
Huntington's affects the nervous system and worsens over time. Symptoms include difficulty controlling limbs, and cognitive and emotional changes.
Pregnancy massage can ease discomfort and tension, and reduce swelling in your limbs. Here's what's involved in a pregnancy massage.
Buruli ulcer is a bacterial disease that can lead to severe skin and limb damage if left untreated. Recognise the symptoms and find out where it has been reported.
Diabetic neuropathy, which affects people with diabetes, causes pain or numbness in the hands, feet or limbs because the nerves are damaged. Learn more here.