Signs & Symptoms

LOWER LIMBS

Scroll down to see some of the signs & symptoms that a vitamin B12 deficiency can cause in the LOWER LIMBS areas of the body.

To see the possible signs & symptoms of other areas of the body just click on the appropriate button on the diagram below.

Symptoms underlined and highlighted in the same colour as their body area can be clicked on to see documented and peer reviewed sources of information.

Because neurological symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency can cause irreversible damage if left untreated, we have also indicated which of the symptoms are neurological by putting this (N) next to them.

LOWER LIMBS

Sensory

Vascular

Altered Sensation
  • Burning/Cold Sensations (N)

  • Creepy Crawly Sensations on Skin and/or Internally (N)

  • Vibrating Sensations (N)

Paresthesia
Vascular Issues

Movement

Movement Issues
  • Abnormal Gait/Walking Difficulties (N)

  • Abnormal reflexes (N)

  • Ataxia  (N)

  • Balance Issues (N)

  • Coordination Difficulties (N)

  • Foot Drop (N)

  • Muscular Stiffness/Tightness (N)

  • Tremor (N)

  • Restless Leg Syndrome (N)

  • Weak/Heavy Limbs (N)

Pain

Neuropathic/Spasmodic
  • Shooting Pains (N)

  • Nocturnal Cramping (N)

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