Introduction: Paresthesia


Paresthesia: Pins-and-needles or burning-like sensations.

Paresthesia: Paresthesia is a term that refers to an abnormal burning or prickling sensation which is generally felt in the hands, arms, legs, or feet, but may occur in any part of the body. The sensation, which arises spontaneously without apparent stimulus and is usually not painful, may also be described as tingling or numbness, skin crawling, buzzing, or itching. Most people have experienced transient (temporary) paresthesia at some time in their lives; it occurs whenever inadvertent pressure is placed on a nerve and causes what many describe as a "pins and needles" feeling. The feeling quickly goes away once the pressure is relieved. For some people, however, paresthesia can become a chronic condition caused by an underlying disorder . 1

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         Contents for Paresthesia:

1. excerpt from NINDS Paresthesia Information Page: NINDS

Last revision: June 5, 2003

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