Paresthesia : Medical Symptom Description
Paresthesia (condition): For a medical symptom description of 'Paresthesia', the following disease information may be relevant to the symptoms: Paresthesia (disease information). However, numerous other possible causes of the symptom may be possible.
Paresthesia (condition): Pins-and-needles or burning-like sensations.
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
More information on medical condition: Paresthesia:
- Introduction: Paresthesia
- Basic Summary for Paresthesia
- Causes of Paresthesia
- Symptoms of Paresthesia
- Treatments for Paresthesia
Tingling (symptom): Tingling, prickling, or pins-and-needles sensations
Tingling (symptom): Abnormal nerve sensations such as pins-and-needles, tingling, burning, prickling or similar feelings are all known as "paresthesias". They usually result from nerve damage due to pressure (such as a pinched nerve), nerve entrapment, or diseases. Continued nerve damage can lead to numbness.
Paresthesias can affect various parts of the body. Hands, fingers, and feet are common sites but all are possibilities. Afflictions of specific nerves or spinal nerves can also cause paresthesias in particular skin areas of the body.
Parethesias with simple causes such as pressing on a nerve
are usually reversible.
Certain other nerve conditions such as peripheral neuropathy
(often from diabetes),
or multiple sclerosis
are also possible causes of parethesias.
Because of the variety of possible causes,
any abnormal sensation needs prompt professional medical investigation.
More information on symptom: Tingling:
1. excerpt from NINDS Paresthesia Information Page: NINDS
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