Numbness and tingling

Alternative Names

Sensory loss; Paresthesias; Tingling and numbness; Loss of sensation

Definition of Numbness and tingling

Numbness and tingling are abnormal sensations that can occur anywhere in your body, but are often felt in your fingers, hands, feet, arms, or legs.

Review

Jacob L. Heller, MD, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, Clinic. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 4/21/2009

Central nervous system

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