Numbness or tingling is a prickling sensation that can occur in any part of the body. These sensations are generally noticed in the feet, arms, hands, and legs. The most common cause of numbness is falling asleep with your legs and arms crossed. However, if there is no obvious cause of this health condition and it keeps coming back, it can be the sign of a disease and injury.
Symptoms of Tingling
- Tingling or burning sensation mainly when you stand up after sitting for a long time
- Feeling of dizziness
- Slurred speech
- Disturbance in your vision
- Trouble thinking clearly
Depending on the results of the physical exam, we might recommend various additional tests like blood tests, electrolyte level testing, toxicology screening, thyroid function testing, and nerve conduction studies. Imaging tests such as X-rays, CT scans, angiogram, MRI, and ultrasounds may also be carried out to reach the diagnosis results.
The causes of numbness and tingling vary highly and that is why the treatment has to depend on the triggering factor. Depending on the diagnosis, we follow one of the suitable treatments. General lifestyle recommendations are also provided to avoid the future troubles.