Numbness and tingling are abnormal sensations that can occur anywhere in your body, but they are often felt in your fingers, hands, feet, arms, or legs. If numbness and tingling persist and there’s no obvious cause for the sensations, it could be a symptom of a disease or injury, such as multiple sclerosis or carpal tunnel syndrome. Many things can cause numbness and tingling, including some medications. Things that we do every day can sometimes cause numbness, including sitting or standing in one position for a long time, sitting with your legs crossed, or falling asleep on the arm. These are all examples of blood flow being cut off to an area for a period of time.
HOW IS NUMBNESS DIAGNOSED?
If the numbness starts staying for prolonged periods, then it is a reason to worry. Diagnosis includes X-rays, angiogram, CT scans and similar procedures.
HOW IS NUMBNESS TREATED?
Treatment depends on the kind of diagnosis and medical complications seen. Usually exercises for the muscles and physiotherapy is suggested along with use of medicines to relieve the underlying symptoms.
DID YOU KNOW?
Diabetes, multiple sclerosis, seizures, and other such diseases produce Numbness or tingling as a symptom.