Numbness and tingling sensations can happen in any part of your body. In most people, these are common in hands and feet as well as arms and legs. There can be various reasons why someone may feel tingling sensation. You may experience it if you sit cross legged for long time or if you sleep on your arm. This is common and not a matter of concern. However, if you feel dizzy or have muscle spasms along with tingling or you have some kind of rash, it may be a matter of concern and needs medical intervention.
HOW IS TINGLING DIAGNOSED?
The health care provider may also ask questions to determine the risk for stroke, thyroid disease, or diabetes, as well as questions about work habits and medicines. Tests may include:
• Angiogram (a test that uses x-rays and a special dye to see inside the blood vessels)
• CT angiography
• CT scan of the head
• CT scan of the spine
• MRI of the head
• MRI of the spine
• Ultrasound of neck vessels to determine your risk for TIA or stroke
• Vascular ultrasound
• X-ray of the affected area
• Electromyography and nerve conduction studies to measure how your muscles respond to nerve stimulation
• Lumbar puncture (spinal tap) to rule out central nervous system disorders
• Cold stimulation test may be done to check for Raynaud phenomenon
HOW IS TINGLING TREATED?
Treatment of the underlying causes leads to the treatment of tingling
DID YOU KNOW?
It is accompanied by arm or hand pain or weakness, burning pain coupled with numbness, tingling or weakness in legs or feet