Numbness is an unusual or pricking sensation that occurs in any parts of the body. These sensations are mostly felt in arms, feet and legs. If numbness persists without any obvious cause, then it could be a symptom of disease or injury. Symptoms of Numbness or:
• Tingling or pricking sensation
• Muscle spasms
• Burning sensation
• Slurred speech
• Weakness or severe pain
HOW IS NUMBNESS DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician diagnoses Numbness by examining the medical history of the patient and conducting a physical examination. Also, the doctor may conduct a blood test, electrolyte level testing, thyroid function testing, X-ray, and angiography, among others to determine the cause of Numbness.
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.