Paresthesia Numbness

General or Other | Neurology | Paresthesia Numbness (Symptom)


Abnormal sensations such as prickling, tingling, itching, burning or cold, skin crawling or impaired sensations are all called parasthesia. These symptoms usually arise from nerve damage (neuropathy). Continued nerve damage can lead to numbness (lost of sensation) or paralysis (loss of movement and sensation).


Numbness may appear due to problems with the sanguine flow, injury, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, neurological problems, osteoarthritis, Raynauds phenomenon and rheumatoid arthritis. The numbness of the fingers is usually the result of conditions that affect the nerves and / or blood vessels supplying the hand. The numbness of the fingers is often associated with tingling.

These symptoms are known as paresthesia of the fingers. Among the causes of numbness include: arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and tarsal tunnel syndrome, diabetes (type 1 and type 2), elbow pain, freezing and cold, related injuries climate, peripheral vascular disease, multiple sclerosis and others.

The lesions can impact your fingers and make these remain a bit crooked or stiff, but your hand can still work well. The fingers do not need to open or close completely to be functional. Numbness or tingling in the fingers may be a sign of a problem with the nerves or blood flow.

The toe numbness is any abnormal condition in which a loss of sensation in the toes is felt. It is usually due to lack of blood supply to the toes or nerve damage. The toe numbness can also result from infection, inflammation, trauma, malignant tumors and other abnormal processes. Most cases of toe numbness are not due to life-threatening disorders.