Tingling is a nerve sensation symptom that can affect various body areas. Common types are tingling toes and tingling fingers, but almost any area can be affected. The medical term for this type of symptom is paresthesia, which may describe sensation changes ranging from numbness to severe pain-like sensations. Tingling may be related to numbness or partial numbness. Other commonly used descriptions include burning sensations, creeping or crawling sensations, pins-and-needles, and so on. Tingling is usually a type of nerve pain and must be distinguished from other types of pain. Many different causes of tingling are possible, ranging from nerve disorders (causing neuropathy) such as peripheral neuropathy, nerve entrapment disorders, multiple sclerosis, diabetes (undiagnosed or poorly controlled), infections (e.g. shingles) and many other possible causes depending on the location and other symptoms. Any tingling symptom needs prompt professional medical diagnosis.
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- Nerve Disorders: Nerve disorders may affect movement or sensations. Nerves are part of the nervous system, including the spinal cord and central
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- Neuropathy: Neuropathy is a general term for a disorder of the nerves. Neuropathy may affect many different nerve systems: peripheral neuropathy
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- Peripheral Neuropathy: Peripheral Neuropathy is nerve damage or nerve inflammation (neuropathy) affecting the peripheral limbs, which means the arms/hands and/or
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- Multiple Sclerosis: Multiple Sclerosis (often called just “MS”) is a disease of the spinal cord and nerves. The cause is an attack
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- Diabetes: Diabetes is a metabolic disease where the body loses the ability to properly process sugars (glucose). The full medical name
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