Numbness and tingling

Numbness is the inability to feel anything when the skin is touched. Tingling (paresthesia) is a pins-and-needles sensation, like when the foot "falls asleep."

Last Updated: July 28, 2008

Author: Jan Nissl, RN, BS

Medical Review: William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine

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