Tingling in the feet - Definition

June 2017


Definition


Paresthesia is described as a tingling sensation of varying duration and intensity. It may affect the feet or a larger area of the leg. In most cases, the causes of tingling are not dangerous, such as exposure to cold, or a nerve irritation due to prolonged compression of an area of the limb. However, the tingling can also be related to more serious problems, such as a worsening of diabetes (i.e., diabetic neuropathy) or a neurological disease such as multiple sclerosis or Guillain Barré syndrome.

Related

Published by Jeff. Latest update on November 26, 2013 at 12:52 PM by Jeff.
This document, titled "Tingling in the feet - Definition," is available under the Creative Commons license. Any copy, reuse, or modification of the content should be sufficiently credited to CCM Health (health.ccm.net).