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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."

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Last RevisedJuly 28, 2010

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