• Paresthesia

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What is?

  • = Para (Abnormal) + esthesis (feeling)
  • Symptoms of abnormal sensations in the body usually in feet, hands, legs and arms.
  • Described in different words including
    • Numbness
    • Tingling
    • Pins and needles
    • Burning
    • Cold
    • Prickling
    • Fell asleep
    • Crawling

Underlying causes:

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Causes related to rehabilitation field Including but not limited to

  • Entrapment neuropathies: Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common
  • Polyneuropathies: Diabetes mellitus, Thyroid disease, Renal failure, some drugs (Chemotherapy, immunosuppressant), Lead poisoning (Opium addiction in our country)
  • Stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis

Do I need tests?

Based on situations and differential diagnoses, tests such as electrodiagnostic tests (EMG – NCS – VEP, SSEP, ABR), blood tests and MRI may be advised.