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Tingling, Burning and Pain in Fingers,
Hands, Feet, Arms or Legs and Toes
Tingling is an abnormal
sensation that can occur anywhere in the body. It is
most often felt in the fingers, hands, feet, arms or
legs. It can be defined as a prickling, stinging
sensation. It is more often called "pins and
needles" or of a limb "falling asleep".
It is also referred to as paresthesias by the medical
Most often tingling is
temporary and the result of pressure on the nerves
such as when you sleep on your arm or cross your legs
for too long. It is soon relieved by removing the
pressure that caused it.
In some cases, however,
tingling can be severe, and can be chronic. It can
also be accompanied by other symptoms such as pain,
numbness, and muscle weakness. In these cases,
tingling is a sign of nerve damage, or neuropathy.
Tingling can become burning and pain.
Neuropathy can be the result of injuring a nerve due
to trauma, pressure on one the nerves of the spine
such as a slipped or herniated disk, repetitive stress
injuries, bacterial or viral infections, chemical
toxicity, vitamin deficiencies caused by medications
or poor diet. Diabetes is the most common cause and
effects 60% of diabetics. The high blood sugar causes
the nerve damage. There are many causes. For a list go
Finding the cause of
neuropathy will enable you to eliminate the reason for
the damage, and stop more damage from happening. This
can be getting a spinal adjustment from a chiropractor
to take the compression off of a nerve (as carpal
tunnel syndrome or spinal misalignment). If you have
diabetes, you can get control of your blood sugar.
Finding out what deficiencies you have and correct
them. For each cause, there is something that can be
done to stop further damage.
What to do about the nerve
damage that is already there?
Sometimes if the damage is not too bad, giving the
body time to heal will eliminate the symptoms, but all
too often, the body is missing the nutrients in the
quantities it needs to make the necessary repairs.
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