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Paresthesia (Definition)

Weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this ...Read more


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Wanting to know why I keep having tingling feeling in heels while I am laying down in bed.

Wanting to know why I keep having tingling feeling in heels while I am laying down in bed.

Lower back..: If it is only while you are lying in bed, you would have to consider the increased pressure on the nerves involved in the lower back. This could be as simple as your bed, To remove all doubt, try lying on a firmed bed before visiting a specialist. ...Read more

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I am only 16 and have no health conditions. I get an occasional tingling sensation in my heels. What could cause this? Is it a concern?

I am only 16 and have no health conditions. I get an occasional tingling sensation in my heels. What could cause this? Is it a concern?

Should not be concer: If you are in good health and have had medical check ups with your pediatrician, than there should not be a concern. But if it persists and gets worse get it checked. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling in my heel?

What can cause tingling in my heel?

Nerve: Compression, or inflammation to the bottom of the heel such as with a heel spur or plantar fascitiis. Sometimes, nerve impingement in your back or at the level of the tarsal tunnel can cause similiar pain. ...Read more

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What causes tingling on heel of feet?

What causes tingling on heel of feet?

This can be: An entrapped nerve. Sometimes referred to as tarsal tunnel syndrome or a basters nerve entrapment. If its on both feet it may be due to a systemic disease like diabetes. There are many causes, I am just mentioning common ones here. ...Read more

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Tingling in left heel of foot. Feels like I need to rub it all the time?

Tingling in left heel of foot. Feels like I need to rub it all the time?

Few possibilities: This may be a nerve impingement of the medial calcaneal nerve or it can be a tarsal tunnel syndrome. There may be a plantar fascial component or it may be coming from a more proximal cause like a radiculopathy from the back.
Depending on your foot structure, orthotics may be beneficial. Sometimes injection therapy may be helpful. ...Read more

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Tingling in left heel when laying in a semi supine position. What could it be?

Could be many things: Is that the only time it hurts? What about when you arise from laying down? When your walking? It could be plantar fascitiis, tarsal tunnel or even a radiculopathy from your back. More info would be helpful.... ...Read more

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Bottom of heel pops when go onto tiptoe. Feels like strumming of harp strings, followed by cold tingling sensation in heel & ankle. What can this be?

Bottom of heel pops when go onto tiptoe. Feels like strumming of harp strings, followed by cold tingling sensation in heel & ankle. What can this be?

Cord or Chord??: The cold, tingling sensation of the heel and ankle is be caused by a temporary disruption of normal nerve impulses in a rather substantial nerve supplying the heel and ankle. The cause is no doubt from the harp string strumming and popping of one or more of the various, rather robust soft tissue elements located in that area of the foot. Start the evaluation by a seeing a specialist of foot/ankle. ...Read more

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I have had a rhythmic tingling in my right heel for 2 days now. I don't notice it as much when I'm walking around but notice it when resting/sitting?

I have had a rhythmic tingling in my right heel for 2 days now. I don't notice it as much when I'm walking around but notice it when resting/sitting?

You've got Rhythm.: I would say the rhythmic pattern is caused by the hearts beating rhythm. The fact that you feel it's rhythm means that the heel is likely inflamed. The inflammation causes congestion and pressure on the nerves which makes the tingle. Elevate your feet, higher than your heart, if you can. You might need some better foot wear to take some shock off your heel. ...Read more

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I hurt my left heel and ever since, I have had numbness and tingling in my left front thigh.

I hurt my left heel and ever since, I have had numbness and tingling in my left front thigh.

Not related: Not likely to be related. One fairly common cause of thigh numbness is a condition called meralgia parenthetica. Caused by entrapment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve at the groin. ...Read more

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I have tlingling sensation on my left heel. I had back injury 20 months ago. Is the tingling related to back problem?

I have tlingling sensation on my left heel. I had back injury 20 months ago. Is the tingling related to back problem?

This will require: A medical history, physical exam and possibly other studies to answer. Take care. ...Read more

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Why would I have a tingling/gripping type feeling in the inside part of my left heel/arch? Bothers me when I walk.

Why would I have a tingling/gripping type feeling in the inside part of my left heel/arch? Bothers me when I walk.

Nerve impingement: You probably have one of the following, tarsal tunnel syndrome, Lumbar raduculopathy (nerve pinching in spine), some kind of peripheral neuropathy, or maybe plantar fasciitis, or local sole of foot nerve entrapment. You should get an EMG/Nerve conduction study and a good neurological examination to distinguish. ...Read more

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Hey, I been experiencing a small tingling in the back of my heel. I don't experience any pain or swelling in my feet. It happens every few hours.

Hey, I been experiencing a small tingling in the back of my heel. I don't experience any pain or swelling in my feet. It happens every few hours.

Nervous Nerve.: Tingling is usually a sign that the nerve has been irritated and is initiating some spasmodic neural signals. Sometimes heat will help calm the nerve down, especially since there is no swelling. ...Read more

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I wore heels for several hours. After I took my shoes off, I felt a numb tingling sensation in my toes. It's been a week later and I still feel it.?

I wore heels for several hours. After I took my shoes off, I felt a numb tingling sensation in my toes. It's been a week later and I still feel it.?

Nerve damage: Sounds like you possibly irritated or damaged one or some of the nerves of the foot. It may take a little time for the sensation to return. If the problem continues, I would recommend being evaluated by either a podiatrist or neurologist. They could order a study to examine the nerves in the foot. ...Read more

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I have tingling in right heel on one single spot and also between third and fourth toe. It comes and goes, one day a week, transient but it never goes?

Hmmmm: That is a tough one, may be nerve irritation any time "tingling" is involved, or could be bone/heel spur that comes and goes as far as the pain/tingling foes? A foot dr. (podiatrist) would be able to best provide you with the most plausible diagnosis and best subsequent treatment. ...Read more

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What is happening to me its been atleast five days I have discomfort on heel when walking and a tingling or vibrating feeling on my Achilles tendon?

What is happening to me its been atleast five days I have discomfort on heel when walking and a tingling or vibrating feeling on my Achilles tendon?

Achilles tendonopath: Tendonopathy vs neuritis....Get examined. You can try a cushioned heel lift to see if that offers any relief. ...Read more

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What other problems could cause tingling in left heel when body temp rises besides ms. All mris negative for ms just t7-t8 herniation and L. Stenosis?

What other problems could cause tingling in left heel when body temp rises besides ms. All mris negative for ms just t7-t8 herniation and L. Stenosis?

Likely L stenosis: With limited information available I suspect the back problems are involved in your symptoms. A nerve conduction study might be needed in order to better explain your symptoms. Do discuss with your physician in order to pinpoint the cause for your symptom. ...Read more

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I feel tingling in my right heel when I don't use my foot. What could it be? Which doc should I see? I don't have any other problems just that tingling

Nerve condition...: Generally, when tingling is experienced, there is some type of nerve injury or irritation. See a podiatrist or neurologist for an exam. ...Read more

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I have slight tingling and numb-like sensation on my left foot heel only. It is located at the very back and under the back part of the heel. It is a?

I have slight tingling and numb-like sensation on my left foot heel only. It is located at the very back and under the back part of the heel. It is a?

Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve. ...Read more