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paresthesia

[‚par·əs′thē·zhə]
(medicine)
Tingling, crawling, or burning sensation of the skin.

Paresthesia

 

an unusual sensation of numbing, pricking, or creeping of the skin that arises either without external cause or under the action of various mechanical factors, such as pressure on a nerve or vessel. Paresthesia may be a manifestation of diseases of the peripheral nervous system or, more rarely, of the sensory centers of the spinal cord or brain.

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Pain and paraesthesia period: Almost in all patients, the paraesthesia and the pain increasing nocturnally can spread to median innervated fingers (thumb, index finger, middle finger).
For this reason, we suggest that practitioners using the in-plane ultrasound-guided technique should consider advancing the catheter only 1 to 2 cm beyond the needle tip and stopping if resistance or paraesthesia is encountered.
For example, if your right leg has a case of paraesthesia, pull your left ear for relief.
There was areflexia with grade 4 power in all limbs, and bilateral paraesthesia with profound loss of proprioception.
LEGAL COMMENTARY: The initial attempt created a paraesthesia, which was probably the inciting mechanism.
The consumption of large amounts of flavored tea may cause muscle cramps, fasciculation, paraesthesia, or blurred vision.
First is a numbness of the hand, termed paraesthesia.
Treating physicians should monitor patients for symptoms of neuropathy, such as hypoesthesia, hyperesthesia, paraesthesia, discomfort, a burning sensation, neuropathic pain or weakness and institute dose modifications accordingly.
Although radiofrequency ablation is less invasive than surgical stripping, potential complications include paraesthesia, superficial thrombophlebitis, deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, bruising, skin burns, and infection.
DPN is characterised by numbness and paraesthesia, typically of a burning quality with nocturnal worsening, most frequently in the feet and ankles and to a lesser extent in the upper extremities.
Neck and back pain is usually associated with paraesthesia of the upper and lower limbs and there may be associated abnormal motor, sensory and tendon reflexes.