Numbness is the inability to feel anything when your skin is
touched. Tingling (paresthesia) is a pins-and-needles sensation, like when your
foot "falls asleep."
June 27, 2012
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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