Definitions for "Paresthesias"
Sensation of numbness, prickling, or tingling, heightened sensitivity. Experienced in central and peripheral nerve lesions and in locomotor ataxia.
Abnormal sensations occurring spontaneously or in response to stimulation. Paresthesias may include prickling, tingling, burning, or tickling feelings; numbness; "pins and needles"; or cramp-like sensations. Various neurologic movement disorders may be characterized by paresthesias, including restless legs syndrome (RLS), paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia (PKD), and paroxysmal non-kinesigenic dyskinesia (PNKD).
Sensations of "pins-and-needles" that develop with damage to a pain pathway. - A spontaneously occuring sensation of burning, prickling, or creeping on the skin that may or may not be associated with any physical findings on neurological examination.