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If you’ve experienced stabbing pain, numbness and tingling in the upper or lower extremity, please Schedule an appointment with one of our  orthopedic specialists as soon as possible.

What is Paresthesia?

Physicians define Paresthesia as a sensation characterized by numbness, burning, or a “pins-and-needles” feeling that can manifest in the limbs due to various factors. Most individuals experiencing paresthesia describe it as akin to their limb “falling asleep.”

Temporary paresthesia typically arises from excessive pressure on a nerve coupled with compromised blood circulation. Sitting in an awkward position, using an uncomfortable chair, or sleeping with pressure on an arm can all lead to a temporary version for this condition.

However, if the this condition arises on its own and does not go away after a short time it may warn of nerve damage such as cauda equina syndrome.

Chronic Sympotoms 

Numbness, weakness, tingling, burning sensation, and cold sensation are all manifestations associated with paresthesia. Numbness refers to a loss of sensation, weakness implies a decrease in muscle strength, tingling signifies a prickling or “pins-and-needles” feeling, burning sensation describes a fiery or scalding feeling, and cold sensation indicates an abnormal perception of coldness. These sensations can occur individually or in combination, often signaling underlying nerve or circulatory issues.


Chronic paresthesia due to nerve damage can also induce stabbing pains. Intense paresthesia in the upper extremities can lead to difficulties grasping or holding objects due to numb hands and numb fingers, and paresthesia in the lower extremities can cause difficulty walking without falling or stumbling.

If you have any questions for our Spine orthopedic or pain management specialists, give us a call at 817-697-4038, or contact us over the web. Tele-medicine appointments are also available.