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Wrist tingling/paresthesias

Wrist tingling/paresthesias: Introduction

The skin sensation of partial numbness or "pins and needles" or a type of "burning", "tingling" or "creeping" sensation of the skin, is known as a "paresthesia". Symptoms may start as a tingling (paresthesia) and change to a numbness, or there may be a combination of decreased sensation (numbness) but with heightened sensations at certain times or with stimulation. Any type of tingling, burning, or numbness is usually a symptom related to a sensory nerve being damaged, diseased, or injured. Causes depend on the exact location of the paresthesia sensations, but typically include a physical nerve injury type condition (e.g. a nerve entrapment or some type of pressure being applied to a nerve directly or to the spinal attachment of that nerve), or a disease condition affecting the nerves (e.g. neuropathy, diabetic neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and others). Having these sensory symptoms in multiple locations, or the recurrence of similar symptoms in different locations is a hallmark symptom of multiple sclerosis, so your doctor will likely ask about the past history of similar symptoms to assess the likelihood of multiple sclerosis as a diagnosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). Any of these tingling or numbness symptoms are more than just annoying; they can indicate a serious medical condition and require prompt medical diagnosis by a professional....more »

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Causes of Wrist tingling/paresthesias:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Wrist tingling/paresthesias. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Wrist tingling/paresthesias: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Wrist tingling/paresthesias

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How Common are these Causes of Wrist tingling/paresthesias?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Wrist tingling/paresthesias. Of the 12 causes of Wrist tingling/paresthesias that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 10 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Wrist tingling/paresthesias:

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Causes of Wrist tingling/paresthesias Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Wrist tingling/paresthesias based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Wrist tingling/paresthesias:

    Medical Conditions associated with Wrist tingling/paresthesias:

    Paresthesias (453 causes), Wrist symptoms (37 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Hand symptoms (2016 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Joint symptoms (1430 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Skeletal symptoms (4109 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Wrist tingling/paresthesias:

    Tingling (951 causes), Paresthesias (453 causes), Wrist bruise (10 causes), Wrist pain (45 causes), Wrist tingling (10 causes), Wrist weakness (33 causes), Wrist lump (20 causes), Peripheral artery disease (22 causes), Peripheral Neuropathy (299 causes), Sun burn (1 cause), Chemical burn (5 causes), Heat burn, Peripheral nerve trauma, Peripheral nerve compression, Brachial plexus injury, Cold (712 causes)

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