Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview

Tingling Arms and Legs (both sides) Overview

Another name for Tingling Arms and Legs (both sides) is Tingling of the Arms and Legs (bilateral).

What is tingling of the arms and legs (bilateral)?
A person with tingling of the arms and legs (bilateral) has an abnormal feeling or sensation on the surface of the skin in arms and legs on both sides of the body. A variety of neurological diseases, spinal cord disease, and peripheral neuropathy, may cause tingling of the arms and legs. Additional causes of tingling in the arms and legs include a neck injury, diabetic neuropathy, and alcoholic neuropathy.

What are the symptoms of tingling of the arms and legs (bilateral)?
Symptoms that may occur with tingling of the arms and legs (bilateral) include dry skin, increased sensitivity to touch, arm pain (bilateral), arm numbness (bilateral), arm weakness (bilateral), leg pain (bilateral), leg numbness (bilateral), and leg weakness (bilateral).

How does the doctor treat tingling of the arms and legs (bilateral)?
Treatment for tingling of the arms and legs (bilateral) depends on the underlying cause. Treatment for arm and leg tingling may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, or vitamin supplements. Medications that may be used to treat painful symptoms of arm and leg tingling include narcotic pain medications, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, tricyclic antidepressants, and anticonvulsant medications.

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