By Lynn Lofton
South Mississippi Living
Everyone occasionally experiences that feeling of numbness or tingling in a foot when we say, Two medical specialists say that’s not a problem – unless it persists.
The official term is paresthesia, according to internal medicine physician Dr. Timothy Ivey of Singing River Health System. he said.
Dr. Renita Parker, a podiatrist at Memorial Stone County Medical Center in Wiggins, says,
‘Whether or not it’s a serious situation depends on the root issue of the problem. she adds.
Ivey notes that numbness that persists, worsens, or spreads can be indicative of a more serious medical condition such as a Transient lschaemic Attack (TIA). TIA is a stroke causing minor, temporary symptoms.
Both physicians advise anyone having frequent numbness, tingling, or burning to seek medical attention to ensure their issue is addressed. Parker said.