Multiple Sclerosis Community
9.21k Members
1174347 tn?1380569370

Does numbness, tingling, worsen circulation, generally?

Hi, all!  I am not dx'ed yet, but wondered if others have experienced this (maybe this indicates that it isn't MS).  I have been having numbness and tingling, off and on in various parts of my body, primarily in my extremities (it started on my left side only, then expanded), for over two years now.  

My question is...lately, I find that now, when I have any of my hands, arms, legs or feet, in a 'sustained' position (such as holding my phone while browsing the internet), for just a few minutes, a part of that arm, leg, etc, will begin to go numb.  Then when I change positions it goes away.  This is now happening quite frequently. I am even experiencing it, right now, while typing this post, on my phone. Has anyone else experienced this, please?  Thank you, in advance!  Jan.
7 Responses
987762 tn?1331027953
Are you saying that you experience numbness and tingling, 'only' when your hands, arms, legs and feet have been held in a bent position for awhile but it goes away when you move them?

eg crossing your legs or sitting on a chair, and your foot/feet and or leg(s) will go numb and or tingle but it goes back to normal when you move them out of that held position?

or whilst holding the phone to text, your neck is bent forward to look down, your arms are bent to hold the phone in front of you and your hand(s) and or arm(s) and if you hold that position you feel the numbness or tingling but it goes back to normal when you move out of that held position?

1174347 tn?1380569370
JJ - thank you for your reply.  This numbness and tingling that I get, after my hands or feet, or whatever body part, have been in a bent position, or in a sustained position, is 'in addition' to the continuous numbness and tingling I have, at times (it seems to last about two weeks), in my left foot, leg, arm, hand, and face.  I thought maybe, after having that continuous numbness for a while, it might then cause this 'temporary' numbness, when in some sustained position.  I hope I explained this adequately!  Thanks again, JJ.  Jan.
5485096 tn?1375574235
I have numbness from ms lesions in spine.
It comes and goes and then sometimes comes and stays and then goes.
Yes I also get the crossed legs, holding phone typing, and feels like cut off circulation numbness ... I have this a lot!! On top of numbness on and off for longer periods of time.
Is this ms? I do not know
Does ms and already having ms numbness make this worst? I assume so

I am interested in others take on this ... I also have a blood clotting disorder so I am always concerned with the numbness.
1174347 tn?1380569370
Cann...thank you for providing your experiences that sound pretty similar to mine...I don't feel as crazy, now...lol!  I will be interested to hear if any others get this also.  Hang in there, Cann!  Jan.
1241349 tn?1380982785
I have the same problem, my sated before I was diagnosed with ms and fibromyalgia my gets really bad and it happens when im sleeping to. it takes my numbness awhile to go away my legs are already numb it just get worse when I sit, stand or walk for any period  of time.  im still trying to find the answer for this.
Avatar universal
I get this and have MS and never had it before the MS reared its ugly head, so I assume its part of having MS.
5265383 tn?1483808356
I also get this when I'm having flares that involve hemiparesis, in my weak leg.  Can't sit in a recliner without setting off the leg -- although  mine will also spasm.
Have an Answer?
Top Neurology Answerers
987762 tn?1331027953
5265383 tn?1483808356
1756321 tn?1547095325
Queensland, Australia
1780921 tn?1499301793
Queen Creek, AZ
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out how beta-blocker eye drops show promising results for acute migraine relief.
In this special Missouri Medicine report, doctors examine advances in diagnosis and treatment of this devastating and costly neurodegenerative disease.
Here are 12 simple – and fun! – ways to boost your brainpower.
Discover some of the causes of dizziness and how to treat it.
Discover the common causes of headaches and how to treat headache pain.
Two of the largest studies on Alzheimer’s have yielded new clues about the disease