Tingling sensation, pain and stiffness to the leg develops upon waking up after sitting cross-legged for too long. This is very common complaint and experienced by many people and to be considered as something normal. And although not cause anything fatal, tingling can be a sign of a disturbance in the function of the nerves or blood flow.

Tingling Sensation

Tingling Sensation

To overcome the tingling is not difficult. You can massage or take some supplements like  vitamin B1, B6, and B12 to restore lost nerve function.

However, there are symptoms you need to look is when the numbness did not go away after the body is moved. Originally tingling experienced only a small organ, but then spread to the wider part. Originally tingling only happens once in a while, but became frequent. Or if a numbness tingling, you should immediately see a doctor.

Tingling sensation is a symptom of a serious disease.

Some serious health disorders characterized tingling symptoms include:

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes) with symptoms of feet thick, sometimes hot, tingling in fingertips constantly with pain tingling, especially at night.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) with symptoms of tingling fingers sensation to right hand, and then developed into numbness feel, when used on the move and to do activities. CTS can become more serious disorders when keep it silenced for long enough, for example 1-2 years.


Rheumatism can also cause tingling and thickness feeling. This is due to the joint pinched nerve. Tingling as rheumatoid arthritis will disappear when it cured.

Spine Infection

Infection spine with tingling symptoms will normally start off after severe flu. Tingling sensation will be felt in intensity, up from the toes up to the navel (belly centre). The cause is a virus cytomegalovirus (CMV).

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