Term: paresthesia or paraesthesia (in British English)
Literally meaning: “morbid sensation”
Origin: Anc Greek
παρα-/para-(=pefix denoting “beside”, “near”, “contrary of”)
αίσθησις/esthisis(noun))/(=perception )> αϊω/aio(=see, hear
Paresthesia is a sensation of numbness, itching or tingling on the skin usually in the extremities ( hands, feet, fingers, and toes). Chronic paresthesia over a long period of time is generally a sign of a nerve damage.