What is numbness?

  • (noun): Partial or total lack of sensation in a part of the body; a symptom of nerve damage or dysfunction.

Some articles on numbness:

Ulnar Nerve Entrapment - Signs and Symptoms
... known as cubital tunnel syndrome, causes numbness in the small finger (also known as the "pinky"), along the half (lengthwise) of the ring finger ... Initially, the numbness is transient and usually occurs in the middle of the night or in the morning ... Over time, the numbness is there all of the time, and weakness of the hand sets in ...
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
... syndrome (CTS) is an entrapment median neuropathy, causing paresthesia, pain, numbness, and other symptoms in the distribution of the median nerve due to its compression at the wrist in ... The main symptom of CTS is intermittent numbness of the thumb, index, long and radial half of the ring finger ... The numbness often occurs at night, with the hypothesis that the wrists are held flexed during sleep ...
Bicycle Saddle - Issues - Erectile Dysfunction and Genital Numbness
... Bicycle riding has been correlated with genital numbness, erectile dysfunction (ED) and perianal hematoma, and several studies have shown that long-distance cyclists have an increased incidence of ED as compared ... ED and genital numbness result from compression of the cyclists' perineal region while sitting on their saddles ... (However, most current research excludes discussion of female sexual dysfunction and genital numbness.) ...
Pudendal Nerve Entrapment - Symptoms
... called "cyclist syndrome), who can rarely develop recurrent numbness of the penis and scrotum after prolonged cycling, or an altered sensation of ejaculation, with disturbance of micturition (urination ... syndromes, presenting as genitalia numbness, are amongst the most common bicycling associated urogenital problems ... Other than positional pain and numbness, the main symptoms are fecal incontinence and urinary incontinence ...
Lithium (Evanescence Song) - Background
... Amy Lee describes the song as a song "which embraces feeling over numbness." During an interview with VH1, Lee said, “ I wrote the chorus on the guitar when I was about 16 ... It's sort of a metaphor about numbness and happiness and sort of like, it's me looking at happiness in a negative way because I've always been, you know, kind of afraid to be happy ... And describing happiness is lithium, it's like saying 'that's numbness, I won't be able to be an artist anymore if I'm happy', which is hilarious because that's just not ...