Tingling when sitting cross-legged? Recognize the Causes and How to Overcome It

Tingling when sitting cross-legged? Recognize the Causes and How to Overcome It

Sahabat Hermina, tingling or paraesthesia is a condition characterized by a tingling or numb sensation accompanied by a feeling like being stabbed by a sharp object in a part of the body. Numbness and tingling usually stem from problems with the nervous or circulatory systems. Persistent pins and needles can result from a severe condition, such as a stroke.

Tingling can usually occur after sitting cross-legged. Sitting is a part of everyday life that is almost impossible to avoid. However, sitting activities may be one of the favorite positions that can cause a tingling sensation. What's more, if you do the wrong sitting activity.

Actually, what is the cause of pins and needles in general?

  • Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most common causes of pins and needles. In diabetic neuropathy, tingling and other symptoms will first be experienced in the feet, followed by the hands and up the arms.

  • Vitamin deficiency.

Someone certainly needs vitamins to maintain healthy nerves. However, if you lack vitamins such as B12, it can cause anemia. Meanwhile, too much B6 can also cause tingling in the hands and feet.

  • Injury.

An injury such as a sprained bone can cause nerve compression. In addition, nerve pain or trauma from an injury can cause pins and needles.

  • Multiple Sclerosis

This disease causes the body's immune system to attack the fatty myelin sheath around the nerve fibers of the brain and spinal cord. Tingling in the hands and feet is a common symptom.

Then, why can tingling occur when doing long sitting?

Sitting for long hours can cause poor circulation throughout the body. After circulation has slowed due to sitting, blood remains in the feet or hands. In the end, it can reduce the rate of blood flow. For someone with nerve pain, symptoms such as tingling or numbness will likely increase because sitting for long periods of time slowly damages the nerves over time. Sitting can affect the nerves that are most susceptible to the sensation of pain.

How to deal with pins and needles simply?

  • Stretch every 10-15 minutes to keep the blood flowing.
  • Walk for about 30 minutes to get some fresh air.
  • Stand up or do light movements such as stretching your toes or hands, stretching your neck and shoulders, and so on.
  • Use an ergonomic chair as needed to support good posture when working on a computer

Well, if you experience persistent pins and needles and feel that they are interfering with your activities, don't hesitate to consult the hospital or doctor in question to get the right treatment. Stay healthy.

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