Buzzing sensation in the feet, toes, hands, fingers, arms, legs
Your feet, toes, hands, fingers, arms, legs or even your entire body may feel like it is buzzing, shaking, vibrating, or trembling. This feeling may occur rarely, frequently, or persistently, and may occur in one part of your body, or migrate from location to location.
While some people may be able to control this feeling by calming themselves down or by tightening and loosening their muscles, most often this symptom occurs involuntarily, meaning there isn’t much we can do to stop it from occurring.
Some people experience this feeling when moving their feet, hands, arms, or legs, while others experience this feeling all the time regardless of movement.
It’s common for this symptom to be more noticeable when trying to rest or go to sleep.
It’s also common for this symptom to occur intermittently and for no apparent reason. For example, you may be resting when all of a sudden, and for no apparent reason, a part of your body begins to feel like it’s buzzing/vibrating/trembling. Then for no apparent reason, moments later, it disappears, only to return again later, even though you haven’t changed position or done anything to alleviate the feeling. All of the above manifestations are common.
Chapter 9 in the member's area of our website is our Anxiety Symptoms chapter. We list all of the symptoms commonly associated with anxiety disorder in this chapter, including Buzzing feet, toes, hands, fingers, arms, and legs.
Each symptom listed in Chapter 9 in the member's area contains a complete description of what the symptom feels like and how others describe it, we explain why anxiety causes each symptom, we provide natural and practical ways you can eliminate each symptom, and how common each symptom is (the percentage of people who experience it).
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Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated April 2015.