While dustin has explained it in a modern way, I'll have my two cents talking about this problem in Ayurveda, the traditional Indian medicine.
Ayurveda describes that there is a poor blood circulation and vitiation of vata dosha. The body cells require oxygen constantly, and in certain quantity. For some or the other reason, if they don't get sufficient 'food' (i.e. oxygen), they start behaving abnormally and one of their characteristic of being abnormal is causing weakness, tingling or emptiness. Modern science considers 'neuropathy' as one of the causes and in most of the cases, the patients are prescribed with vitamin pills especially containing methylcobalamin.
But in Ayurveda, improving blood circulation (and so taking oxygen to every peripheral tissue) comes with good massage. The therapy can be augmented with medicated oil that has anti-vata properties. Some physiotherapy, massage, yoga etc. can help you get rid of this problem. Take a note that alternative medicines are never considered as a first line treatment. That's why they are alternative. So, what I suggested is beneficial in reducing/preventing it but it's not the primary treatment.