I know I'm way late to the thread here, but I want to jump in and agree that you did the right thing.
Any time you have tingling or numbness or any kind of prolonged condition that impacts routine activites it's always best to get them checked out ASAP.
I learned this the hard way.
I used to play basketball semi-professionally and ended up rolling an ankle that I had previously broken years back. I went to the doctor because everything was covered through the team I was playing for. Doctor told me to give it a few weeks and I'd be fine. I listened to the doctor, came back and finished the last week of the season with no problems.
A few days later I was playing in a church league with some co-workers and ended up re-rolling the ankle, a bit more severely this time. I just took the advice the doctor told me and re-applied it to this injury. Gave it a month, came back, within a month I had rolled it again. Did it again another month or so down the road.
After the 4th time doing this I noticed that it was hard for me to even drive my car because it hurt every time I extended my foot to press the accelerator down. I ended up going to a specialist who did an MRI and due to all the trauma I had put it though, I had developed a huge cyst in my ankle. Ended up costing me about $1,500 out of pocket for the surgery (with great insurance at the time). Without insurance I would have been looking at around $16,000-$22,000.
The specialist told me that had I just gone to the doctor I would have had a few $20 co-pays and maybe some physical thearpy (which my insurance would have covered), but avoided the surgery.
Also completely torpedoed my basketball "career" (though it was never really much of one to begin with)
But yea, while small tweaks and sprains can be ignored... things like tingling (often neurological) or shooting pains that impact daily/routine activites should always be checked.
9 out of 10 times you end up wakling out with a clean bill of health and told it will heal naturally, but that one time you're wrong could end up costing you thousands of dollars out of pocket.
Playing basketball I had a lot of buddies who tried to play through stress fractures (they didn't know they were stress fractures because they skipped on the x-rays), ended up breaking the bone and instead of missing a month, ended up missing an entire season. Some did lasting damage that they will probably feel for the rest of their life.