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A 31-year-old female asked:

i get pins and needles in the balls of my feet worse when i lay down with a tight chest. what can cause this? i do have varicose veins also.

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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
Not due to veins.: Your symptoms of pins and needles and tight chest have nothing to do with your varicose veins. You should first have the tight chest symptoms evaluated by a cardiologist to rule out any cardiac disease. A neurologist can evaluate your nerve symptoms and a vein specialist an evaluate your varicose veins.

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Last updated Feb 25, 2015

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