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Feels Like Needles Poking My Arm
Muscle cramping? : It's unlikely that a vein is cramping, but more likely that the underlying muscle is cramping. This might be from muscle fatigue after a lot of activity and use of that particular arm or hand. Local warm compresses may help. See a clinician if you also have numbness, lightning-like sensations, swelling and/or redness, or weakness in that arm or hand. Hope that helps. ...Read more
See your PCP 2 start: Unfortunately, there isn't quite enough information to make any kind of educated guess for you. The experience of needles "piercing" or "pricking" is one that is seen in many different disorders (often with a neurological involvement). As this type of pain usually stems from a misfiring of the neurons and how the signal is received in the brain. Start with your PCP to rule out basic disorders. ...Read more
My left arm hurts when my arm is lifted. Biceps hurt. Feels like tightening or something, not reall sore?
Shoudler the cause: The shoulder would be most likely suspect. This could be shoulder bursitis or tendonitis. When you get your evaluation your shoulder will be the focus. Besides a history and examination you may need imaging such as x-ray, ultrasound . An MRI would be decided after these examinations.It may or may not be necessary. Your symptoms can be improved with exercise, physical therapy, and medication. ...Read more
Paresthesias: Paresthesias refers to tingling secondary to nerve irritation. One of the most common causes for paresthesias in the hand is carpal tunnel syndrome. The next would be an ulnar neuropathy. And lastly the differential would include cervical spine disease. Vascular disorders would be unusual as both hands would likely be involved. Similarly, a peripheral neuropathy prefers the lower extremities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When sorta touch around the top of my belly button I get an uncomfortable feeling like pins and needles it's uncomfortable?
Tingling and numb feeling in my right pointer finger and thumb, when I look up or around it feels like I'm pulling something in my arm.
This may be a sign : Of nerve irritation or pinching in the neck or cervical region due to a number of causes with the most frequent being degenerative changes leading to the narrowing of an exiting nerve tunnel known as a Neuroforamen leading to some nerve compression or due to a disc herniation or both. There are also other possible causes as well. If symptoms progress or are troubling you, see your physician . ...Read more
Several thoughts: If you work a lot with your hands in household cleaning agents you could have a mild chemical burn. If so try using gloves. Are you diabetic ? It could be neuropathy esp if your feet are numb. I would see your doctor as a lot of things in term of neuropathies and a condition called reflex sympathetic dystrophy that are possible. ...Read more
Several causes: Your description is too nonspecific to offer a specific answer. Have the arm evaluated to determine the cause. ...Read more
I have weakness in my left hand my fingers and arm feels tight on my left arm i'm getting headaches and feels like something is stuck in my throat.
My right shoulder blade and arm hurt hands get tingles assleep. My left pinky started catching like stuck have to force open. Ring worm like rash tumm?
Various issues: Pain in the shoulder and hand of the same side is most likely due to pinching or impingement of a nerve root exiting the spine at the neck and caused by a bulging disc or vertebral spur. Hand tingling is often due to carpal tunnel syndrome caused by thickened ligaments in the wrist. A locking of a finger joint is usually due to joint damage. Rash is unrelated. A neurologist could dIagnose for you ...Read more
Left shoulder pins and needles down my arm, my index finger feels numb, feels like the blood flow is being trapped but chronic aching/hurting ?
Brachial plexitis: inflamation of your brachial plexus, group of nerves that come together as they are coming out of your cervical spine. This in my experience usually responds to a course of steroids, although for some reason the literature calls it "self limited". We usually don't know the cause, can be viral, due to a chronic inflamatory condition like lupus. Rarely due to spread of cancer. Should be checked. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pains shooting in hand, moved to bicep. Forearm felt tight and tingly. Pain has now moved to armpit. Bicep feels like it's been punched. Very painful?
Have it evaluated.: Then see a doctor and have the problem evaluated. You will not find the answer and the solution on the internet. ...Read more
My left side neck hurts...Where the pulse hurts..Also i get chill like feeling in my legs or thighs..In side feels like nerves but chill like feeling?
Unusual: For a normal healthy individual, this is uncommon. Did you experience an injury? You may want to undergo sensory testing as well as an xray. ...Read more
Muscle twitch: You are probably having twitches of your chest wall muscles. Generally not a cause for concern but talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more
Numbing of arm: You can do several things to make your arm numb so the cannulation (c) of your vascular access is less troublesome. One is ask the physician to order the nurses to inject some Lidocaine (l) over the sites they use for cannulation, or use some l ointment. Another option is to spray Ethyl Chloride over the access sites of c, this causes the skin to be numb for a brief period of time. Good luck. ...Read more
The nurse poked me with the needle my whole arm felt as if there were needles poking me down my whole arm & burned now I have shrap pains in my veins?
Arm pain : The nerve , artery and Vein are in very close proximity to each other in the arm . When the nurse picked you to get blood from your vein , there was no way to avoid touching the nerve . The pain should subside in a very short time . Apply some ice to the area . Take some Tylenol (acetaminophen) and the pain will pass . ...Read more
I have hiv/needle fear. Would I feel if I stepped on a needle or if someone I poked or injected me in my arm or back?
Fear: You have a phobia and should get counseling and perhaps desensitized to your needle phobia which is likely crippling your life. Until then, make sure you wear shoes or slippers with a solid sole at all times so that stepping on a needle would not be a concern. As for someone poking you with a needle, this is like worrying about being struck by lightning on a cloudless day. Help is on the way. ...Read more
Had really bad muscle tension from anxiety. My anxiety is gone now but today i have a sharp pain in my upper arm, like im being poked with a needle?
Breathing helps: Anxiety causes muscles to tighten. The brain is receiving an SOS and is getting ready to fight or flee. You can change that message by relaxing your thoughts using self hypnosis, or mindful meditation. Find a comfortable spot. Breathe deeply. Visualize a quiet, pleasant scene. Image a light, strong and healing flowing through your body. Let muscles relax as if little fists are letting go. Enjoy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arms & legs have pins and needles/burning/numbness. Nothing has irritated them. Have pain in head on either side, like being poked by a hot needle.
Eval: Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...Read more
Hi im feeling in my left arm like if they were poking me with needles in different places ive never have hadthis it hurts please help what is this?
What this is: Sounds like it may be a problem with the nerve roots or nerves in your left neck, shoulder or the arm itself. Can't tell you more without more information, but you shouldn't expect an answer on HealthTap to "What is this?" HealthTap is not a substitute for your personal MD. Please reread the HealthTap disclaimer. "Please help" is what you need to ask your doctor in his office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I always feel pain like needles poking in my chest both in front and back. It is always accompanied by nausea and tingling at the back of my left arm?
It would be best...: If you have not already done so, it would be best for you to schedule an appointment with your doctor to be evaluated for this. Although this could be due to some GI abnormality like acid reflux, it is most important , especially in women, to make sure that such symptoms are not to abnormality of the heart. See your doctor. ...Read more
I have sensation all over body like someone is poking me with needles. Off and on the skin of my arms and legs feels like a burning sensation. ?
New or Old?: Your symptoms sound like a generalized nerve problem or peripheral neuropathy that may be caused by illness (such as diabetes or thyroid deficiency) but are usually slow to develop and only in the feet and hands. If your symptoms are sudden, accompanied by weakness, or changes in your ability to walk, get an examination for a neurological problem immediately. Toxic exposures must also be tested. ...Read more
Every once in a while i get hives on the back of my hands & my arms, feels like a bunch of needles poking, and stings, but it doesn't itch. What is it?
What does it mean:shortness of breath poking needle feeling, arm pressure, fast heart beat while hiking? I'm 28 female i don't smoke or drink caffeine
I am hurting ALL over. And I mean ALL over. It feels somewhat muscular, but just touching my arm or anywhere hurts likes needles. Started last night.
This sounds: very much like the beginning of a VIRAL infection. Watch for a fever...rash etc .You may take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for the aching in the meantime! Check with you Primary Care Provider first thing Monday....unless the symptoms resolve. If you develop a FEVER seek medical help (walk In Unit/ER (last choice)! Hope this helps DrZ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a arm was severly crushed several years aga & when hot water hits it, it feels like needles are sticking it & its numb. Is this something to be concerned about?
Hello. : Hello. A crush injury can cause neurologic damage. The neurologic symptoms can continue long after the actual crush injury heals because the nervous system has been sensitized and now works differently. If this has not been evaluated, recommend that you advise your doctor, who can determine if further assessment is warranted. Medical acupuncture can be very helpful in this type of injury as it can assist with movement of stagnated blood, electricity (nerves) and qi (energy) through the local area or in the nerves that feed the affected area. Good luck. ...Read more
Only one needed: EMG NCS is performed on reasonable suspicion of diagnosis. I imagine you had symptoms in only one extremity. ...Read more
I had bloodwork today & ever since the needle came out I get a pinching feeling every time my arm bends. Is this normal, never happened to me. ?
What is it? I have arm pain. Sudden twinges in upper right arm lasted 5 mins no other symptoms felt like sharp knife or needle
Nerve pain: It is difficult to say without examining but the pain you are describing sounds like nerve pain. Nerves can get punched at the level of the neck giving burning shooting pains in the arms and neck. Arm pain can also be worrying as it may mean that you could be developing angina. You need to get examined by a doctor to get the correct diagnosis ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My left arm feels weird. Lately over the last few weeks it has been getting pins and needles easily and tonight it feels a little heavy?
T.O.S. ?: 30 yo female w. nearly chronic "heaviness, pins & needles" in one arm & symptoms occur at night; suggests impingement of brachial plexus in shoulder region. Absent proximate mechanical injury, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) to be considered. Parasthesias of TOS often occur in "pinky" (ulnar) region of wrist/hand & can be aroused by holding arm in "surrender" position for few minutes. See Osteopath ...Read more
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