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How do you stop pins and needles when you have drop foot?

How do you stop pins and needles when you have drop foot?

Many ways: If the cause of foot drop can be treated then abnormal sensations can be controlled. Various drugs like neuron tin, cymbalta, (duloxetine) tegretol, etc can help. Also do not forget physical therapy. ...Read more

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Footdrop (Definition)

Foot drop usually refers to the inability to dorsiflex the foot (ie lift your ankle up) this can be associated with a variety of conditions. The most common are dorsiflexor injuries, peripheral nerve injuries, and stroke. Less common causes are neuropathies, ...Read more


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Why does my foot get pins and needles when i keep it elevated. I have a cast on?

Why does my foot get pins and needles when i keep it elevated. I have a cast on?

Nerve: The swelling from the fracture and the cast itself can cause pressure on the nerves to your foot . These parasthesias( pins and needles) are usually normal ; however if they increase in severity or u have increasing pain ass.W/ these parasthesias see your ors. Sometimes the cast and swelling can cause too much pressure and will need 'splitting' or removal. Gl! ...Read more

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The left side/bottom of my right foot gets a strange shock sensation when I walk then goes to pins and needles when not moving no noticeable swelling ?

The left side/bottom of my right foot gets a strange shock sensation when I walk then goes to pins and needles when not moving no noticeable swelling ?

Get an EMG: Evaluation by a neurologist or PM&R physician would be helpful. An EMG may be needed to determine precisely where your sensations are likely coming from. *An EMG is a neurophysiologic test that uses electrodes, small electrical shocks and very fine needles to assess the function of nerves. ...Read more

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My right foot and occasionally the fingers in my right hand get semi-numb (pins and needles) when I lay down at night. Circulation or nerve injury?

My right foot and occasionally the fingers in my right hand get semi-numb (pins and needles) when I lay down at night. Circulation or nerve injury?

Possibly.. But....: Circulatory and nerve issues are certainly two possibilities, however, more information is need to isolate the cause or causes of your symptoms. It is probably best to begin with a thorough evaluation, beginning with a history and physical, and a systems review directed at your symptoms. A competent family or general practicioner is a great place to start. ...Read more

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What causes pins and needles in your feet?

What causes pins and needles in your feet?

MANY things.: Could be peripheral neuropathy. It could also be a reaction to a chemical in your house or a cleaning product. Carbon monoxide exposure, heavy metal exposure (lead, arsenic), vitamin deficiency, radiation exposure, and electrolye imbalances are just a few possible causes. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I have really bad pins and needles in my feet and they won't go away and it's painful, help?

I have really bad pins and needles in my feet and they won't go away and it's painful, help?

Lots of things: There are a great many things that can cause what you're describing. Without knowing anything of your medical history, the best thing is to simply have you see your doc right away and get this evaluated. ...Read more

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What happen if there has being regular experience of pins and needles in the body and more often it happens in my both foot. Thank you.

What happen if there has being regular experience of pins and needles in the body and more often it happens in my both foot. Thank you.

Neuropathy: Pins and needles sensation may be due to a peripheral neuropathy such as seen in diabetes or vitamin B12 deficiency. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate you and order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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My feet are feeling very shaky and also I think they have like pins and needles feeling but it's not the actually pins and needles. Also I feel sick.

My  feet are feeling very shaky and also I think they have like pins and needles feeling but it's not the actually pins and needles. Also I feel sick.

Need a checkup: "Pins and needles" sensation can be due to a peripheral neuropathy. that is a problem with the nerves to the legs that can be due to a number of problems, ranging from vitamin deficiencies to diabetes. You need a thorough evaluation by your physician to find the cause and to treat it. ...Read more

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Paresthesia (Definition)

Paresthesia is a symptom in which a person has sensations of tingling or "pins and needles" on some or all of his skin. If a person sleeps on top of his arm, he may have paresthesia in the arm for a short ...Read more