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I have pins and needles down my right arm constantly?

I have pins and needles down my right arm constantly?

Pinch nerve: This may be due to a pinch nerve in the neck of pincing of the nerve near the elbow. It depends upon the distribution of the pins and needles. This can be evaluated and properly diagnosed by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Paresthesia (Definition)

Weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this ...Read more


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I have been getting pins and needles down my right arm for 2 weeks now an it's now aching too also today a sudden onset in my right leg it feels like?

I have been getting pins and needles down my right arm for 2 weeks now an it's now aching too also today a sudden onset in my right leg it feels like?

Neurologist: If the parasthesiae and aching were localised to the arm, I would suspect a nerve entrapment or compression by a cervical bulging disc or vertebral spur. However with leg involvement, I'm concerned about a possible left cerebral cortex disorder or even a left carotid artery blockage. I strongly recommend a consultation with a neurologist for diagnosis. Appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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I have been waking up for the last two weeks with very sore pins and needles down my right arm. Mainly my hand. Thanks?

I have been waking up for the last two weeks with very sore pins and needles down my right arm. Mainly my hand. Thanks?

Nerves: Can be a radiculopathy (pinched nerve) in the neck or even carpal tunnel syndrome. Have your doctor refer you to a neurologist or pm;r physician for an emg/nerve conduction study to better characterize these symptoms. ...Read more

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My wife Julie has pins and needles down the iner right arm. Her right thumb is numb and the right index finger also with pins and needles. Why please?

My wife Julie has pins and needles down the iner right arm. Her right thumb is numb and the right index finger also with pins and needles. Why please?

Does Julie: Have trouble with her neck? This type of problem is oft associated with a pinched nerve root in the cervical spine (neck). Of course there are other explanations as well, but this is the first thing that comes to mind. A series of plain x rays, a history and a physical exam, along with a neurological assessment should illuminate the problem. See a family doctor or internist to start the evaluation ...Read more

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I have constant pain in my right arm and pins and needles what is it?

Neuropathy: By description, it sounds like you have a pinching nerve in either your neck (cervical) area or your shoulder, where nerves can commonly get "pinched" and cause "parasthesias." You need to see a Doctor and get an evaluation, with some testing most likely such as an EMG, which would determine the extent of your issues. Then any treatment would follow. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Stiff neck that clicks when I move it, pins and needles from neck down right arm. R shoulder pain. What should I do? Numbness in arm- dead arm?

"pinched nerve": Sounds like you have a "pinched nerve" in your cervical vertebrae. See your family physician who may see fit to send you to an osteopathiic physician or a physiotherapist and maybe order an x-ray of your cervical spine. ...Read more

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Lower back pain numbness in right leg and right arm. Pins and needles in right arm down to fingertips. Please help.

Lower back pain numbness in right leg and right arm. Pins and needles in right arm down to fingertips. Please help.

Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain and burning pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Severe pain from neck into shoulder dull ache down right arm for 8 weeks now getting pins and needles in right hand is this a trapped nerve?

Severe pain from neck into shoulder dull ache down right arm for 8 weeks now getting pins and needles in right hand is this a trapped nerve?

Need exam: Difficult to determine without an examination. Differential diagnosis could be cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in neck), brachial plexopathy, peripheral nerve entrapment such as carpal tunnel syndrome (not uncommon for cts pain to travel up the arm), or even myofascial pain with trigger points. Would suggest physiatric evaluation for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have pins and needles/tingling sensation in my right arm and leg?

I have pins and needles/tingling sensation in my right arm and leg?

Possible stroke: If they suddenly came on and have persisted this may be a sensory type of stroke. You should head to an ER. ...Read more

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I have pins and needles and my right arm feels heavy, the same side as my drooped face. Should I go to er?

I have pins and needles and my right arm feels heavy, the same side as my drooped face. Should I go to er?

Yes!: If these symptoms are new, you should go to the ER immediately. Pins and needles can be caused by many things, but when associated with heaviness and a droopy face, I fear you could be having a stroke. There are treatments if you get to the ER within 4 1/2 hours from the time the symptoms started ...Read more

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Pins and needles in right arm?

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Nerve pain?: The sensation of "pins and needles" is classically related to neuropathic pain; is there a reason, such as trauma near the site, that would lead to this pain? ...Read more

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Numbness and pins. And needles right arm and hand?

Numbness and pins. And needles right arm and hand?

Consider nerve: Possible nerve compression at elbow or wrist, but could be higher in shoulder or neck. See a doctor, consider an EMG study. ...Read more

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Waking up with dull ache or pain and pins and needles in my right arm. Goes mostly when I get up but if evident on occasions during the day?

Waking up with dull ache or pain and pins and needles in my right arm. Goes mostly when I get up but if evident on occasions during the day?

Nerve issue: Could be nerve pinching at wrist or elbow, and either could be readily managed. An EMG test could help localize and provide directions for interventions. ...Read more

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When I sleep on my left im waking with pins and needles in my right arm. It goes away but starts again when I doze off but only if I lay on my left?

When I sleep on my left im waking with pins and needles in my right arm. It goes away but starts again when I doze off but only if I lay on my left?

Maybe CTS: You describe typical features of nocturnal symptoms of early carpal tunnel syndrome. A rather benign problem which can easily be treated, and worthwhile to get this addressed. Wearing a wrist splint at night might fully control your symptoms. ...Read more

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I used a hacksaw in my palm, and since I have had a pain when I raise my right arm, and also regular pins and needles from my tricep to my hand?

Be seen: If your symptoms persist see either a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician or a neurologist.

An exam is necessary. ...Read more

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I have a dull ache in my right arm throughout the day and pins and needles. Sometimes in my left side too. My hands and fingers swell up. What could?

I have a dull ache in my right arm throughout the day and pins and needles. Sometimes in my left side too. My hands and fingers swell up. What could?

Compression symptoms: These vague symptoms could have several sources, and I recommend you seek a medical exam and opinion. You may have some degree of thoracic outlet syndrome, which is caused by a compression of nerve and/or vein by the first rib. Again, please seek a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I have occipital neuralgia but now have pain in the left side of my neck that radiates down my arm and causes constant pins and needles on my left sid?

I have occipital neuralgia but now have pain in the left side of my neck that radiates down my arm and causes constant pins and needles on my left sid?

More details: Whether the occipital neuralgia and left sided symptoms are related are unclear, but since this seems new, you should be evaluated by your doctor minimally to assess for a neurologic cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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What would cause pins and needles down your left arm every so often?

A number of things: Could be radiculopathy (pinched nerve at the neck) or something as simple as carpal tunnel syndrome. The best way to know is emg/nerve conduction studies. Ask your doctor which tests should be performed. ...Read more

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Why would u constantly have pins and needles in ur arm/hand? What can u do to take it away?

Why would u constantly have pins and needles in ur arm/hand? What can u do to take it away?

Not normal: And suggests that a nerve is being pressed upon somewhere in your neck or arm. If it is both sides, you could have a chemical imbalance in your body. You need to have an examination to determine which it is. GOod luck! ...Read more

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Back knot/ pinching pain between left shoulder blade and spine (near myofascial), occasional pins and needles down the arm. On and off ~1year. Ideas?

Need to see an Orth-: Opod and/or a neurologist to be evaluated and diagnosed.
Probably will need MRI of the c ; t spines as well as nerve conduction tests.
Good luck! ...Read more

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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 more