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Last night my right wrist was hurting now I have pins and needles in my hand?

Last night my right wrist was hurting now I have pins and needles in my hand?

Pins & needles: The sensation of pins and needles often follows nerve compression. A common site for this symptom is in the tips of the thumb and the first three fingers, when this occurs it suggests compression of the median nerve, or carpal tunnel syndrome. When the symptom affects the back of the hand, between the thumb and the first finger, consider radial nerve compression. Ulnar nerve affects pinky fngr ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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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


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I am a 24 F and I have been experiencing pins and needles in my hand by my baby finger it's worse if I move my hand a certain way, what could it be ?

I am a 24 F and I have been experiencing pins and needles in my hand by my baby finger it's worse if I move my hand a certain way, what could it be ?

Ulnar tunnel or rad: It could be ulnar tunnel syndrome or radial nerve or cervical disc or none of these. You could try wearing a wrist and see if that helps. If not you would be wise to see your physician. ...Read more

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For the past 24 hours I have been getting constant pins and needles in my hand and foot?

Numbness: This could be caused by many different reasons some of which can be quite serious including brain and spinal cord causes. I strongly recommend being evaluated by a physician asap to sort out the possible causes. ...Read more

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I dislocted my middle finger (middle joint) A sports trainer put it back into place. now I have pins and needles in the palm of my hand, is this norma?

I dislocted my middle finger (middle joint) A sports trainer put it back into place. now I have pins and needles in the palm of my hand, is this norma?

Timing of symptoms: The palm is innervated by the median and ulnar nerves. Depending on how the finger dislocation was treated (manipulation around the wrist), there may be some local nerve irritation. If the symptoms get worse you should see a neurologist. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000691.htm , http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000789.htm ...Read more

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I keep on having pins and needles on my right hand and it hits my pinkie the hardest ?

I keep on having pins and needles on my right hand and it hits my pinkie the hardest ?

Maybe ulnar neuropat: Ulnar neuropathy is a condition that can cause numbness or tingling in the hand, especially the pinky (5th) finger. It is commonly caused by compression of the nerve at the location of the inner elbow. It helps to avoid leaning the elbow on flat surfaces. There are times when the compression is inside the elbow and this may benefit from surgery. Hand weakness is an important issue in cases. ...Read more