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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

Dr. Gary Pess
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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 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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I have numbness, tingling with pins and needles in my fingers and arm (right side)a week ago. Now I feel it in my left side and even my legs(frontal)

I have numbness, tingling with pins and needles in my fingers and arm (right side)a week ago. Now I feel it in my left side and even my legs(frontal)

Pins & Needles: which are spreading. It is important to get this checked by your doctor. If something neurological he/she can help you identify and treat it. If it is anxiety you will learn that and can treat that also w/the help of a mental health professional. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a numb lower left back and top off my left leg and a little pins and needles in my left arm. I'm worried any ideas?

I have a numb lower left back and top off my left leg and a little pins and needles in my left arm. I'm worried any ideas?

I'm puzzled that...: ...You're worried but you haven't seen a doctor about it. There could be 1 cause or 2 separate causes. A single cause could be in your neck or brain. It could be minor things or it could be serious. If you're worried, is there a reason why you haven't seen a doctor about it? ...Read more

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Hi am wounding why am getting pins and needles on night in my left arm and sometimes in my fingers?

Hi am wounding why am getting pins and needles on night in my left arm and sometimes in my fingers?

Carpal tunnel: This may be carpal tunnel syndrome which often firsts presents as numbness and tingling in lower arm, wrist and hands at night and early morning due to wrist flexion at night. If it is not closer to wrist, it may be either a brachial plexus or cervical nerve root issue. Any trauma? Disc problems in neck? May need an EMG to figure it out, as well as a physical exam. Consider cts stretches and brace. ...Read more

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My chest feels really tight and have pins and neddles In my left ar.m?

My chest feels really tight and have pins and neddles In my left ar.m?

Cardiac cause: Seek medical attention ASAP. The symptoms you describe could be related to problems with your heart. Got the the Emergency Room to be checked out, to make sure the cause is not the heart. If it is, the sooner to treatment, the better. Seek medical attention>>>> ...Read more

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Pins and needles i suffer sometimes of pins and needles in my left arm if i bang my elbow i get a rush of pins and needles what can it be?

Pins and needles i suffer sometimes  of pins and needles in my left arm if i bang my elbow i get a rush of pins and needles what can it be?

Called "funny bone": That is called hitting one's "funny bone". When the nerve at the outside of the elbow gets hit, the abnormal nerve signals cause "pins and needles" for a minute or two. ...Read more

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I have left arm pain with numbness and tingling in my left pinky finger.

Agree: Agree that numbness and tingling in the pinky finger is likely a pinched nerve in the neck (c8) or injury to the ulnar nerve. Would suggest a physiatric or neurologic evaluation. May benefit from emg/ncv testing. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing sharp pains under left breast and pains down my left arm to my wrist, feels like pins and needles under my skin, all day long?

I have been experiencing sharp pains under left breast and pains down my left arm to my wrist, feels like pins and needles under my skin, all day long?

Shingles, possibly: Could be shingles, which often begins with pain in a linear distribution on one side, even before the blistery rash develops. Could also be a pinched sensory nerve, and there are other causes. If it is shingles, the sooner you start on treatment (valtrex, famvir, (famciclovir) etc.) the sooner you will have relief, so see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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I have had a pain in my shoulder that sends tingling down my left arm and numbness in my hand. What should I do?

I have had a pain in my shoulder that sends tingling down my left arm and numbness in my hand. What should I do?

Get an EMG/NCT: Paresthesia ; numbness in the hand and arm indicates nerve impingement. See a neurologist for an emg/nct. If proven to have nerve impingement in the neck then you will be referred to a neurosurgeon. If you have impingement of nerves at the elbow or hand , then you will be referred to a hand surgeon for surgical decompression. ...Read more

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I have a bad burning sensation in my left arm and left hand?

I have a bad burning sensation in my left arm and left hand?

Consider: Could be mechanical nerve compression at elbow or wrist, but due to possible referred cardiac pain to left arm, also check for possible angina. Your doctor needs to know what is occurring. ...Read more

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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

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Pain in my neck then had pins and needles in right hand and constant nerve twitching with all my fingers?

Pain in my neck then had pins and needles in right hand and constant nerve twitching with all my fingers?

Nerve: You may have a cervical radiculopathy or "pinched" nerve root in the neck. An emg/nerve conduction study can be helpful and is a test offered my most neurologists and physical medicine providers. As well, MRI of the c-spine can be helpful as well. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I recently sneezed alot and experienced pins and needles in my neck and shoulders. Right now, the left side of my shoulder blade and lung hurts.

I recently sneezed alot and experienced pins and needles in my neck and shoulders. Right now, the left side of my shoulder blade and lung hurts.

Probable pneumonia: It is likely that you have a viral pneumonia, possibly influenza. I would suggest that you seek medical attention however, as the pins and needles sensation and lung hurting description could represent a cardiac problem ...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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I have chest pain and pins needles in my left hand. Is this serious?

I have chest pain and pins needles in my left hand. Is this serious?

Must check the heart: Any person with chest pain and left arm or hand symptoms has to go to his doctor or the E.R. To be checked right away for a heart attack. That means not waiting at home to see if it turns into a bad heart attack. As the saying goes, "better safe than sorry". ...Read more

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I have numbness in both my legs and hands and left shoulder . Burning in my feet and my left shoulder. I have not beeen in a wreck or been injured.

I have numbness in both my legs and hands and left shoulder . Burning in my feet and my left shoulder. I have not beeen in a wreck or been injured.

Difficult to say: There could be several possible explanations. Peripheral neuropathy, cervical myelopathy and ms are amongst the common conditions causing such symptoms. Consultation with a neurologist would be advisable to determine the correct diagnosis and start appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have had pins and needles in my left arm for 3 week but only while typing. What is that?

I have had pins and needles in my left arm for 3 week but only while typing. What is that?

Stop typing!: Sorry, the temptation to invoke an old henny youngman joke was just too strong. What's happening is that one of the sensory nerves in your left arm is getting irritated or inflamed when you type. Try moving your left arm until you find a position that doesn't irritate the nerve. If you can't, you'll need to see a neurologist to make sure you don't have a pinched nerve or something similar. ...Read more

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I have numb fingertips and pins and needles in my left arm ?

I have numb fingertips and pins and needles in my left arm ?

Parasthesiae: These symptoms can be caused by carpal tunnel syndrome due to wrist ligaments pressing on nerves going to the hand. Forearm symptoms can also occur. Repetitive motions of the wrist cause the thickened wrist ligaments. Other less likely possibilities include nerve impingement at the neck or lesions of the right side of the brain cortex. I recommend consulting a hand surgeon or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Pins and needles i suffer sometimes of pins and needles in my left arm if i bang my elbow i get a rush of pins and needles what can it be?

Called "funny bone": That is called hitting one's "funny bone". When the nerve at the outside of the elbow gets hit, the abnormal nerve signals cause "pins and needles" for a minute or two. ...Read more

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Hi i woke up early hours of this morning with pins and needles in my left arm and i still have it now, I've suffered with tachicardia in the past?

Hi i woke up early hours of this morning with pins and needles in my left arm and i still have it now, I've suffered with tachicardia in the past?

See your doctor!: A historty of a fast heart rate (tachycardia) and any chest or arm related discomfort warrants immediate attention by your doctor, urgent care center or emergency room. An ekg and a set of cardiac enzymes is necessary to rule out your heart as the cause of this condition. It is always best to keep a copy of a recent ekg or be seen by a facility that knows your history to compare at present. ...Read more

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I have a pinched nerve. When moving my neck, I get pins and needles in my left arm. What should I do?

I have a pinched nerve. When moving my neck, I get pins and needles in my left arm. What should I do?

Cervical Disc: Your symptoms of paresthesias in the left arm with neck movement are commonly seen with a cervical disc herniation. Oral steroids may be of benefit to reduce any inflammation of the nerve but an MRI scan would be warranted if the symptoms are not improving or worsening. Consider seeing a neurosurgeon and, at your age, one who is interested in arthroplasty for motion preservation. ...Read more

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I have a numb lower left back and top off my left leg and a little pins and needles in my left arm. I'm worried any ideas?

I'm puzzled that...: ...You're worried but you haven't seen a doctor about it. There could be 1 cause or 2 separate causes. A single cause could be in your neck or brain. It could be minor things or it could be serious. If you're worried, is there a reason why you haven't seen a doctor about it? ...Read more

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I experience pins and needles in my left arm especially thumb and 1st three fingers during sleep. I have had ASDF surgery two years. What can I do?

I experience pins and needles in my left arm especially thumb and 1st three fingers during sleep. I have had ASDF surgery two years. What can I do?

Follow up needed: In light of recent ACDF procedure, you new onset syndrome suggests possible nerve compression again in the cervical spine. A follow up visit with your surgeon is warranted to figure out causes.

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Im a 38 year old male and I have a pain radiating down my left arm and it feels like a pinched nerve. I also get pins and needles in this arm daicthis?

Yes, pinched nerve: Yes, sounds like a classic pinched nerve aka radiculopathy. It will usually resolve on its own, but mechanical cervical traction in physical therapy can help greatly. If pain is severe and/or disabling, then a cervical epidural steroid injection would help. ...Read more

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What can causes pins and needles in left arm, leg and foot?

What can causes pins and needles in left arm, leg and foot?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Pins and needles in my chin that switches from side to side. Also having pins and needles in left arm, lips and burning in middle of chest.

Pins and needles in my chin that switches from side to side. Also having pins and needles in left arm, lips and burning in middle of chest.

Need workup: Your symptoms require a thorough history and work up using laboratory and possibly other diagnostic tests. If you would like to talk about this on a more personal level to see if we can move this along please visit me at:www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi and use the key code: PDXFNR to set up a virtual appointment. ...Read more

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I keep getting pins and needles in hands and feet. I recently woke up and my left arm was numb it really frightened me ?

I keep getting pins and needles in hands and feet. I recently woke up and my left arm was numb it really frightened me ?

Pins and needles: given your youthful age (listed as 26) doubt that its something serious. Sounds like a nerve is being compressed- sort of like what happens when your foot goes to sleep or you hit your "funny bone" It may be related to positioning while sleeping. Good luck ...Read more

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I am 19 and got sudden pins and needles in left arm and hand. They go away with a bit of movement or so. I also suffer from anxiety. Any thoughts?

I am 19 and got sudden pins and needles in left arm and hand. They go away with a bit of movement or so. I also suffer from anxiety. Any thoughts?

Not serious: Did it feel like a tingling sensation? It might have been due to some anxiety symptoms, which are sometimes accompanied by transient numbness or tingling sensations called "paresthesias.". ...Read more

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How can I stop this left arm pins and needles sensation?

Nerve impingement?: You are describing impingement of a nerve. Now the question is "where?" make an appointment with your doctor to begin trying to find out. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Mass
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Numbness And Tingling (Definition)

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