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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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Dizzy, nauseous, pins and needles occasionally in my face. Right ear and arm pain, stiff paining fingers. Light lower back and stomach cramps?

Dizzy, nauseous, pins and needles occasionally in my face. Right ear and arm pain, stiff paining fingers. Light lower back and stomach cramps?

See doctor: Not knowing how long you have had these symptoms, suggest you contact your doctor. Until then be sure that you have enough fluid and electrolytes (sports drink?) intake. ...Read more

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When I nurse my baby, I get a tingly sensation in my breasts, almost like pins and needles. It goes away after a few seconds. What is that?

When I nurse my baby, I get a tingly sensation in my breasts, almost like pins and needles. It goes away after a few seconds. What is that?

Breastfeeding: The tingling sensation you are having is milk letdown. It is completely normal. Congratulations on giving your baby the best possible nutrition available! ...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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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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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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Can carpel tunnel cause both hands to turn freezing cold? I have been having my arms at night fall asleep and get the pins and needles and numb feeling in both arms. For the last week my hands ache they feel almost swollen like and my sensation in my fing

Can carpel tunnel cause both hands to turn freezing cold? I have been having my arms at night fall asleep and get the pins and needles and numb feeling in both arms. For the last week my hands ache they feel almost swollen like and my sensation in my fing

There: There has been a lot written about non-occupational risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome. In one study out of boston about 11-12 years ago in fact it was determined that women who took birth control pills had an increased incidence of carpal tunnle compared to women who did not. The problem with a lot of studies is that while statistically it seems to implicate certain behaviors or co medical conditions or medications it doesn't help you as an individual trying to do what is right for yourself. Remember that a study like that offers guidance as a risk factor but may not imply a direct cause. There are a lot of coincidences too.

Tingling and numbness in the hand can be from carpal tunnel but aching, coldness can occur form that or other issues.

As far as stopping or starting birth control, talk with your doctor. Your neurologist should be able to clarify whether you have carpal tunnel or not and ifyou are not getting success with the treatment offered maybe you want to ask your neurologist about an emg/nerve conduction study or perhaps see a hand surgeon in your area.

If your curiuos you can look at the one of the styudies I am talking about, but none of these dtudies offer a direct cause and effect ie you can't say bcp lead to cts just that its been identified as a factor in this one study in this one population (the people studied). ...Read more

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What does ache and pins and needles in left forearm and hand be caused from?

What does ache and pins and needles in left forearm and hand be caused from?

Several Reasons: Collette, this could be sore muscles from repetitive activity or nerve irritation. If you have discomfort at night try a wrist brace to keep your wrist still to see if this helps. Simple stretches might help as well.
See your doctor if these simple approaches to do not help. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pins and needles in my arm?

What to do if I have pins and needles in my arm?

Get medical exam: Cervical compression, or peripheral
Nerve entrapments are the most common cause of this problem. A PMR doc, neurologist, or your family doc can perform an exam and order appropriate testing to get a diagnosis for your cause. ...Read more

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Pins and needles in right arm?

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Pins and needles in right arm?

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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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Any explanation for why I get pins and needles in my arms all the time?

Several possible: Could be due to hyperventilation, low ionized calcium, a medication reaction (topirimate), but might even be bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome. See your doctor, check if you have a Chvostek's sign. ...Read more

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Can you tell me reasons why I get pins and needles in my arms all the time?

Variety of Causes: Most often people think pins and needles in the arm automatically means carpal tunnel. This is often misdiagnosed. A cervical disc bulge/herniation, Thoracic outlet syndrome or cervicobrachial syndrome, and peripheral nerve entrapments should be considered. Start with conservative care with your chiropractor. If it does not resolve, an MRI, and/or EMG/NCV may be necessary. ...Read more

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've been up all night, my arms have both had pins and needles all night, so troub ling, ?

've been up all night, my arms have both had pins and needles all night, so troub ling, ?

Be checked for. ...: Typical pattern for carpal tunnel syndrome as it will affect both arns at least 50% of the time & typical at night as we sleep our hands fall into a dropped position closing down on a nerve in the wrist & these symptoms can actually include the upper arms as well. Try wrist splints at night & if it does not get better see your doctor to get checked out for this condition & for several other ones. ...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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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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What could be causing upper left arm prickling/goosebumps/fuzzy sensation/slight pins and needles that is gradually getting more intense and frequent?

What could be causing upper left arm prickling/goosebumps/fuzzy sensation/slight pins and needles that is gradually getting more intense and frequent?

Pinched nerve: Symptoms of numbness and tingling are signs of some sort of neurological problem.

In the upper arm, this could be due to a problem at the root of nerve, like a radiculopathy, or can be from inflammation of the nerve in the shoulder region.

A comprehensive neurological examination and further history would be useful. ...Read more

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I'm 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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Why am I feeling pins and needles in hand and arm?

Why am I feeling pins and needles in hand and arm?

Neuropathy: It is possible you have some kind of nerve injury. Your doctor needs to evaluate you as the answer may be simple but important. ...Read more

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Why causes my hands and arms go into pins and needles?

Why causes my hands and arms go into pins and needles?

Carpal Tunnel: Pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and night pain are the most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

http://www. Centraljerseyhand. Com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome. Htm. ...Read more

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Feeling dizzy sickly and pins and needles in arm?

Feeling dizzy sickly and pins and needles in arm?

Hyperventilation: Dizziness and pins and needles in the arms may be caused by hyperventilation. Hyperventilation occurs when someone is anxious and breathes in a shallow rapid manner. Place a small paper bag over your mouth and nose and breathe for a while. If it helps, you have been hyperventilating. If it does not help, see your doctor. ...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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Feels like a spasim. My left arm is going numb with pins and needles what can be the cause?

Pinched Nerve: An arm going numb can be a pinched nerve from your neck (cervical radiculopathy) or possibly a stroke or migraine equivalent, need to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have pins and needles in both arms mostly right and pain also in mostly right. Last week.?

Parasthesias: Do you have any neck pain? This can cause your headache and tingling in your arms, check wit your doctor, they need to look into your cervical spine. ...Read more

Arm Pain (Definition)

Arm pain can mean many things. See a hand or ...Read more