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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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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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Pain and numbness in fingers. Pins and needles all over arms and hands. Signs of lime disease?

Pain and numbness in fingers. Pins and needles all over arms and hands. Signs of lime disease?

Maybe: Brachioradiculitis is a complication of lyme. It usually involves just one arm but occasionally can involve both. Get a blood test done. ...Read more

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Having chest tightness and numbness in both arms numb and tingly sensation in both arms and hands

Having chest tightness and numbness in both arms numb and tingly sensation in both arms and hands

Although : Although this could be from hyperventilation or a panic attack, there is still a possibility of a heart attack. I recommend that you call 911 and be evaluated at an emergency room. ...Read more

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What causes pins and needles in both hands and swelling?

What causes pins and needles in both hands and swelling?

?carpal tunnel syndr: You most likely possess localized synovitis over the wrists due to keyboarding, which might compress the median nerve at the wrist. See your doctor and possibly get an EMG test to evaluate. ...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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Shocking feeling in my elbow and two fingers like pins and needles?

Shocking feeling in  my  elbow and two fingers like pins and needles?

Cubital Tunnel: Sounds like a cubital syndrome or ulnar neuropathy at the elbow. This effects the nerve that goes under the bone on the underside of the medial bump of the elbow. Also known as funny bone. It becomes sensitive if it is trying to heal. Avoid having your elbow flexed as much as possible especially at night time. Reverse a elbow pad so it is in front and wear at night. ...Read more

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Crushing chest pain and pins and needles in my arms?

Crushing chest pain and pins and needles in my arms?

CALL 911: I don't know when you wrote in, but I am just now reading this question. This is a medical emergency. Heart attack sx can include: chest pain or tightness, shortness of breath, increased sweating pain or numbness radiating down the arm (more often left than right) and nausea. There could be pain in the upper back, head, jaw or teeth. One fourth of people have heart attacks without chest pain. ...Read more

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I have continuous aching in arm and tingling in hands and fingers?

See neurologist: Could be myalgia or muscle soreness and aches from different causes and the numbness could be from nerve injury or pinching at specific sites depending on the other symptoms and associated findings in a neurological exam. ...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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What could cause frequent pins and needles in my hands and legs?

What could cause frequent pins and needles in my hands and legs?

NEUROPATHY: Consider peripheral neuropathy, especially if you are diabetic or have vitamin deficiency. On occasion, vascular flow issues may play a role. A few simple tests could reveal answers and allow therapeutic success. ...Read more

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What causes intermittent pins and needles in feet and legs?

What causes intermittent pins and needles in feet and legs?

Neuropathy/Vascular: The main causes of pins and needles are the following: neuropathy (usually from diabetes or alcohol use), impaired blood flow, or metabolic causes such as changes in calcium or magnesium. Some medications can cause pins and needles-a common medication would be topiramate. A neurologist would be able to help you by doing an exam, ordering blood tests and an EMG test. ...Read more

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Pins and needles in my head?

Pins and needles in my head?

?Headache: It would be helpful to get more information. Consult a physician if it is not getting better with rest, tylenol/ibuprofen ( if not told to avoid these). ...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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My nerves in hands and face shake?

My nerves in hands and face shake?

Tremor: Several reasons for shaking, and your brief description may be consistent with heredofamilial essential tremor, but could possess hyperthyroidism, or medication reaction. Parkinson's and Wilson's both have specific tremors, and all of the above could be considered. A neurologist will sort out, and guide therapy decisions. ...Read more

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What causes numbness and pins and needles in the face and lips?

What causes numbness and pins and needles in the face and lips?

Hyperventilation: Breathing too much over a period of time can do this. Sometimes this is subtle. Try this test: breath as fast and deeply as you can for a full two minutes. If this reproduces your symptoms we are on to something. ...Read more