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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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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 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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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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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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Does metal plates and screws in lower leg can cause pins and needles and tingling in the foot.

Does metal plates and screws in lower leg can cause pins and needles and tingling in the foot.

Usually not: But may be close to a peripheral nerve, and potential of irritation from instrumentation or perhaps scarring. You may have initially injured a nerve, and the tingling is a sign of regeneration. Your surgeon can check this out, but likely not a major threat or issue. ...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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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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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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Sharp pins and needles pain back of knee and continues down leg. Pins and needles in wrist and hand as well. Happens occassionally, mostly lying down.

Sharp pins and needles pain back of knee and continues down leg. Pins and needles in wrist and hand as well. Happens occassionally, mostly lying down.

Pins and needles: It's unclear if this is occurring with pressure in the back of the knees or the hands and wrist. Pressure over those areas can cause those symptoms. If there is no pressure over those area, then the question is do these symptoms persist or quickly dissipate. If the symptoms persist or continue on a regular basis, then they should be evaluated. ...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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What causes pins and needles in my leg while sleeping?

What causes pins and needles in my leg while sleeping?

Neural impingement: 41 yo awakens with transient leg paresthesias. Sciatica due to pelvic plexus subluxation and concomitant neural impingement is the most likely explanation; due to limbo-pelvic organic and/or functional stenosis. Transient paresthesias suggest an intermittent impingement & not an organic disorder, which could characteristically arouse constant paresthesias if it were to cause constant neural imping ...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 pins and needles in your feet?

What causes pins and needles in your feet?

MANY things.: Could be peripheral neuropathy. It could also be a reaction to a chemical in your house or a cleaning product. Carbon monoxide exposure, heavy metal exposure (lead, arsenic), vitamin deficiency, radiation exposure, and electrolye imbalances are just a few possible causes. See a doctor. ...Read more