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Doing p.T for possible thoracic os. But I have pins and needles in my legs and feet as well. Neck and spine ok. Emg fine. What could nerve fibre show?

Doing p.T for possible thoracic os. But I have pins and needles in my legs and feet as well. Neck and spine ok. Emg fine. What could nerve fibre show?

Neuropathy: The EMG only looks at one particular kind of nerve fibers so others could still be affected. Your physician should continue evaluating for other reasons for your symptoms. Certainly tos does not explain the symptoms in your legs. ...Read more

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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 keep getting pins and needles/numbness in my legs and feet. Could this be because I injured my knee? Any advice?

I keep getting pins and needles/numbness in my legs and feet. Could this be because I injured my knee? Any advice?

Well...: You should get checked out. The symptoms you describe sound like nerve issues. Could be from a lower back issue, could be a sign of diabetes, could be something else entirely but needs looking into. It is possible that you messed up your lower back from limping due to your injured knee. Does your lower back bother you? ...Read more

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I have cervical stenosis. Recently I have electric like jolts of pins and needles in arms, hands, legs and feet, when I look down.?

I have cervical stenosis. Recently I have electric like jolts of pins and needles in arms, hands, legs and feet, when I look down.?

See below: You need to see a doctor and get evaluated and treated. The stenosis may be compressing your spinal cord. Seek medical attention! ...Read more

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I had an allergic reaction to amoxicillin 2 months ago since then having nerve pain pins and needles in my arms, legs, hands, feet. Will it go away?

I had an allergic reaction to amoxicillin 2 months ago since then having nerve pain pins and needles in my arms, legs, hands, feet. Will it go away?

Medication Reaction: It is possible the symptoms may not be related to the allergic reaction. It is recommended to make an appointment with your primary care physician to be evaluated. ...Read more

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While returning home I had pins and needles starting in feet, legs. It became severe at night with crawling bug sensations on my body and with chills.

While returning home I had pins and needles starting in feet, legs. It became severe at night with crawling bug sensations on my body and with chills.

Get evaluated ASAP: May merely be start of viral event, but description could raise concerns regarding peripheral nerve problem which is ascending. If you have weakness and feel flu-like, this could be a sign of a problem for which you need help. See your doctor today. ...Read more

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20 year old, healthy female, cold feet and hands, regular pins and needles in legs, numbness, tingling and sometimes throbbing, skin discolours?

20 year old, healthy female, cold feet and hands, regular pins and needles in legs, numbness, tingling and sometimes throbbing, skin discolours?

Blood vessels: Hi
What you're describing is due to your blood vessels constricting (narrowing), possibly "Raynaud's phenomenon." Our bodies do this normally in response to things like cold but in some individuals, the degree of constriction can be severe and easily triggered. Avoiding triggers is the simplest thing to try. There are medical treatments available as well. Hope this helps ...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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I have pins and needles in both feet and lower leg. It is always worse after I have done strenuous work. I get a twinge at the top of my spine too.

I have pins and needles in both feet and lower leg. It is always worse after I have done strenuous work. I get a twinge at the top of my spine too.

Tell your doctor: I assume that this is relatively new? In a 31 year old female who I'll assume is otherwise healthy, this may warrant a full neurologic examination, and you may need an MRI. If you are having any bowel or bladder symptoms, please see a doctor ASAP. Feel free to request a virtual consult, or go see your local doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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When getting out of bed in morning Painful pins and needles on btm of feet. Now that pain is starting to travel up the back of both legs. What is it?

When getting out of bed in morning Painful pins and needles on btm of feet. Now that pain is starting to travel up the back of both legs. What is it?

See your doctor: This could be a number of things, and your history and physical exam will be key to identify the cause and potential treatment. Please see your doctor who can order some tests (e.g. electrodiagnostics) that may be helpful in diagnosis and therapeutic options. ...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 right leg and foot and tingling head right side?

Pins and needles right leg and foot and tingling head right side?

Have any neck pain?: Cervical spine problems can cause radiculopathy symptoms like what you have. Get an xray of neck spine, in addn. To regular evaluation by your Primary care doctor. ...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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I have a pins and needles feeling in my foot that travels up my leg and makes my face feel numb. What's wrong?

I have a pins and needles feeling in my foot that travels up my leg and makes my face feel numb. What's wrong?

Not sure this could: Happen that way. The nerves in the foot don't connect with the nerves in the face, but obviously you do have a nerve related issue and should see a doctor for a consultation. ...Read more

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I suffer with lower back but lately I get a lot of throbbin pain in the top of my legs and hips and pins and needles in my feet?

? Spinal Stenosis: If you are having discomfort down both legs with a history of back pain, suggest you be checked for possible spinal stenosis. You can start with our pcp who may refer you to a- back specialist-orthopedist. ...Read more

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Can having ur legs elivated for a period of time cause ur feet to feel pins and needles or sleepy at times due to leg elivation?

Can having ur legs elivated for a period of time cause ur feet to feel pins and needles or sleepy at times due to leg elivation?

Yes it can: Yes it can in some cases. It depends on why you are elevating the legs and for how long. It can be due to pressure on the nerves ...Read more

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Lower back twinges and numbness right leg and pins and needles in right foot toes.

Lower back twinges and numbness right leg and pins and needles in right foot toes.

Likely all stemming: From your back. See a spine surgeon or neurologist for x-ray and MRI to be sure. ...Read more