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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

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 right leg and foot and tingling right side of head. I have sciatica lower left side. Knotted pain left shoulder?

Pins and needles right leg and foot and tingling right side of head. I have sciatica lower left side. Knotted pain left shoulder?

Not sciatica: Sciatica could not explain the fascias tingling. A cervical disk problem could cause shoulder symptoms but would also not explain your face tingling. If these symptoms see new go immediately to the ER. If they have been there for a while go see a doctor. This could be a stroke or serious brain problem. ...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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I have lumbar spinal stenosis, herniated discs, pins & needles in lower leg/foot and now my foot is turning blue. Could spinal stenosis be the problem?

I have lumbar spinal stenosis, herniated discs, pins & needles in lower leg/foot and now my foot is turning blue. Could spinal stenosis be the problem?

No: Bno spinal stenosis will do all the above except the discoloration of your feet.
That is a circulation problem.
If you are diabetic, or if you are a smoker, need to see your doctor it could be a serious problem ...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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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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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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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

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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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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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My gp told me the pins and needles in my chest and back could be down to my muscles playing up. But now I have it everywhere, legs, feet.

My gp told me the pins and needles in my chest and back could be down to my muscles playing up. But now I have it everywhere, legs, feet.

Anxiety: Anxiety is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, chest pain, palpitations, tremors, and parasthesia. Rec.: see your gp for reevaluation. ...Read more

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I have pain stemming from the back of my left leg (calf) down to the ankle and numbness like pins and needles in my toes on the left foot.?

Nerves=numbness: First consider if there is any swelling present. When someone presents with calf pain, it is important to be aware of the risks of blood clots in this area. This would most likely present with swelling of the leg. Many times people feel numbness in their foot in such a scenario. Such pain could also be due to injury to the Triceps Surae. If swollen, I send my patients for a doppler study. ...Read more

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I'm having leg and feet swelling that is now causing sharp pains in my foot and pins and needles. I am a 54 yr. Old male. 6'2" 299 lbs should I go to the ER or wait and call my dr. In the morning

If: If only one foot or leg is swollen, it usually means there is a local problem (like lymphedema, varicose veins, thrombophlebitis, etc.). But in your case, since both feet and legs are swollen, it means you are retaining fluid for some reason. The four most common causes of fluid retention deal with the heart, lungs, liver and kidneys.

When the tissues are swollen, it can cause hydrostatic pressure on the smaller nerves which can produce pain. "pins and needles" is a feeling typical of pain associated with nerves.

Given your age and weight, I would also wonder about diabetes, since nerve pain, tingling, numbness and such in the feet are major symptoms of diabetes. Other symptoms of diabetes include frequent thirst, frequent urination and blurred vision.

If your fluid retention is related to the heart of lungs, an ominous sign that would require an immediate er visit is shortness of breath or chest pain. In the absence of shortness of breath or chest pain, I think a call to your general md for an appointment asap would suffice. Blood tests would be able to disclose diabetes, or problems with the heart, lungs, liver or kidneys.

Good luck! ...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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Whole right leg sore more than week, hip, knee mainly and calf feels like it could burst at times, pins and needles right foot often also, causes?

Whole right leg sore more than week, hip, knee mainly and calf feels like it could burst at times, pins and needles right foot often also, causes?

Pain in leg areas: Your pains seem to be possibly all related to a nerve impingement syndrome. that condition can cause all those symptoms. The sciatic nerve innervates your Leg as it exits out the spinal cord in your low back area and travels through the hip providing sensation all the way down to the Toes. Get an evaluation as this needs to be treated asap. ...Read more