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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.

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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 lifted something really heavy yesterday, had pins and needles in my wrist today. Bought a wrist brace for carpel tunnel. Am I responding correctly?

I lifted something really heavy yesterday, had pins and needles in my wrist today. Bought a wrist brace for carpel tunnel. Am I responding correctly?

Not sure: You may have pinched a nerve in yor neck causing the symtoms. If not resolved in a few weeks you may want to get it checked out. Wearing the splint won't hurt but also may not help.

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Pins and needles left arm under wrist and leg under knee at night lasts all night and next day. Painful and frequent. Happens mostly when lying down.

Pins and needles left arm under wrist and leg under knee at night lasts all night and next day. Painful and frequent. Happens mostly when lying down.

See a neurologist: Or pain specialist for a detailed history, physical exam and imaging of your spine and brain if necessary. Difficult to make a diagnosis without these tools.

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How do I really pain numbness and pins and needles, hotness in my wrist hand and arm I think it's carpel tunnel?

How do I really pain numbness and pins and needles, hotness in my wrist hand and arm I think it's carpel tunnel?

Could be: You seem to describe symptoms consistent with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Generally the tingling and pain is more in the thumb, index, and middle fingers. Sometimes you can tap on the underside of your wrist and reproduce the tingling sensations. It is best to see a hand surgeon to diagnose this and to prevent any long term damage or weakness if it is carpal tunnel syndrome.

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I have had for the last month pins and needles in my left arm wrist fingers and thumb. I recently had a cranioplasty. Should I inform my gp or the brain?

I have had for the last month pins and needles in my left arm wrist fingers and thumb. I recently had a cranioplasty. Should I inform my gp or the brain?

Both: You should inform your doctors- especially the neurosurgeon as you just had a cranioplasty. However, I would encourage you to inform your gp and see what the gp has to say.

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Last night my right wrist was hurting now I have pins and needles in my hand?

Last night my right wrist was hurting now I have pins and needles in my hand?

Pins & needles: The sensation of pins and needles often follows nerve compression. A common site for this symptom is in the tips of the thumb and the first three fingers, when this occurs it suggests compression of the median nerve, or carpal tunnel syndrome. When the symptom affects the back of the hand, between the thumb and the first finger, consider radial nerve compression. Ulnar nerve affects pinky fngr

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I have A pins and needles sensation on the tops of my hands not on my fingers and it doesn't go past my wrist. What could it be?

I have A pins and needles sensation on the tops of my hands not on my fingers and it doesn't go past my wrist. What could it be?

Various: Sensation on the backs of the hands is supplied by the radial nerve. Most docs will say it sounds like irritation of the radial nerve. It could also come from soft tissue (fascial) restriction or tight muscles. The body makes various sensations that come and go. If it's a new thing, ignore it and it might go away. If it persists, should get it checked out.

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My wrist turns blue and pain travels up my arm when I use my hands a lot at work. I get pins and needles at night. What's causing this?

My wrist turns blue and pain travels up my arm when I use my hands a lot at work. I get pins and needles at night. What's causing this?

Possibly CTS: Is possibly might have carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). CTS may cause a pins and needles sensation typically in the first 3 fingers of your hands. In addition, CTS may also be associated with the backward (retrograde) conduction of pain up the arm. An unusual sign is the blue coloration. There is another condition called thoracic outlet syndrome that can result in such signs. See an Orthopedic MD!

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A cast was put on my broken wrist today and my fingers are incredibly swollen. I have been icing/elevating them but they feel like pins and needles.

A cast was put on my broken wrist today and my fingers are incredibly swollen. I have been icing/elevating them but they feel like pins and needles.

Swollen wrist: If the swelling is more than before the cast and if the pins and needles is new since the cast you need to have the cast checked out to make sure its not too tight and more importantly to make sure its not crps.

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Forearm trauma. Temp. Pins and needles in my thumb, regained normal feeling. Now every time I have thumb to ceiling, bend wrist down, tingles in thumb?

Forearm trauma. Temp. Pins and needles in my thumb, regained normal feeling. Now every time I have thumb to ceiling, bend wrist down, tingles in thumb?

May be carpal tunnel: This may be carpal tunnel syndrome from the injury. If not it may be injury to the median nerve beofre it gets into the carpal tunnel space which is a tight space in the wrist due to the bones in the wrist which the meidian nerve goes through. Ask your physician

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My right wrist and hand has been numb and feel like pins and needles. It has started today and I haven't overused it or traumatised it. I am 24 years o?

My right wrist and hand has been numb and feel like pins and needles. It has started today and I haven't overused it or traumatised it. I am 24 years o?

Numb: You have two choices - 1: Have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. It is very likely that they can help you get your hand back to normal. 2: Make a phone call to your doctor and she/he is very likely to see you today. Hope all goes well.

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I've had pins and needles in my hands, numb arms and a weak wrist since my 1st depo?

I've had pins and needles in my hands, numb arms and a weak wrist since my 1st depo?

Nerve Strike?: I hope to strike a "nerve" with this answer for you, as the Depo shot may have hit a nerve if given in your arm causing the "pins and needles" feeling. If it continues, ask the MD who gave the shot to check out your arm neurologically.

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I have been experiencing sharp pains under left breast and pains down my left arm to my wrist, feels like pins and needles under my skin, all day long?

Shingles, possibly: Could be shingles, which often begins with pain in a linear distribution on one side, even before the blistery rash develops. Could also be a pinched sensory nerve, and there are other causes. If it is shingles, the sooner you start on treatment (valtrex, famvir, (famciclovir) etc.) the sooner you will have relief, so see your doctor asap.

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Today: Pins and needles all over body/ mouth. Sever hand and wrist cramping, very tight fist and wrist bending inward towards body.

Today: Pins and needles all over body/ mouth. Sever hand and wrist cramping, very tight fist and wrist bending inward towards body.

Paresthesias vs nerv: This can be a lot of problems. It may not be anything serious and could be paresthesias. You need to see your doctor to make sure it's not some infection, inflammation, myofacial pain, or even poisoning like botulism, electrolyte imbalance, etc. Sometimes we see these types of symptoms with emotional stress. You need to see your physician to clarify what may be the cause of this.

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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.

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Pins and needles in my hand got a pot on after broke it.?

Pins and needles in my hand got a pot on after broke it.?

Nerve compression: You could have a nerve pinching at wrist, which would affect grip strength and cause you to drop objects, but also, cause altered sensations. (perhaps carpal tunnel syndrome or even ulnar nerve issue at wrist or elbow). Get this evaluated before additional problems occur, as most of these problems can easily be reversed.

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Is having pins and needles in my hand for 3 hours abnormal?

Yes: You should see your primary doctor. It may be foreshadowing a more severe condition.