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What causes pain like pricking by pins and needles in the middle left finger?

What causes pain like pricking by pins and needles in the middle left finger?

Carpal tunnel: It is usually because of nerve entrapment syndrome. Can be because of problem at wrist or neck. Sometimes hormone and electrolyte anomaly can cause. Vegans, females with repeated pregnancy and alcohol abusers can have it because of B12 deficiency. ...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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What causes pins and needles in my left little finger to spread to my hand?

What causes pins and needles in my left little finger to spread to my hand?

Cubital Tunnel: Cubital tunnel syndrome is a pinched nerve in the elbow that causes numbness and tingling in the ring and little finger. Initial treatment consists of night time bracing. See a hand surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Frequent/chronic pins and needles in fingers. What could be the cause of this and how can I treat it?

Frequent/chronic pins and needles in fingers. What could be the cause of this and how can I treat it?

Please see below: If these symptoms are in the hands only it most likely to be a possible carpal tunnel.
If these symptoms are in the feet too, it will be more systemic condition.
In any case being evaluated at the office of your local neurologist and have ncs/emg done will help to establish diagnosis and treat the symptoms based on the nature of the condition. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain acromioclavicular joint with pins and needles in ring and little finger. No injury but pain unbearable? Cause

Shoulder pain acromioclavicular joint with pins and needles in ring and little finger. No injury but pain unbearable? Cause

F sounds neurologic: The sales neurologic. Around the acromioclavicular joint there are nerve brachioplexus and also cervical nerves. This corresponds to around C7. Ask your physician to have you see a neurologist ...Read more

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I experience pins and needles in my left arm especially thumb and 1st three fingers during sleep. I have had ASDF surgery two years. What can I do?

I experience pins and needles in my left arm especially thumb and 1st three fingers during sleep. I have had ASDF surgery two years. What can I do?

Follow up needed: In light of recent ACDF procedure, you new onset syndrome suggests possible nerve compression again in the cervical spine. A follow up visit with your surgeon is warranted to figure out causes.

Best of the luck,

Dr. Qian ...Read more

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I have numbness, tingling with pins and needles in my fingers and arm (right side)a week ago. Now I feel it in my left side and even my legs (frontal)

I have numbness, tingling with pins and needles in my fingers and arm (right side)a week ago. Now I feel it in my left side and even my legs (frontal)

Pins & Needles: Which are spreading. It is important to get this checked by your doctor. If something neurological he/she can help you identify and treat it. If it is anxiety you will learn that and can treat that also w/the help of a mental health professional. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What could cause pins and needles / pain in my fingers?

What could cause pins and needles / pain in my fingers?

Nerve compression: Maybe you have a pinched nerve at wrist or elbow, respectively carpal tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel syndrome. An exam with your doctor can assist diagnosis and follow through treatment. ...Read more

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My pinky and ring fingers get pins and needles sometimes. What could be the cause of this?

My pinky and ring fingers get pins and needles sometimes. What could be the cause of this?

Compression of ulnar: Nerve at wrist or elbow, large breasts, brachioplexus injury or neck spine disease or even very localized brain injuryt. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pins and needles down my arm, my index finger feels numb, feels like the blood flow is being trapped but chronic aching/hurting?

Left shoulder pins and needles down my arm, my index finger feels numb, feels like the blood flow is being trapped but chronic aching/hurting?

Brachial plexitis: Inflamation of your brachial plexus, group of nerves that come together as they are coming out of your cervical spine. This in my experience usually responds to a course of steroids, although for some reason the literature calls it "self limited". We usually don't know the cause, can be viral, due to a chronic inflamatory condition like lupus. Rarely due to spread of cancer. Should be checked. ...Read more

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Hi am wounding why am getting pins and needles on night in my left arm and sometimes in my fingers?

Carpal tunnel: This may be carpal tunnel syndrome which often firsts presents as numbness and tingling in lower arm, wrist and hands at night and early morning due to wrist flexion at night. If it is not closer to wrist, it may be either a brachial plexus or cervical nerve root issue. Any trauma? Disc problems in neck? May need an EMG to figure it out, as well as a physical exam. Consider cts stretches and brace. ...Read more

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When I put my hands at my side blood rushes to my finger tips and causes sharp pins and needles. As soon as I raise them up all goes back to normal. Could this be dangerous?

When I put my hands at my side blood rushes to my finger tips and causes sharp pins and needles. As soon as I raise them up all goes back to normal. Could this be dangerous?

Neuropathy: Could be radicular pain from your neck or a distal neuropathy (ulnar/ radial/ median)
get it evaluated esp. If there is motor weakness or persistent pain
you may need an EMG and/or an MRI of the neck ...Read more

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What could cause painful, swollen finger joints, with occasional pins and needles?

What could cause painful, swollen finger joints, with occasional pins and needles?

Many things: Painful and swollen finger joints can be caused by various inflammatory and non inflammatory conditions. Sometimes the cause is unknown. Swelling in the hand and wrist can also result in pins and needles due to increases pressure in the carpal tunnel. See a hand specialist for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a dull ache in my right arm throughout the day and pins and needles. Sometimes in my left side too. My hands and fingers swell up. What could?

I have a dull ache in my right arm throughout the day and pins and needles. Sometimes in my left side too. My hands and fingers swell up. What could?

Compression symptoms: These vague symptoms could have several sources, and I recommend you seek a medical exam and opinion. You may have some degree of thoracic outlet syndrome, which is caused by a compression of nerve and/or vein by the first rib. Again, please seek a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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New job requires constant arm strength. Causes numb fingers, coming & going severe pain pins and needles. 2 weeks now and can't sleep. How to stop pain?

Carpal Tunnel?: You may have a type of nerve entrapment syndrome, possibly carpal tunnel, which occurs at the wrist. Your pcp can examine you and determine where this phenomenon is occurring. Often changing your body mechanics, using antiinflammatories or splinting can help with the symptoms. In severe cases carpal tunnel release may be required (surgery). ...Read more

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My daughter is cold to the touch, chills, blue finger tips, stomach pain, dry mouth, weak and dizzy, feels pins and needles left side.

My daughter is cold to the touch, chills, blue finger tips, stomach pain, dry mouth, weak and dizzy, feels pins and needles left side.

Emergency: With the understanding that I am not a physician, I would recommend that you have her seen immediately by your pediatrician\primary care physician, a 24\7 medical care facility physician or at the er of a local hospital for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What does a nerve test consist of? Have one booked due to pins and needles in baby finger

~40min of irritation: It's like an electrician giving you small shocks upstream and measuring responses downstream in your nerves, and about 15 min of poking with a needle.

Gives great info about nerve and muscle function though!

http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=3p5iprrxrco. ...Read more

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I've got pins and needles in my little finger and ring finger, what is it?

I've got pins and needles in my little finger and ring finger, what is it?

Many possibilities: There are many possibilities being a common one pinching of the ulnar nerve. This could happen at several locations through the path of the nerve. If the sensation does not resolve quickly on its own seek medical attention an other causes are possible. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pins and needles in my little finger and ring finger, what is it?

What to do if I have pins and needles in my little finger and ring finger, what is it?

Get evaluated: There are several things to consider in the differential diagnosis. Ulnar neuropathy is one of the possibilities that might trigger these symptoms. Other possibilities might me a cervical radiculopathy if there is neck pain or a lower trunk plexopathy if there is history of trauma. You might need to be seen by a Physiatrist or neurologist and an EMG shoulder be carried out. ...Read more

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I am a 24 F and I have been experiencing pins and needles in my hand by my baby finger it's worse if I move my hand a certain way, what could it be?

I am a 24 F and I have been experiencing pins and needles in my hand by my baby finger it's worse if I move my hand a certain way, what could it be?

Ulnar tunnel or rad: It could be ulnar tunnel syndrome or radial nerve or cervical disc or none of these. You could try wearing a wrist and see if that helps. If not you would be wise to see your physician. ...Read more

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Pins and needles in hands, finger feet all the time. Different times of the day in both sides. Why? What could it be? Had it for 3 weeks now.

Pins and needles in hands, finger feet all the time. Different times of the day in both sides. Why? What could it be? Had it for 3 weeks now.

Possibilities: Your symptoms could be due to early peripheral neuropathy, may be an early presentation of multiple sclerosis, might be associated with hyperventilation, may be a reaction to a medication, could be due to vitamin deficiency. Talk to your primary doctor about evaluating this. ...Read more

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I had a opperation and a put a screw in my scaphoid 8 month ago and I am now getting pins and needles in my thumb and index finger?

I had a opperation and a put a screw in my scaphoid 8 month ago and I am now getting pins and needles in my thumb and index finger?

Proper digital nerve: Compression of the proper digital.nerve in the hand (a problem with the median nerve proximal to the hand-as in the wrist- would cause parasthesias in the third digit as well. Tell the surgeon ...Read more

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I get pins and needles in my fingers after I have been asleep for 3to 4 hrs I am on sinva statin and asprin. I have to sit up before it goes away?

I get pins and needles in my fingers after I have been asleep for 3to 4 hrs I am on sinva statin and asprin. I have to sit up before it goes away?

Several choices: Circulatory impairment due to blockage of a vein or artery would affect one arm at a time. Cold sensitivity cold cause symptoms too. Pinched nerves at wrist (carpal tunnel), ulnar nerve (elbow), thoracic outlet, spinal nerve roots or spinal cord problems may do this. Most common are benign circulatory change and carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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I havee been getting pins and needles in my hands finger tips feel numb and arm feels weak for about a week pain inshoulder started now?

I havee been getting pins and needles in my hands finger tips feel numb and arm feels weak for about a week pain inshoulder started now?

Nerve pinching?: You could possess bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome, but may have issues more proximally in shoulder or neck. Your doctor's exam could point the way towards further testing, and an EMG study might reveal location and severity. ...Read more

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Hi I have bursitis in the shoulder and have been having physio. I have now had pins and needles in the fingers and hand for 5 days. What do I do.

Hi I have bursitis in the shoulder and have been having physio. I have now had pins and needles in the fingers and hand for 5 days. What do I do.

See a physician: The symptoms you are having for this long could be from many sources- carpal tunnel syndrome, clerical nerve impingement or some metabolic or inflammatory disease. It is doubtful that it is related to the bursitis. ...Read more