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Doctor insights on: What Causes Painful Pins And Needle Feelings With Muscle Tightening In You Arms

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My friend has woke up for the last 3 nights w/ numb, tingling, pins and needles feeling, on l. Side of body, tight muscles, & puffy feeling in l. Arm?

My friend has woke up for the last 3 nights w/ numb, tingling, pins and needles feeling, on l. Side of body, tight muscles, & puffy feeling in l. Arm?

Positional: Generally this is a sleep positional issue with tightness and muscle spasm around the nerves under the armpit. Can be from neck also. If it goes away quickly then needs to work on some thoracic outlet stretches with a therapist. If persists should get checked out. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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My doc told me muscle spasm/ tension caused arm numbness/pins and needle~ How long does it last?im on Valium currently

My doc told me muscle spasm/ tension caused arm numbness/pins and needle~ How long does it last?im on Valium currently

With limited history: if cervical spasm from DJD with spinal stenosis treatment will help only control symptoms. Sometimes surgical intervention may be indicated if symptoms worsen ...Read more

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Can tight muscles or muscle spasms in neck, shoulder or upper back cause pain down arms or tingly numb feeling arms?

Possibly: Anatomically the arms receive their control of sensation from the neck. Nerves that are irritated at the level of the neck often only result in pain traveling into one arm and not both. Given your age, it would be unlikely that there is significant degeneration to cause symptoms in both arms. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more

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I am having numbness on my left leg and pins and needle feeling on my toe also getting that numbness on my left arm can u please tell me why?

I am having numbness on my left leg and pins and needle feeling on my toe   also getting that numbness on my left arm can u please tell me why?

Difficult to answer: This is a rather difficult question to answer without a complete medical history and physical examination because your symptoms are seen in vascular, orthopedic, and neurological conditions. If your symptoms don't improve quickly a visit to your physician would be highly recommended. ...Read more

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I am being treated for spinal stenosis but today my right arm, hand, leg and foot are having continuous pins and needle feeling. ?

I am being treated for spinal stenosis but today my right arm, hand, leg and foot are having continuous  pins and needle feeling. ?

Many possible causes: You could have spinal stenosis in both the neck & back which occurs in 20% of patients with stenosis in one region. If it is in the neck, the degenerative changes that create the stenosis may also be affecting one of the vertebral arteries leading to stroke like symptoms or you may be having a mini stroke or tia. The other possibility is that it may be a symptom of a demylinating disease like ms. ...Read more

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Persistent headaches in the front & pins and needles feeling in my arm and right leg(muscle spasms) . Ct scan & blood work clear. Sound serious?

Persistent headaches in the front & pins and needles feeling in my arm and right leg(muscle spasms) . Ct scan & blood work clear. Sound serious?

Get evaluated: By a local physician, specifically a neurologist. Mri scans may come into play to assess for potential impingement within the cervical and the lumbar spine. Read more here - http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/mri-scan.Html. ...Read more

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My right hip tighten when I walk and the right side of groin is pulling even in my buttocks muscle pulling, pins n needles in feet?

My right hip tighten when I walk and the right side of groin is pulling even in my buttocks muscle pulling, pins n needles in feet?

A couple of thought: It could be hip, back, pinched nerve from the back, are some choices. With your kidney stones it could be gout. Discuss with your physician these choices. ...Read more

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Can anxiety attacks cause tight chest muscles/arms? And feel the after effects the next day?

Can anxiety attacks cause tight chest muscles/arms? And feel the after effects the next day?

Possibly: Panic attacks sxs: anxiety; rapid, pounding heart; chest tightness/pain; shortness of breath w hyperventilation; hot /cold flashes; butterflies in stomach, nausea or vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; ^ sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking, difficulty swallowing or tight throat; They usually peak w/i 10 mins. There may be a sense that you aren't real or that the ...Read more

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Paresthesia (Definition)

Paresthesia is a symptom in which a person has sensations of tingling or "pins and needles" on some or all of his skin. If a person sleeps on top of his arm, he may have paresthesia in the arm for a short ...Read more