Pins And Needles Sensation

Pins and needles sensation, also called paresthesia, is the uncomfortable itching and tingling feeling you get in your hands and feet while leaning or lying in an awkward position. It is caused when the nerves supplying that area gets compressed, or the blood supply has reduced.

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I sometimes get pins and needle sensations in my back and spine, but not often. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I had body twitching for over three years. They have got better now. But my only concern is I sometimes get pins and needle sensations in my back and spine with some burning, but it is not often. I feel very healthy and can do everything normally. I have a history of migraines. All my ...  Read Full »


Dr. Abhishek Juneja

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Pins and needles sensation occurring sometimes is a normal phenomenon. Do you have any history of diabetes? Any addictions? Is it more during nighttime? Thank you.  Read Full »

I am suffering from joint pain after my delivery. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 33 and since having my baby a year ago I am suffering from joint pain, especially in my wrists and fingers. I have pins and needles sensation at times and writing is becoming difficult. I just got my reports and have elevated CRP and low folate. Any idea what could be wrong?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. You have pain in the small joints of your body with an elevated CRP (C-reactive protein) level. I suggest you go for an investigation to rule out rheumatoid arthritis. Do anti-CCP (anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide) and RF (Rheumatoid factor)...  Read Full »

My uncle has joint pain and pricking sensation three months after COVID recovery. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My uncle (42-year-age) has some joint pains, so he had his body checkup done. Three months back, he had recovered from COVID-19. He has itching all over the body. Sometimes when he scratches, it will become a wound and later will become a black mark. Sometimes there is some pain, as...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupoor Acharya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not described the joint pains in detail. So it is difficult to ascertain the cause for joint pains. Which are the joints involved? Any associated swelling or redness of joints? Any early morning stiffness? Whether the pain increases on activity or rest? Th...  Read Full »

Will recurrent UTI occur due to holding urine for a prolonged time?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. I did a urine test today, there is no UTI or any infection, but the RBC count was 0 to 1. I did a test six weeks back, which showed the RBC count to be 4 to 6. I still feel there is a block to the urine flow, and I have to go every 15 minutes or every one hou...  Read Full »


Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history suggests that you have very frequent urination and poor flow with recurrent UTI (urinary tract infection). I would like to know the following. Do you have constipation or numbness of the sole? How frequently do you get up at night? Has any catheter been put ...  Read Full »

What causes random burning pins and needles with pain in various parts of the body??

Query: Hi doctor, I have started getting random burning pins and needles and pain on various spots of my body. It is worse at night to the point it keeps me awake. I feel it in my shoulders, arms, torso, and legs. It is never all at once, and it comes and goes. What could be causing this?  Read Full »


Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your complaints of needle and pain sensation all over the body or different parts of the body do not fit in with paraesthesias. However, I understand that the random pins and needles are so troublesome that you cannot sleep. Also, having it all over the body in differen...  Read Full »

Which grade of anemia needs blood transfusion?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a history of anemia. I also just recently found out I have chronic gastritis. My iron is at a level of 41 percent, but my ferritin and saturation are low. How does that work? I have been on my iron pills. Do pins and needles and muscle weakness have anything to do with iron level...  Read Full »


Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are fine and safe from the pandemic. The data you provided in quantitative and qualitative terms indicate mixed micronutrient deficiency, especially Iron, Vitamin B12, Folic acid, Pyridoxine. Get it treated according to local guidelines. For gastritis, rule ...  Read Full »

Why does my diabetic mother have a numb feeling in her lower limbs?

Query: Hello doctor, However, my mother is a known diabetic, defaulted in her medication, leading FBS (fasting blood sugar) level of 17 mg/dl and causing severe weight loss and cataract. She was placed on Insulin Aspart (Novomix), which she took for two months. However, after every insulin injection, she...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You mentioned 17 mg. Maybe you are confused and should be 17 mmol, I think. Maybe pain is due to the nerve, which may hit accidentally during injection, especially as your saying it is radiating pain. It may be sharp and like an electric current. If so, she can take ...  Read Full »

What can cause shooting pain all over the body?

Query: Hi doctor,My problem started with pain in my lower back and buttock, and then it moved to my lateral thigh on both sides. So, it is difficult to sleep on either side. I also started experiencing neck and shoulder pain. Now, I feel pain in my arms, back, neck, shoulder, etc. I do not know what could ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is like spondylosis, both cervical and lumbar. It is a spine problem where you get pain and other symptoms due to compression of nerves between spine. So, it will cause symptoms along the course of nerves. Do you have any history of trauma to your spine? Does this pain...  Read Full »

What causes tingling sensations and tremors in the entire body at rest?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 22 years old with a weight of 43 kilograms and a height of five feet. I have a tingling sensation all over my body, especially in my hands, arms, and feet. I also have pins and needles on my fingertips and toes. I also get tremors when I lay down or when I sit in a comfortable positio...  Read Full »


Dr. Gupta Ankush Dhaniram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As all your tests are normal, I am considering that the blood sugar levels are normal. There are numerous reasons to have tingling sensations and tremors during the resting stage. You can have malabsorption leading to nutrition deficiency. There are other numerous reaso...  Read Full »

Why do I have spasms in my hand with pins and needle feeling?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having spasms in my hand. I had it briefly in the left hand and then, my right arm was feeling numb. This morning my right hand has spasms on all fingers at different occasions with some pins and needle feeling. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ambekar Sudheer

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.You might have nerve compression from cervical spondylitis.Please consult your GP to get an MRI of the neck.For further information consult a neurologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/neurologist  Read Full »

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