This could be nothing, and i find this forum more helpful in some ways than most things.
I sometimes get like a pins and needles feeling in my hands or feet, and no its not because i've been sitting on them weirdly or sleeping weird, what could this mean?
Did a quick search ......
* Remaining in the same seated or standing position for a long time.
* Injuring a nerve supplying the body part where you feel the sensation. If you have a neck injury, for example, you may feel the sensation anywhere along your arm or hand. Similarly, a low back injury can cause sciatica -- a sensation of numbness or tingling down the back of your leg.
* Lack of blood supply to the area. For example, plaque buildup from atherosclerosis in the legs can cause pain, numbness, and tingling while walking. (This is called claudication.)
* Pressure on the spinal nerves, as from a herniated disk.
* Carpal tunnel syndrome. This can cause numbness or tingling in your wrist, fingers, hand, or forearm.
* Certain medical conditions, including diabetes, underactive thyroid, multiple sclerosis, seizures, or migraine headaches.
* Abnormal levels of calcium, potassium, or sodium in your body.
* Vitamin B-12 deficiency.
* Transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke
* Certain medications.
* Toxic action on nerves, such as that from lead, alcohol, or tobacco.
* Radiation therapy.
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What are you doing when this occurs?
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Last edited by Portboy; 12-16-2006 at 08:09 AM.