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Pins And Needles

Everyone experiences brief periods of unusual sensations due to interrupted blood flow or nerve signals. Sleeping on your arm or leg can lead to the feeling that you are being pricked with pins and needles upon waking up. If the pins keep pricking you throughout the day or in response to certain stimuli, you may need to seek treatment quickly to eliminate the pain and irritation.

If you have any of the above described symptoms call today to talk to one of our medical team members and schedule your free consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is causing the feeling of pins and needles?

This sensation is primary linked to neuropathy, which is a general term encompasses many forms of nerve damage. When nerve signals are interrupted, or the fibers are damaged, any number of unusual sensations can appear.

What other symptoms indicate I might have peripheral neuropathy?

Most patients experiencing pins and needles due to nerve damage or diabetic complications struggle with related issues like:

  • Burning sensations or feelings of cold when the skin is perfectly warm.
  • Numbness and weakness in the feet and hands.
  • A “stocking and glove” pattern of sensations that primarily cover the hands and feet.
  • Stabbing or electric pains through the hands or legs.

Why won't an over the counter pain reliever stop the discomfort?

Products like aspirin and ibuprofen primarily work on injuries and muscle tensions that have physical components. They reduce inflammation to relieve discomfort, but they cannot do much for a damaged nerve. Stronger opiate painkillers are addictive and can cause serious side effects. Other types of treatment are required to release tingling or buzzing sensations below the skin without these risks.

How can I get rid of the pins and needles without medication?

At Advanced Health and Physical Medicine, we create custom plans for our patients that combine integrated office treatments with lifestyle adjustments. We hope to revitalize your nerves and adjust your entire system to maximize pain relief without invasive or risky procedures. Our conservative treatment plans will take into consideration any other health issues you are struggling with. This is especially important if neuropathy is just one of the complications you are experiencing.

Numbness through the trunk and limbs can be resolved with a combination Infrared Laser Therapy, Minor Medical Procedures, Massage, Vibration Therapy, Supports, Chiropractic treatment and other therapies.

At Advanced Health and Physical Medicine our goal is to first find and then resolve the compressed nerves causing the problem. We may also be able to suggest changes to your daily dietary routine. We can offer suggestions based upon your history if here is some kind of repetitive action that is leading to the irritation of nerves and numbness and tingling. Contacting Advanced Medical and Physical Health is the easiest way to restore feeling in fingertips or toes. Our simple form makes it easy to schedule a consultation with a neuropathy treatment professional.

Is my discomfort related to my diabetes?

If you have been having trouble managing your glucose levels, high blood sugar is likely involved with the pins and needles in your extremities. Allowing your levels to stay high without attempts to control them will usually lead to permanent damage. We can help you create an entire lifestyle plan to help you eat better, exercise more and enjoy less pain.

Allowing the tingling sensations to increase over the months could end up compromising your balance and muscular strength. Many people with numbness or constant sensations struggle with constant injuries due to accidents. Advanced Health and Physical Medicine is ready to help you relieve all of the symptoms of neuropathy and nerve damage. Fill out a brief contact form to start on the process of resolving irritating pins and needles. We are happy to provide you with a free consultation to give you custom insight into your health.