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Pins And Needles In Fingers On Both Hands




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#1 maisy1996

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 09:56 PM

for about 2 weeks ive had this strange pins and needles feeling in my fingers on both hands. before the pins and needles started my hands and fingers were a bit tight. its all of the time and really anoying. transfering seems harder now as every now and again they go kind of numb, not completly numb but just enough to realize. does anyone have any advice or any suggestions what this could be?
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#2 Smileyblue

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 10:11 PM

Have it checked.. Rather safe than sorry.. I had/have similar sensations, n was told that I was getting carpal tunnel as well as tennis elbow.. My dr told me its common occurence with wheelchair users.. But as I said, rather check it out as we r all different..
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#3 Jeanbean

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 10:15 PM

Could it be something with your neck or you carpal tunnel? I am getting more and more numb since I was in a wheelchair and using forearm crutches. Now almost every night my hands go numb now. I actually have rheumatoid damage in my hands but anyone that is using a wheelchair, walker or crutches is putting alot of strain on their hands, wrists and elbows. I always understood that the last two fingers (ring and pinkie) were from the neck and the others carpal tunnel. I think I have both problems. You might want to check out to make sure you don't have a bulging disc in your neck (I do) and also get some xrays of your hands and wrists to check for arthritis. I'm by far not an expert so your primary care physician can get these tests done for you. Good Luck!

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 10:43 PM

I started out with the same problem and I've lost more than 2/3 function of my left hand. There is a nerve on the outside of the elbow (by the funny bone) that is unprotected. From leaning on it you lose nerve function but you have no awareness that this is happening, no discomfort. I had an operation to move the nerve to the inside of the elbow but there is no improvement and the doctors give me no hope for improvement. I also had carpal tunnel operated on at the same time. This also apparently can affect people who lean on their elbows playing games a lot. Talk to your doctor. If we had known this could happen it would never have gotten this bad. Hope this helps you.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 11:18 PM

If it persists, and you continue losing sensation and function once everything else has been diagnosed, look into 'tethered cord'. If it's effecting both hands at the same time, Id certainly consider it more strongly. You don't get tennis elbow on both elbows at the same time.
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Posted 24 May 2010 - 09:48 AM

Get it checked.....mines due to age degenerative spinal vertebrea
Now they advise fusion surgery

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 03:13 PM

If it persists, and you continue losing sensation and function once everything else has been diagnosed, look into 'tethered cord'. If it's effecting both hands at the same time, Id certainly consider it more strongly. You don't get tennis elbow on both elbows at the same time.


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I better get back to the dr then!

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#8 maisy1996

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 06:23 PM

thanks all for the replys i have an appointment friday at the hospital so i will probably just bring it up and make them aware of it then. hopefully it wont be anything too serious fingers crossed :blushing02:
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 03:42 AM

On your appointment Friday please do tell the doc.

I see you are young and take it from me as an older person who has dealt with these things that you should write down questions for the doc and take them to the doctor.

Whenever you think about something you want to ask the doc write it down on paper :wink05: . Most of the time I have about 6 questions when I go. It's really not stupid to bring out a piece of paper to remind you of things you want to ask or tell the doctor.

The doc is going to want to know about any numbness or tingling so don't just bring it up be ready to tell him how often, where, when, how severe, what you think brings it on etc...

I will keep my fingers crossed as well :nono:


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