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What causes pins and needles in hands a few days after arthroscopy?

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Posted on Thu, 6 Aug 2015
Question: I had arthro surgery two days ago for a snapping shoulder today my hand feels like pins and needles should I be worried. My surgery is 3 hours away or go to my local ER
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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You can consult to local ER.

Detailed Answer:
Hello

I have read your query,

You can consult to local ER ,there should not be major worry.

Swelling may lead to such symptoms.

Till time do hot fomentation and medication like methylcobalamine can be started.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care


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What causes pins and needles in hands a few days after arthroscopy?

Brief Answer: You can consult to local ER. Detailed Answer: Hello I have read your query, You can consult to local ER ,there should not be major worry. Swelling may lead to such symptoms. Till time do hot fomentation and medication like methylcobalamine can be started. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. Wishing you good health. Take care