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What causes pins and needles sensation in the hands?

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Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016
Question: pins and needles in hands. they become sore to touch and form claws and fists. have to take endone and can then ease open my hand.

its excruciating by itself and if something bumps it its unbearable.

went to hospital. no tests done. told to see my normal dr tmro.

whats going on? how can I reduce the pain?
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Answered by Dr. Geeta Sundar (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Pins and needles in hands can be due to many causes

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Pins and needles in hands can be due to many causes.

Compression at the wrist is ruled out because it is both sided. It is probably due to neuropathy (affection of nerves). This may be due to Diabetes, B-12 deficiency, or other causes. If you do not have Diabetes, (have checked your sugar in the recent couple of months), and are not on any regular medication, I would suggest you take a B complex tablet with adequate B-12 in it daily for a week or till you are able to see your doctor.

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What causes pins and needles sensation in the hands?

Brief Answer: Pins and needles in hands can be due to many causes Detailed Answer: Hi, Pins and needles in hands can be due to many causes. Compression at the wrist is ruled out because it is both sided. It is probably due to neuropathy (affection of nerves). This may be due to Diabetes, B-12 deficiency, or other causes. If you do not have Diabetes, (have checked your sugar in the recent couple of months), and are not on any regular medication, I would suggest you take a B complex tablet with adequate B-12 in it daily for a week or till you are able to see your doctor. Regards