Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
157 Doctors are Online

Sharp pains, sudden numbness, pricking sensation in different parts of the body. Reason?

Recently I have had some sharp pains in my body in different areas, particularly my legs and my hands. About 1 week ago, around 3 a.m. I woke up suddenly because there was a sharp pain going up my mid to outter left thigh shooting upwards. It felt like a hot rod was being shoved up my thigh - it felt like forever, but was probably more like 60 secs, but left me leg slightly weak. It was excruciating to say the least. Since then, I have had shorter sharp pains, some burning, some just like a quick poke with something sharp in different legs. A few days ago, my right index finger started to feel weak, achy, and since then I ve been feeling quick sharp pain in the rest of my right hand and a bit in my left fingertips. Sometimes they feel like they have pins and needles in them. I have had the sharp pains in my legs infrequently over the past 2-3 years, but they seem to be getting more frequent and more intense. My left leg specifically seems to go to sleep for no reason if I m standing, sitting. I haven t had a check up in several years. I am overweight , and have thought maybe this has something to do with it. I had an insurance check up about 1 year ago, and everything was fine then. What s going on with me?
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  249
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Diabetologist 's  Response
Due to being obess the body mass induced pressure on neurovascular bundle of limbs .thats why you are suffering some nubness & pain in respective area it may cause thorasic out let syndrome or sciatica .consult with orthopaedic ,start physiotherapy as suggested by orthopaedic .wishing you good health .
Answered: Wed, 3 Jul 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor