I ve been having a pins and needles feeling in my right hand, the thumb, index and middle finger. Sometimes in my lower arm below the elbow. I was diagnosed with bursitis in my right shoulder and tennis elbow about four weeks ago. I was put on a seven day dosage of steroids. It was after I finished the steroid treatment that the pins and needles feeling started. It doesn t prevent me from using my right hand, but it s just very bothersome and happens out of the blue.