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Characteristic of Pins and NeedlesFeeling in Feet

When we try to describe this sensation,possible of occurring almost anywhere on the body, we can simplyrelate to the name itself. Therefore, this condition involves thesensation of as if someone was stabbing millions of small pins andneedles in your feet. Tender to the touch, amplifying once squeezedor poked, this fit usually lasts for several minutes and then returnsto normal. Nevertheless, some people may have chronic case of thissensation somewhere in their body.

This usually takes place due topressure applied on some parts of our body, affecting blood deliveryto the nerves located in it. Therefore, often while we are sleeping,we tend to lie down on our hands, or place our legs in awkwardpositions, causing this blood deficiency. Once we wake up, weexperience the above mentioned sensation in our arms or our feet,gone once the blood flows freely again. However, not all causes areas benign as the one just mentioned.

Underlying Causes of Pins and Needlesin Feet

First of all, this sensation may beconnected with several brain, heart or spinal cord diseases. Thus,those who are experiencing pins and needles chronically, may besuffering from multiple sclerosis, brain tumor, or a stroke.

Sometimes, cartilage located in ourlower back may get dislocated. Then, it is in danger of rubbing ontosome of our nerves, causing the pins and needles. This is called aslipped disk causing a pinched nerve.

Additionally, alcohol abuse or B12deficiency may all cause our nerves to get exposed to inflammation,having this sensation as a side-effect. Also, some viral diseases maycontribute to this nerve situation. Overstraining may be the reasonbehind nerve damage as well. Namely, those who do sports or arephysically active on a daily basis, may push it too far, damaging thenerves in their feet by running, triggering pins, and needlessensation.

Finally, arthritis, diabetes, andnumerous other diseases may be considered responsible for a chronicpresence of this sensation in one's feet.

What Can Be Done?

The treatment involves removing thecause in order to remove the symptom. Since in most of the illnessesmentioned above pins and needles is a symptom, the condition needs tobe treated in order for the sensation to disappear. If a healthyperson is experiencing pins and needles, however, simple stretchingwill do. Once the blood is back and flowing, the sensation willcease.

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