What Your Pins and Needles May be Telling You

“Pins and needles” in the hands is a sensation most of us experience from one time or another. Usually these feelings of tingling, prickling or numbness are only temporary and are easily relieved by removing the pressure on our hands/ arms.

But if you experience these sensations frequently with no obvious pressure-causing factors, then a trip to the GP is recommended. One of the most common conditions responsible for “pins and needles” in the upper limbs is carpal tunnel syndrome. Sometimes also presenting with pain and weakness, carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve in the hand becomes trapped as it crossed the wrist joint. Certain problems with the neck can also cause similar symptoms.

Our London chiropractor recommends that you visit your GP in the first instance if you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above.

Any sudden loss of feeling, numbness or weakness should always warrant seeeking medical advice.