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pins and needles

Postby debs67 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:38 pm

When i rest on my elbow or put my elbow on a surface i get pins and needles in my hand and arm. Does anyone else experience this and is it fibro related
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Re: pins and needles

Postby dazzleship » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:37 am

hi I've experienced this a few times but to my knowledge it's not a fibro thing, it's that you are pressing on a nerve when leaning on your elbow which then causes the pins and needles sensation

a quick google came up with this

http://www.doctorslounge.com/neurology/diseases/ulnar_palsy.htm

as it states in the article it sounds like something called Cubital Tunnel Syndrome:
"Leaning on the elbow, resting it on an elbow rest during a long distance drive or running machinery may cause repetitive pressure and irritation on the nerve."

hope this helps xx
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Re: pins and needles

Postby debs67 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:35 pm

Thanks will have a look :-D
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