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Pins and needles


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Pins and needles feels like a pricking, tingling or numbness sensation. It often affects your arms or legs.

Pins and needles is usually caused by sitting or sleeping on part of your body. Sometimes it can be caused by conditions such as diabetes or sciatica.

Pins and needles is pricking, tingling or numbness on the skin. Everyone can get it but see a GP if you keep getting it or it lasts a long time.

Page last reviewed: 04/01/2024
Next review due: 04/01/2027