Pins and needles
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Pins and needles is pricking, tingling or numbness on the skin. It often affects your arms or legs when the blood supply to the nerves is cut off.
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.
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