Pins and needles

Should I be concerned?

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Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
13/03/2005 at 16:53
For quite a while now, I've had a problem with my left leg/foot when running. After approx 4 miles it starts to tingle and gradually goes completely dead on me. This normally lasts for anywhere from 3 to 5 miles and then disappears again. For the rest of my run or race it doesn't give me any more trouble.
I've noticed also for several months that often I wake up in the morning with pins and needles in my arms. Is this cause for alarm, or could it be a trapped nerve somewhere?
13/03/2005 at 16:56
the pins ad eedles whe ruing seems to be quite a common problem
Isnt always the back IW
where exactly in the foot/leg??????




arm trouble could be a neck problem
very rarely B12 deficiency or a peripheral nerve problem could cause this
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
13/03/2005 at 17:00
down the back of the calf into the foot.

arm could indeed, I have an old whiplash injury in my neck from falling down the cellar steps about 15 years ago.
13/03/2005 at 17:02
youve got back probs too havent you
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
13/03/2005 at 17:10
yep - L6 has some damage
13/03/2005 at 17:16
there isnt an L6



eek!



Seriously, start with your physio
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
13/03/2005 at 17:18
err....well that's what he wrote, I think. But many docs aren't noted for legible handwriting! Maybe I read it wrong.

ok - I'll go see someone
13/03/2005 at 17:31
that will teach you to look at your notes;)
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
13/03/2005 at 17:39
Didn't - it was written on the referral note I had
13/03/2005 at 17:41
bah
13/03/2005 at 19:55
IW - I went through quite a phase of waking with pins and needles in my hands and arms (a good couple of months) - but it did eventually go <so you are not the only one>

I'd do as PH says, though - go and check with the physio

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