When to see your GP

Most cases of pins and needles are temporary and the sensation disappears afterthe pressure istaken off the affected area.

See your GPif you constantlyhave pins and needles or ifit keeps coming back. It may be a sign of a more serious underlying health condition.

Treatment for chronic pins and needles depends on the cause. For example, if it's caused by diabetes , treatment will focus on controlling your blood glucose levels.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018