Pins and needles (paraesthesia)is a pricking, burning, tingling or numbing sensation that'susually felt in the arms, legs, hands or feet.

It doesn't usually cause any pain, but it can cause numbness or Pruritus .

Pins and needles is usuallytemporary, but can sometimes be long-lasting (chronic).

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 28 Nov 2016