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Date: 13.09.2013
From: helen

Subject: pins and needles tingling feelings in hand going to fingers??

My right elbow is so painful&stiff also the hand is the same.My hand is like a claw shape first thing in the morning. But once IV helped to straighten it up I the have this tingling feeling very much like pins and needles. Any ideas why or what it is. I have PA.
Thanks Helen.
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Date: 18.09.2013
From: Chris

Subject: Re: pins and needles tingling feelings in hand going to fingers??

No idea Helen. Pins and needles are usually to do with blood flow, so it could well be the inflammation restricting it.

I do know that psoriasis/PA sufferers (i'm one also) have a higher risk of heart disease (amongst other things), we should get checked out for it yearly.
You should really get this checked out by your GP, perhaps book a double appointment so s/he has time to google it properly.

I hope i havn't alarmed you, the number crunching medics don't know the cause of the higher risk of heart disease/diabetes. It may well be due in part to the historical reliance that chronic pain sufferers have on alcohol etc..
Good luck,
Chris

Does a gentle massage help?
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Date: 18.09.2013
From: bsk

Subject: Re: pins and needles tingling feelings in hand going to fingers??

Hi Helen,

pins and needles can be any number of things but is quite often carpel tunnel or inflammation or swelling causing pressure on the nerves. But it could just be the blood flow returning to your fingers once you've straightened them. I had it for a while in the mornings but it went after a while. You should mention it to your rheumy next time you go. Mine didn't seem that bothered about it and mentioned something about if it got worse they could do something ......can't remember what, but I didn't need it.
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Date: 19.09.2013
From: helen

Subject: Re: pins and needles tingling feelings in hand going to fingers??

thanks all for your replys. could well be from inflammation as iv had to stop mtx five wks ago so more problem joints have been popping up with pain and swelling. i do have rheumy appt nxt wk so hope i get some answers. im not on any treatment sulfa and mtx has given side effects so had to come of them. bad few wks have been told to get as much rest and up on the painkillers.
thanks helen x
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