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Treatment for Pins and Needles.
October 16, 2019
This week’s blog on Pins and Needles is by My-Medicines.com and describes the common condition medically referred to as Paresthesias.
It’s a great read…….
‘Do you have to sit still at work for long periods?’
Then you’ve probably experienced this at one time or the other.
It’s that sensation of uncomfortable tingling, prickling, skin-crawling or numbness in the hands or feet.
We all know this one, some call it:
Well, I know it as “Paja-Paja”.
This usually occurs following pressure or strain on the muscle during normal as well as sedentary activities.
A common cause is leaning awkwardly on an arm or leg which presses against the nerves and cuts off (the) blood supply.
You often experience it in your arms, hands, legs and feet, and (it) usually stops when the weight is taken off the body part; restoring normal posture and allowing for normal blood supply.
However, chronic Paja-Paja (that is; if it has been going on for several weeks or months) can be a warning of some other underlying disorders; some of which include:
Here are a few things you can do if you experience Paja-Paja:
Soon; if you have signs of a neurological disease (including):
In addition, talk to your health provider:
So what do you think of Paja-Paja now? Are there other local terms for pins and needles you know?
Let us know in the comments below.
My-Medicines.com is the largest online pharmacy in Nigeria and provides wellness and health information blogs.
Always contact your health provider if you feel unwell.
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