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Posted by: FIONA | 2012/02/16

Pins and needles

i feel these continously in my feet? anything I can do?

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If you have temporary pins and needles, you can ease the symptoms by simply taking the pressure off the affected area.

If you have chronic pins and needles, the treatment will depend on what has caused it. For example, if it is caused by an underlying condition, such as diabetes, treatment will focus on controlling the condition to ease the symptoms. This may be done through medication or surgery.

If the pins and needles are caused by a vitamin B12 deficiency or a lifestyle habit such as alcohol misuse, treatment will focus on changing unhealthy behaviours. In these cases, you would eat more foods containing vitamin B12 and consume less alcohol.

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Posted by: pharmacist | 2012/02/17

If you have temporary pins and needles, you can ease the symptoms by simply taking the pressure off the affected area.

If you have chronic pins and needles, the treatment will depend on what has caused it. For example, if it is caused by an underlying condition, such as diabetes, treatment will focus on controlling the condition to ease the symptoms. This may be done through medication or surgery.

If the pins and needles are caused by a vitamin B12 deficiency or a lifestyle habit such as alcohol misuse, treatment will focus on changing unhealthy behaviours. In these cases, you would eat more foods containing vitamin B12 and consume less alcohol.

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