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03 Feb 2004

Pins and Needles in foot
My husband (43) and I walk about 3 to 4 kms each morning. He experiences pins and needles in one foot most mornings which slows him down as it is quite uncomfortable. The sensation disappears as soon as he stops walking and does not bother him at any other time. Any suggestions as to what he can do? Should he be concerned?

Jackie
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Jackie

pins and needles is often caused by one of two things - poor circulation or a nerve impingement. I can't say which it might be, and so the only way to really know this would be to see a doctor and perhaps have some tests done. The fact that it stops soon after and doesn't occur during sitting etc. might indicate that it's related to the circulation, as this increases during exercise, and any problems may be more likely to occur under such circumstances. However, I think that you will only really know after a medical checkup.

Sorry I can't be of more help

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