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Pins and needles

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Paraesthesiae are abnormalities of sensation such as:

  • tingling
  • pins and needles
  • tightness sensation like strings or bands around a part o the body
  • sensation like water trickling over the skin
  • sensation that the affected part is swollen or encased in a firm glove or plaster cast
  • electric shock sensations such as in Lhermitte's symptom or Tinel's test

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