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Rock Away Pins and Needles

Here is a helpful little body trick for dealing with that uncomfortable sensation of pins and needles. If your hands go tingly while driving or sitting in an odd position try this simple move to decrease the time you spend with pins and needles.

What you do: Rock your head from side to side for about a minute.

Why it works: Compressed nerves in the neck can create the sensation of tingling in the hand or arm. Rocking your head will loosen the muscles in your neck and decrease the pressure on the compressed nerve.

If your foot goes to sleep, you need to walk not rock away the pins and needles. The nerves that govern the feet are in the lower half of the body so get up and walk to wake up sleepy feet.


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cvandoorn cvandoorn 7 years
Ugh I hate waking up feeling like my arm or leg is dead. Thanks for the tip!
emalove emalove 7 years
Ooh, thanks for this, Fit! Such an annoying feeling.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Good to know. I hate when this happens...
DreaAST DreaAST 7 years
good info!
DreaAST DreaAST 7 years
good info!
imLissy imLissy 7 years
oh poo, it's always my feet that are falling asleep. Though often I'll fall asleep on my arm and it gets mighty tingly. I shall try next time.
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