Numbness is a condition where you can’t feel anything in part of your body, usually a patch of skin. Pins and needles are a tingling or prickling sensation that is often felt in hands or feet.
Most numbness or pins and needles sensation is due to pressure on nerves or the blood vessels that supply nerves. This often happens after you’ve been in an awkward position, like sitting cross-legged, or it may be the sign of a trapped nerve. Occasionally, it may be the sign of a more serious underlying problem such as diabetes or Multiple Sclerosis.