How big are they? They look like darning needles!
They look like the pins my brother had in his thumb after he just about blew it off with a firework.
They had him do excersizes with the pins still in, and then when they pulled them out they told him that it hurts, but not enough for anethesia. That was before they found out that one of the pins was quite bent, he said that it was the worst pain he'd ever felt when they had to wrestle that bend pin out.