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Mastic, NY
A 28-year-old female asked:

I have cubital tunnel. doctor prescribed steroid and b12 pills plus a brace for a few days. pinky and ring finger are a little swollen. is this normal?

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 53 years experience
Probably normal.: To reduce the swelling by raising the affected arm above your heart as often as possible during the first 72 hours after you get your brace. If if does not help call your doctor . The brace may be to tight.
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