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I have left arm pain with numbness and tingling in my left pinky finger.

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
From your elbow...: Is the pain in your entire arm or just below the elbow? This could be coming from inflammation/ irritation of your ulnar nerve, mahybe from medial epicondylitis (or other causes). Have you had an elbow injury recently, or do you do a lot of repetitive motion involving your elbow? It is also possible for these symptoms to be coming from your shoulder or neck.
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Dr. Stephen Cohen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Agree: Agree that numbness and tingling in the pinky finger is likely a pinched nerve in the neck (c8) or injury to the ulnar nerve. Would suggest a physiatric or neurologic evaluation. May benefit from emg/ncv testing.
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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 15 years experience
May also be a neck problem EMG/NCS as suggested above can help elucidate
Mar 20, 2013
Last updated Feb 5, 2019


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