A 37-year-old female asked:
Within 5 mins of arms being bent my arm, pinky & ring finger go numb and painful. Every day, night. Left wrist goes weak and drop things. What is this?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Barry Press answered
43 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Cubital tunnel?: Compression of the ulnar nerve (the "funny bone" at the elbow) can cause symptoms like this. Bending the elbow stretches the nerve...and if there is compression to begin with, this "elbow flexion test" can often reproduce the symptoms you describe. See your doctor or a hand surgeon for a real diagnosis.
Answered on Jun 7, 2015
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