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A 19-year-old male asked:

that funny bone area became sore from resting my elbow on a desk and now my pinky finger is somewhat numb. will this go away? is it nerve damage?

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Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Perhaps.: This condition sounds like "cubital tunnel syndrome" which is a nerve irritation and possible compression of the ulnar nerve as it courses along the inner elbow. continually working with a bent elbow, compression on arm rests and a few other factors are often associated with this condition. You should receive a nerve conduction study and be seen by a specialist to help this condition.

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Last updated Jun 26, 2018

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