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Numb in bottom 3 fingers left hand up to elbow. Thumb index finger numb rt hand. Both feet have no reflexesblood work and mri normal what test is next?

Numb in bottom 3 fingers left hand up to elbow. Thumb index finger numb rt hand. Both feet have no reflexesblood work and mri normal what test is next?

NCV/EMG : Usually an NCV/EMG is done. It is not a structural test like an MRI, but rather checks the nerves themselves. It can help distinguish between a problem coming from the spine, the arms themselves ( such as carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes), or more of a neurological condition such as in a neuropathy. ...Read more

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Finger Numbness (Definition)

Finger numbness is a clinical finding in which there is loss of ...Read more


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My arm from elbow to fingers feel numb as i hit my elbow , however not hit my elbow. Together with this get cramps on back, and lower chest side?

My arm from elbow to fingers feel numb as i hit my elbow , however not hit my elbow. Together with this get cramps on back, and lower chest side?

Cubital tunnel is : Compression of the ulnar nerve. Often it feels as you hit your funny bone. The ulnar nerve at the elbow if affected gives tingling little ring fingers. The small intrinsic muscles of the hand and flexor tendons little and ring and the fcu a strong wrist flexor can also be affected. Back or chest can also be due to more proximal nerve compression neck or thoracic outlet. Chest pain? Check on! ...Read more

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I have sle, fibromyalgia, and depression i'm on meds but now i'm having pain in elbow and baby finger getting numb. I don't know what kind of doctor to see. Please advise?

I have sle, fibromyalgia, and depression  i'm on meds but now i'm having pain in elbow and baby finger getting numb. I don't  know what kind of doctor to see. Please advise?

Primary Care: Start with your primary care. They can look at your symptoms from the perspective of your complete health. They could then refer you to a specialist they trust if you need additional care. ...Read more

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I broke my elbow three days ago. Why is my pinky finger still numb?

I broke my elbow three days ago. Why is my pinky finger still numb?

Ulnar nerve: Sensation to the small finger is supplied by the ulnar nerve. The ulnar nerve lies along the inside part of the elbow. Swelling, pressure or an injury to the ulnar nerve at the same time as your fracture may be responsible for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Both of my are from fingers to elbow have been going numb all day ?

Both of my are from fingers to elbow have been going numb all day ?

See details: Most likely causes are carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel syndromes. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have had numbness in my left pinkie, ring finger and up to my elbow since yesterday afternoon. What could be wrong?

I have had numbness in my left pinkie, ring finger and up to my elbow since yesterday afternoon. What could be wrong?

Could be : Cubital tunnel syndrome which involves pinching of ulnar nerve at elbow. This may be very temporary based on your description, but if persistent, see your doc. Most of these problems involve bumping or sleeping on "funny bone", and are rapidly reversible. ...Read more

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Pain in elbows, numbness, it spreads down from shoulders to fingers, wrists hurt, wake up at night, but is all day. What is it? Maybe Part Of Fibromya

Pain in elbows, numbness, it spreads down from shoulders to fingers, wrists hurt, wake up at night, but is all day. What is it? Maybe Part Of Fibromya

Elbow pain: Pain on both elbows ? lateral or medial side, Swelling ? aggravated by activities or impaired range of motion? Pain, numbness spread down to fingers could be nerve entrapment( ulnar, median nerve). Fibromyalgia (FM) is possible due to bilateral symmetry of pain (usually 2 cm distal to lateral epicondyle). FM pain usually widespread plus fatigue, depression.. Consult your PCP. Thanks and good luck ...Read more