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The side & pinky of my left hand went numb & the hand was very weak. That lasted for months. Now it's the other hand, what could be wrong?

The side & pinky of my left hand went numb & the hand was very weak. That lasted for months. Now it's the other hand, what could be wrong?

Most common cause of: This problem is ulnar neuropathy, a nerve supplying the ring and pinky fingers with adjacent part of the hand. Its normally trapped at the elbow (funny bone area) or at wrist (less commonly). Another possibility is that 2 sides nerves are getting trapped at the neck level. See an orthopod and a neurologist to confirm the DX and treatment to be started. ...Read more

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Hi I was a little worried about this numb feeling in my left hand on the side of pinky finger going down that side but it is only my left hand?

Hi I was a little worried about this numb feeling in my left hand on the side of pinky finger going down that side but it is only my left hand?

Ulnar neuropathy?: The symptoms you describe are typical for trouble with the ulnar nerve. This is the nerve that travels along the inner elbow and causes the 'funny bone' sensation when the elbow is hit in a certain way. Sometimes the nerve can get pinched in the elbow and surgery can relieve the pressure. An EMG/NCS test can determine if this is what is going on. Good luck! ...Read more

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I woke up with the pinky and ring finger on my left hand numb?

I woke up with the pinky and ring finger on my left hand numb?

Nerve compression: The fact that the pinky and ring finger are affected suggests that a nerve called the ulnar nerve is being compressed. It could be from the position you sleep in. If the numbness goes away when you're up and moving then it is probably not serious. If the numbness doesn't go away or gets worse you should see a doctor to find out what is wrong. ...Read more

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What can I do if my left hand fingers, my pinky and my ring finger are going numb. What is this?

What can I do if my left hand fingers, my pinky and my ring finger are going numb. What is this?

Ulnar nerve problem?: Numbness and tingling inthe small and ring finger can indicate a problem with the ulnar nerve. The ulnar nerve is commonly pinched at the level of the elbow, known as cubital tunnel syndrome, or at the level of the wrist, compression at guyon's canal. However, numbness and tingling in the exremities warrants evaluation by a physician to definitively identify the cause. ...Read more

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My pinky finger of the left hand has had a numb, tingling sensation to it for almost a month and a half now. Should I be concerned?

My pinky finger of the left hand has had a numb, tingling sensation to it for almost a month and a half now. Should I be concerned?

Obvious question 1st: Seen a doctor about this problem? Did it start out being exactly as involved as it is right now or did it seem to come on more insidiously (meaning little by little?). Do you wear anything tight on that finger like a ring or anything else?Any trauma in the past couple of months to the fingers, hand, wrist, or elbow on the left? Yes, I'd want to find out about this problem and fix if possible. ...Read more

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The pinky and ring finger on my left hand are tingly and almost numb. Just started last night. What should I do? I have no other symptoms

The pinky and ring finger on my left hand are tingly and almost numb. Just started last night. What should I do? I have no other symptoms

Numb fingers: This is usually from pressure on your wrist or elbow. The usual treatment is to keep pressure off these areas. Numbness will usually resolve, but can take several weeks to months. If symptoms last for more than two to three weeks, evaluation should be performed. ...Read more

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