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My Pinky Finger Is Numb
I felt a my pinky finger getting numb while i was using my phone nowtheres a small bump on the side of my finger that still feels numb from the inside?
The : The nerve supply to the little finger can be affected. A circulation issue can also account for numbness. Sometimes a simple bruise or contusion or a swollen finger can also make out feel "numb" or different when looking for nerve compression start at the finger and work your way up tot the neck any compression on any area can cause the finger to fell different. Although we generally use the word "numb" or numbness a true numb finger has no feeling at all. Maybe a better word is tingling to mean only a partial difference in sensation. Even a swollen joint from arthritis or a bruise to the finger can make the tip f a finger feel different. A swollen tendon or a trigger finger can also make the finger feel less normal. A contusion or bruise to the palm can affect the digital nerves that go to the finger. A site of compression can be a the wrist. The ulnar nerve at the wrist more commonly affects the little finger , but some people with carpal tunnel syndrome complain of little finger numbness even though we are not supposed to be "wired" that way. At the elbow the ulnar nerve continues up the arm and the inside of your elbow where you would think of your "funny bone" as residing is a site of compression that can give tingling in the little finger. Hoever usually little finger tingling from the ulnar nerve at the elbow will be accompanied by tingling on the top of the hand on the little finger side too. Finally a compressive site in the neck or at a lower cervical nerve root ( the lower part of your neck or cervical spine) can also give tingling as for circulation, there are a variety of systemic and localized conditions that affect circulation in the hand from ryanauds, a spasm of the blood vessels due to cold , to the decreased circulation ( and neve issues) of diabetes, to a disorder that is associated with trauma to the palm and interruption of normal hand circulation. Finally there are more severe conditions that can simulate 'numbness" in arm of exretemities that are indirectly related to nerve or circulation issues should one who has little finger numbness need to worry about all these things and more? The answer is yes and no. Thats for your health care provider to determine but if the numbness continues your should seek medical attention. From a hand or orthopedic surgeons perspective: a lot of those who have numbness in the little finger have cubital tunnel syndrome, which is a chronic compression of the ulnar nerve ( your funny bone) at the elbow in the meantime think about your arm position when you are sitting at the desk or kitchen table and typing, simply sitting and being on a keyboard both your hands rotated on the keys and the inside of your elbow resting on the table or table edge can also give tingling in the little finger! those who want to know more about cubital tunnel syndrome affecting the ulnar nerve can follow the link provided. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I felt my pinky finger suddenly getting numb now i have alittle bump on it. The bump feels kinda numb and hard when i touch it. What is that?
Probably ulnar nerve: The small finger's feeling is provided by the ulnar nerve. If this nerve is pinched, it will cause numbness in the small finger, and the side of the ring finger closest to the small finger. The most common place this nerve is pinched is the elbow, and symptoms are worse when leaning on the elbow or keeping the elbow bent. The nerve can also be pinched at the wrist, or the neck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was cleaning my stove and where the knobs go n it shocked me now my pinky & ring finger feel numb is this ok?
Woke up and the tip of my right pinky finger feels numb like it feel asleep. No pain or discoloration just that weird sensation its been a few hours?
My two pinky fingers get numb when i sleep on my back with a pillow under my head. What could be the reason?Thank you.
Ulnar parasthesias: 40's female with numbness in 4-5 fingers while sleeping on back using a pillow has impingement of the ulna nerve tract. If in both arms this would point to a neck problem, and neck pain would be expected. If on only one side could be neck, but thoracic outlet syndrome is another consideration if there is an associated aching in the shoulder region. A physiatrist type of doctor can discern. ...Read more
I dropped a soccer goal on my pinky finger and now it's numb I can bend it. but its really numb. should I get it checked ?
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