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I banged my elbow hard the other day and my pinky has been pretty numb since then with no improvement. What to do?

I banged my elbow hard the other day and my pinky has been pretty numb since then with no improvement. What to do?

Ulnar neuropathy: Sounds like you injured the ulnar nerve (which innervates the pinky). It should get better over the next few days to weeks. If it persists, you might start with an x-ray of the elbow to rule out a fracture. ...Read more

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Hello, I was wondering if the symptoms I have can be serious. I recently hurt my elbow and now the numbness and pain will not go away..

Hello, 
I was wondering if the symptoms I have can be serious. I recently hurt my elbow and now the numbness and pain will not go away..

Nerve injury: Numbness and possibly pain can be indicative of a nerve injury. Whether "serious" or not depends on many factors. How long ago was the injury? Is there weakness in the arm? How is the function of the elbow and arm? Is the pain mild, moderate or severe? Has a doctor evaluated you yet? To get help, you/we need more answers. If I can help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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I fell, landing on my back and right elbow pretty hard. Now my inner elbow really hurts, and it feels a little numb when i try to bend it. ?

I fell, landing on my back and right elbow pretty hard. Now my inner elbow really hurts, and it feels a little numb when i try to bend it. ?

Contusion to elbow: bones and nerves are in close proximity I would ask your folks to have you seen by your doctor and you might need an x ray ...Read more

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What should I do? I have pain in the elbow, numbness in the arm..?

What should I do? I have pain in the elbow, numbness in the arm..?

See an orthopedist: You may have a neuropathy. You should see an orthopedists or a sports medicine specialist for further investigation as you may need additional testing such as a EMG (electromyogram) to assess why your arm is numb. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what could cause numbness from elbow down?

Cubital tunnel: Different nerve entrapments, such as ulnar at elbow, cubital tunnel. Radial in dorsal forearm, posterior interosseus sydrome. Median at antecubital area, pronator syndrome. ...Read more

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Can you get your inner elbow numbed with topical numbing cream before they draw blood?

Can you get your inner elbow numbed with topical numbing cream before they draw blood?

Yes: It may help some. The key, though, is mental preparation. Think to yourself, "To be brave, act brave." Think of the pain that your mother endured to give you birth. Think of the pain that others suffered on your behalf. Think about how much better it is for people to see how tough you are. Nobody likes having blood drawn, but most of us fake that it doesn't bother us. Yo can do it too. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing some numbness from below my elbow to my finger tips.. What could be causing this ?

I'm experiencing some numbness from below my elbow to my finger tips.. What could be causing this ?

Ulnar nerve: Sharply defined changes in sensation like this are usually caused by compression of the ulnar nerve at the "funny bone." Sometimes you can press or tap the nerve and make the symptoms occur or worsen. Typically treated with restricted use of elbow, elbow padding to protect the nerve and perhaps non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. . ...Read more

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How concerned should I be about an elbow injury (twisted in fence rails) that is numb to the touch?

Talk to MD: This could be simply swelling in the joint at the sight of the injury pressing on the nerves. The best course is to see a physician to make sure that there is no permanent damage to the nerves. Go to an urgent care center or an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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