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Why might it be that my little finger and section of hand keep going numb?

Why might it be that my little finger and section of hand keep going numb?

Cubital tunnel: It could be cubital tunnel syndrome - a pinched nerve at the elbow. A hand surgeon can make the definitive diagnosis and treat. In the meantime avoid leaning on your elbow and avoid the bent position of the elbow for long periods. ...Read more

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There is a section of my hand with my little finger keeps randomly going numb and I don't know why. Help?

There is a section of my hand with my little finger keeps randomly going numb and I don't know why. Help?

Cubital tunnel: It could be cubital tunnel syndrome - a pinched nerve at the elbow. A hand surgeon can make the definitive diagnosis and treat. In the meantime avoid leaning on your elbow and avoid the bent position of the elbow for long periods. ...Read more

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My hands feel numb and my fingers hurt a little. I feel a tingling in my hands and sometimes it feels like they itch.

My hands feel numb and my fingers hurt a little. I feel a tingling in my hands and sometimes it feels like they itch.

Varies: Multiple potential causes, among the most common is carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a pinching of the median nerve at the wrist. I would not hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...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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My little finger on my left hand has gone numb recently. It really worries me.

My little finger on my left hand has gone numb recently. It really worries me.

Numb finger: Some kind of nerve dysfunction has occurred. It could be a pinching of the nerve in the hand, nerve damage from vitamin b12 deficiency or degeneration from a disorder like multiple sclerosis, or a tiny area of brain injury or pathology. A neurologist can pinpoint the cause for you and it may involve performing an EMG procedure. ...Read more

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I'm having numbness in my little finger on my left hand. What could it be and I'm also a diabetic?

I'm having numbness in my little finger on my left hand. What could it be and I'm also a diabetic?

Neck Vs. Ulnar Nerve: Could be a pinched nerve in your neck and could also be an ulnar nerve neuropathy given your history of diabetes. If this bothers you enough you may consider an emg/ncs study to evaluate this further or even get an MRI of your neck. To evaluate. ...Read more

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Hi I have been feeling numbness in both the little and third finger of my right hand for the past 18 hours. Any idea why?

Hi I have been feeling numbness in both the little and third finger of my right hand for the past 18 hours. Any idea why?

Ulnar compression: You may have injured the ulnar nerve (the "funny bone" nerve). It can be from trauma, infection, or just sleeping on it wrong. Most common of late: keyboard use with improper position--note how the edge of the table would press on the forearms. Change position, see your doc if it continues. ...Read more

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Randomly it would seem my little finger and down the outer edge of the palm of my hand will become numb, what would cause this?

See below: The description you give is consistent with the sensory distribution of the ulnar nerve. This nerve runs from your neck, around you elbow and to the little finger. The numbness could be cause by compression of this nerve any where along its distribution. Talk to your doctor the next time you see them about possible causes or treatments. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness/tingling in my hands and fingers? It effects my head too, makes me feel a little cloudy. ;t gets better when I sit but standing it aggrevates, makes me feel weak...?

What can cause numbness/tingling in my hands and fingers? It effects my head too, makes me feel a little cloudy. ;t gets better when I sit but standing it aggrevates, makes me feel weak...?

Many possibilities: There are quite a few possibilities for the symptoms you describe - from low blood pressure on standing (with many causes), to anxiety with hyperventilation, to a low calcium level, and peripheral neuropathy. Best to get checked out if this hasn't resolved on its own. ...Read more

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Half of my right hand (ring and little fingers) has been asleep or numb for several hours. Can open and close, but feels strange?

Half of my right hand (ring and little fingers) has been asleep or numb for several hours. Can open and close, but feels strange?

Ulnar: Likely ulnar neuropathy....Either guyon's canal (less likely) or moreso from elbow/ulnar groove...Pressure often while asleep or tension with elbows bent. ...Read more

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The tip of my little finger on my left hand feels numb. I thought it will go away but after 3 days still the numbness is there. What is the cause.

The tip of my little finger on my left hand feels numb. I thought it will go away but after 3 days still the numbness is there. What is the cause.

Several causes: The tip of the little finger miss incinerated by the lunar nerve. At the elbow the lunar nerve is relatively shallow and exposed to trauma of various kinds. People call this the crazy bone, but injury to the lunar nerve is what happens. Also the small digital artery that supplies it if damaged can cause numbness, but then often the finger tip is blue, white. If it persists over a week see your doc. ...Read more

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I punctured my hand with a small knife, just below the mid finger. The back of my finger is now mostly numb, but movement is fine. Can a dr. Do much?

I punctured my hand with a small knife, just below the mid finger. The back of my finger is now mostly numb, but movement is fine. Can a dr. Do much?

Probably not: If the back of the finger is numb you probably injured a sensory nerve on the back of the finger. These nerves are not fixable. See a hand surgeon to make sure nothing else is wrong. ...Read more

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Bumped my elbow and whole hand is numb along little finger now?

Bumped my elbow and whole hand is numb along little finger now?

Numbness: You probably hit the inside of elbow causing inflammation to the ulnar nerve that supply the pinky finger.. Take Ibuprofen will go away. ...Read more

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I am 22 and have had a pain in my little finger right hand its a numb pain but at times throbbing agony?

Injury: How long have you had this and have you injured finger recently (which of course could explain symptoms). Is it cold or warm to touch? Without injury, this might be something else which is vascular or neurological. ...Read more

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Sir, there is numbness in my hands & legs little & ring fingers please suggest me the remedy other than surgery.?

Sir, there is numbness in my hands & legs little & ring fingers please suggest me the remedy other than surgery.?

Depends on the cause: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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On my right hand my little finger and ring finger are numb and tingle a lots what could this be should I be alarmed?

On my right hand my little finger and ring finger are numb and tingle a lots what could this be should I be alarmed?

Nerve compression: Sounds like your ulnar nerve may be compressed at your wrist. This can be caused by certain repetitive movements like prolonged computer use, texting, video games and others. Try wrist splints at night, but if stays numb all the time and not better with use of the wrist splints, need to see an orthopedist, preferably one who works lots with hands and/or things like carpal tunnel problems. ...Read more

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Mom sometimes gets a painfull sensation in her hand little finger. It looks like a visible clot, the finger goes numb. It gets normal later. Problem?

Mom sometimes gets a painfull sensation in her hand little finger. It looks like a visible clot, the finger goes numb. It gets normal later. Problem?

Finger numbness: A fairly common cause of such symptoms is raynaud's disease: a condition that causes some areas of your body — such as your fingers, toes, the tip of your nose and your ears — to feel numb and cool in response to cold temperatures or stress. The affected area turns pale first, then bluish, and then reddish when it is recovering. Prevent by keeping warm. Usually just a nuisance and not serious. ...Read more

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