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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more


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What can cause numbness in ring and pinky fingers?

What can cause numbness in ring and pinky fingers?

Cubital tunnel syn.: Though it can be neck or shoulder in origin this most likely represents a pinched nerve at your elbow. Try not leaning on your elbow and wrapping it in extension at night. If not successful I would see me or someone like me. (orthopedic/hand surgeon) hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can I do for pinky finger pain and numbness?

What can I do for pinky finger pain and numbness?

Get it evaluated: Numbness suggests nerve compression and that compression can be at one of several points in your neck or arm. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Numbness in pinky after injection for trigger finger, normal or not?

Numbness in pinky after injection for trigger finger, normal or not?

Possibly: It is possible that the medication used for your injection has affected your sensory nerve. However, the numbness should resolve within a few hours - if not, I would recommend that you follow up with your physician. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in my fingers my pinky finger has been numb for a week what causes it

What causes numbness in my fingers my pinky finger has been numb for a week what causes it

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. That's 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 more

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I've been having finger numbness on my pinky and ring finger for the past four days. What could it be?

I've been having finger numbness on my pinky and ring finger for the past four days. What could it be?

Ulnar nerve: The little and ring finger are innervated by the ulnar nerve. Tingling can be caused by compression in the wrist elbow or neck. You need to be seen by a hand surgeon to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I am having Pain/numbness in right pinky and ring finger and feels warm to touch when I massage it or apply ice ?

I am having Pain/numbness in right pinky and ring finger and feels warm to touch when I massage it or apply ice ?

Ulnar nerve: It may be that you have irritated your ulnar nerve which supplies sensation to this part of your hand. If it is not improving, have it seen. Increased warmth can be a sign of infection but usually there is redness and swelling. All the best. ...Read more

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Small area of pinky finger skin is having numbness near the incision area of the 5th metacarpal. How many months will it take to heal numbness 100%?

Small area of pinky finger skin is having numbness near the incision area of the 5th metacarpal. How many months will it take to heal numbness 100%?

Hard to say: It varies somewhat based upon the cause. It could be a retraction injury to the nerve during surgery, it might be encased in scar, it may have even been transected. I would discuss directly with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pinky finger numbness/tingling?

How to get rid of pinky finger numbness/tingling?

See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Numbness in my left pinky and ring finger and chronic back pain also?

Numbness in my left pinky and ring finger and chronic back pain also?

Numbness in hand: The most common causes of numbness in the pinky and ring finger is compression of the nerve at one of four places: the wrist, the elbow, the armpit, or the neck. The condition is unrelated to the chronic low back pain, although it is possible that you have arthritis in your neck and your low back that underlies both symptoms. ...Read more

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Numbness in my right pinky finger and weakness in my hands. What does this sound like?

Numbness in my right pinky finger and weakness in my hands. What does this sound like?

Ulnar nerve: Your description points toward involvement of ulnar nerve perhaps at elbow, but maybe wrist. An EMG test can pinpoint location and extent, and point the way to therapy. ...Read more

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Numbness on right hand just on mi pinky sometimes on ring finger what could this be?

Numbness on right hand just on mi pinky sometimes on ring finger what could this be?

Ulne nerve issue: Your symptoms are fairly consistent with ulnar nerve entrapment. It is usually caused by repeated pressure of elbow along the 'funny bone' area where the nerve travels along before it reaches the 4th and 5th fingers. Try wearing a elbow pad with a sleeve especially during sleep to see if it helps. If symptoms get worse, then consult your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have tingling and numbness in my right pinky finger and how it seems to be beginning in my shoulder and going down my right arm.?

Numbness: To know for sure, you need an examination. Differential diagnosis could be C8 cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in neck), brachial plexopathy, peripheral nerve entrapment such as ulnar neuropathy, or even myofascial pain with trigger points. Would suggest a pm&r evaluation for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dear doctors, recently my father, 55 years of age, have been experiencing numbness of the ring and pinky fingers of both hands randomly! Please help?

Dear doctors, recently my father, 55 years of age, have been experiencing numbness of the ring and pinky fingers of both hands randomly! Please help?

Ulnar neuropathy: The symptoms are in the distribution of the ulnar nerve on each side. This can be caused by repeatedly leaning on the elbows. If your father doesn't do that at work or home, then check for diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned with numbness in my pinky finger, ring finger, and along that same line up my left arm? Is it a potential clot or a nerve issue?

Should I be concerned with numbness in my pinky finger, ring finger, and along that same line up my left arm? Is it a potential clot or a nerve issue?

Ulnar nerve: This sounds like a problem with your ulnar nerve up in your elbow. This is the thick cord in your elbow called your "funny bone" that sends electric shocks down when you hit it. You should get this checked out by a doc to see what treatment needs to be done before this leads to permanent problems. ...Read more

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I have recurrent shoulder pain and have numbness to my pinky and ring finger. I previously had cortisone injections but still don't know what is wrong. Can you help me please?

I have recurrent shoulder pain and have numbness to my pinky and ring finger. I previously had cortisone injections but still don't know what is wrong. Can you help me please?

See your doctor: It sounds like whatever is going on is pressing on one of the nerves supplying your arm. The problem could be muscular, skeletal or neurological. RoshinG, a thorough history and examination by someone adept in musculoskeletal pathologies is indicated. If you’ve had it for a long time and the problem hasn’t progressed, it may not be too serious. But SEE A DOCTOR...soon ...Read more

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I have left arm pain with numbness and tingling in my left pinky finger.

Agree: Agree that numbness and tingling in the pinky finger is likely a pinched nerve in the neck (c8) or injury to the ulnar nerve. Would suggest a physiatric or neurologic evaluation. May benefit from emg/ncv testing. ...Read more

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I got numbness in my right hand tail finger (pinky finger), is this serious?!

I got numbness in my right hand tail finger (pinky finger), is this serious?!

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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Right shoulder subacromial decompression last year. Since then, numbness in right pinky and ring finger. Could it be related?

Right shoulder subacromial decompression last year. Since then, numbness in right pinky and ring finger. Could it be related?

Cubital tunnel cervi: Numbness there is usually from elbow or pinched nerve in neck c7at c67 to be exact harder to relate to procedure or impingement syndrome ...Read more

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Elbow clicks when bent, been 2 years. Numbness in pinky and ring finger, gone when no physical activity for a few weeks. Maybe ulnar nerve?

Elbow clicks when bent, been 2 years. Numbness in pinky and ring finger, gone when no physical activity for a few weeks. Maybe ulnar nerve?

Probably ulnar nerve: The numbness is almost certainly coming from the ulnar nerve. The clicking may be coming from the nerve flipping in and out of its groove. However, if the clicking is not coming from the inner side of the elbow, it is something else. At age 20, I would not ignore the numbness. ...Read more

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Would the sharp pain from R elbow down that causes numbness & tingling in pinky, ring, middle fingers & now index be cubital tunnel? Thank you!!

Would the sharp pain from R elbow down that causes numbness & tingling in pinky, ring, middle fingers & now index be cubital tunnel? Thank you!!

No, ? TOS: 30's female with parasthesias in 5-2 fingers suggests primary neural impingement to be occurring in region of shoulder girdle brachial neural plexus, and concern is raised for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. A Neurologist is skillful at localizing neural disorders. ...Read more