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What nerve could be causing numbness in right hand ring finger on the little finger side from mid tip to first joint?

What nerve could be causing numbness in right hand ring finger on the little finger side from mid tip to first joint?

Possible : It is possibly your ulnar nerve. This can get compressed at the elbow so if you tend to lean on your elbow pay attention to not doing that for awhlie and see if it helps. If you sleep with your elbow bent it can also cause this sensation in the am. And if you ride a bike or otherwise put pressure on your hands that can pinch the nerve in your hand. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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Everytime I bend my elbows my arms hurt and little finger and ring finger go numb. Nerve conduction studies normal.

Everytime I bend my elbows my arms hurt and little finger and ring finger go numb. Nerve conduction studies normal.

Cubital tunnel: Cubital tunnel syndrome. Impingement of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. Wearing an elbow guard at night and avoid sleeping with arms straight and down by your side will help reduce the numbness. Wear a headset instead of holding the phone to the ear. Grip the steering wheel at 5 or 7 o'clock instead of 10 and 2 o'clock. ...Read more

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My right little finger and half of my right ring finger are numb and weak after an elbow injury 2 days ago. How long will these symptoms last?

My right little finger and half of my right ring finger are numb and weak after an elbow injury 2 days ago. How long will these symptoms last?

Depends: Depends on the injury. What you have is an irritated ulnar nerve. An injured nerve from an elbow dislocation may take longer to recover than an elbow that was hit with a tennis ball, so it depends on how it happens. If it was a minor injury then it may take a week or two....More serious injuries can take 6-8 weeks or longer. Get an evaluation if you have not noticed any improvement. ...Read more

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What can cause my middle, ring and little finger numbness and pain?

What can cause my middle, ring and little finger numbness and pain?

Ulnar: Description suggests a localized problem from the ulnar nerve, perhaps at wrist or elbow (more likely). An EMG test might well localize and diagnose. See your doctor and get started. ...Read more

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I've got pins and needles in my little finger and ring finger, what is it?

I've got pins and needles in my little finger and ring finger, what is it?

Many possibilities: There are many possibilities being a common one pinching of the ulnar nerve. This could happen at several locations through the path of the nerve. If the sensation does not resolve quickly on its own seek medical attention an other causes are possible. ...Read more