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

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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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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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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I did some construction today and used a hammer a lot everytime I use it my right hand thumb and sometimes the two closest fingers go a little numb is?

I did some construction today and used a hammer a lot everytime I use it my right hand thumb and sometimes the two closest fingers go a little numb is?

Anatomically, the...: Pattern fits carpal tunnel syndrome. If it only happens after using your hand for a lot of vigorous exercise, monitor your symptoms. If it is a one-time thing, don't worry about it. If it worsens or begins to occur without activity or to wake you up at night, get it checked out by your doctor or a hand specialist.

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Right side face pain, right eye hurts, numb, right hand/finger tingle, very unsteady, little confused. What should I do?

Right side face pain, right eye hurts, numb, right hand/finger tingle, very unsteady, little confused. What should I do?

Call 911: These are the most common signs and symptoms of stroke. A less severe stroke may be more difficult to recognize. Do not wait cal 911. "Time lost is brain lost." ...Read more

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For 4 months now my middle finger of right hand has been total numbness/pain due to golf injury of forearm. No anti-infl/cortisone helped. Any idea??

For 4 months now my middle finger of right hand has been total numbness/pain due to golf injury of forearm. No anti-infl/cortisone helped. Any idea??

Nerve injury: You may have suffered injury to the medial nerve which innervates the three digits on the pinky side from recent injury or possible carpel tunnel syndrome. Use Ibuprofen to decrease inflammation or any pain you may have. These usually resolve with time though you have had residual numbness. A nerve conduction study by a neurologist can provide info. OTC Wrist splints can help in carpel tunnel. ...Read more

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For 4 months now my middle finger of right hand has been total numbness/pain due to golf injury of forearm. No anti-infl/cortisone helped. Any idea??

For 4 months now my middle finger of right hand has been total numbness/pain due to golf injury of forearm. No anti-infl/cortisone helped. Any idea??

Middle finger numb: Median or radial nerve injury is most likely. Recommend Electromyeologram/Nerve Conduction Study be done to help answer question. If positive for nerve injury, need to see good hand surgeon. Hope this helps. Good luck ...Read more

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Medication for ulnar nerve entrapment? Does it cure on its own? Its been 4 days tsince im experiencing numbness in my pinky and ring finger of right hand uptil my elbow

Medication for ulnar nerve entrapment? Does it cure on its own? Its been 4 days tsince im experiencing numbness in my pinky and ring finger of right hand uptil my elbow

Cubital tunnel: Inflammation and compression of the ulnar nerve around the elbow can cause numbness/tingling in the ring and small fingers. This is called cubital tunnel syndrome and is treated with oral/injectable steroids, nsaid's, therapy. It is also important to avoid extreme elbow flexion and pressure on the inside part of the elbow. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for treatment./surgery. ...Read more

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What could be causing numbness in my middle finger od my right hand?

Possible pinched ner: If only in middle finger then possibilities include ct syndrome (pinched nerve at wrist), pinched nerve in neck and rarely peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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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 always experience numbness in my fingers on my right hand. What could be wrong? Thank you.

I always experience numbness in my fingers on my right hand. What could be wrong? Thank you.

Numbness in hand: May reflect an irritation along specific nerves that are responsible for sensory in those areas. Only a detailed physical examination and /or lab tests, studies can diagnose your particular case. The nerve may be irritated in your wrist as in carpal tunnel, or in your elbow or near your neck as in cervical disc pathologies. Central causes do exist as well as in MS. See your Doctor for guidance. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my middle right hand finger?

I have numbness in my middle right hand finger?

Carpal tunnel: The most common cause of numbness in the middle finger of the hand is compression of the median nerve at the wrist. The middle finger is followed by the index finger, thumb and half of the ring finger. If you also have blanching of the finger along with numbness you may have raynaud's syndrome, a vascular constriction brought on by cold. Wrist position can affect the numbness. ...Read more

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What does numbness in my right hand pointer finger tip mean?

Numbness: Most commonly is a symptom of some nerve issue. Inflammation for example may irritate the nerve in the finger causing a numbness, . similar to the "pins and needles" you get in your legs when the nerves are irritated after sitting for long. If if continues, see the Dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What could be the cause for numbness in my right hand from shoulders to fingers?

What could be the cause for numbness in my right hand from shoulders to fingers?

Many things: The problem could or be anywhere from the spinal cord, to a nerve root to the brachial plexus to a peripheral nerve. A brain problem is less likely since you do not mention a problem with your face. A neurologist can help determine what the problem might be. The cause of this type of symptom is usually not serious, fortunately. ...Read more

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