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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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Why do I wake up with numbness on my little finger? Every morning

Why do I wake up with numbness on my little finger? Every morning

Ulnar nerve: A numb little finger is usually due to compression of the ulnar nerve. The most common place to compress it is at the elbow, sometimes by sleeping one your back with the elbow bent and the "funny bone" part of the elbow pressing against the bed. Another place to compress is at the wrist--usually by bending the wrist. If you sleep with your elbow bent a lot, there are ways to prevent that. ...Read more

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I have had numbness in my left little finger for almost 2 months. My mother had multiple copies sclerosis. Is there any link? What is could it be?

I have had numbness in my left little finger for almost 2 months. My mother had multiple copies sclerosis. Is there any link? What is could it be?

Cubital tunnel: I agree that irritation of the ulnar nerve is a much more common cause of numbess of the small finger. The most likely site of compression is at the elbow but other areas could be involved. Typically the pain is worsened by flexion at the elbow, and sometimes the pain noted more at night, even causing waking. ...Read more

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I have numbness from my right hand little finger to right leg what is reason treatment?

I have numbness from my right hand little finger to right leg what is reason treatment?

Numbness: In order to recommend treatment you need to establish a correct diagnosis. If there is true continuity of the numbness from the 5th digit of the hand to the leg I would think of a process involving the lower cervical (neck) spinal cord. There is also a possibility there are two different problems. I suggest you contact your physician for adequate diagnosis and treatment. Hope you get well soon. ...Read more

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What does numbness in the left little finger mean? This started only two weeks ago. How serious is it?

What does numbness in the left little finger mean? This started only two weeks ago. How serious is it?

Correlations: Could be ulnar nerve problem at elbow or wrist but also might be localized digital nerve. If persists, have your doctor evaluate. ...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 feel a numbness in my fourth toe on the side next to the little finger what should I do and should I worry about it?

I feel a numbness in my fourth toe on the side next to the little finger what should I do and should I worry about it?

No: No, I would not worry about it, but I would not hesitate to be seen. Numbness suggests a neurological etiology and among the more common causes if numbness in the toe is a nerve irritation in the foot or in the back. ...Read more

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Is little finger numbness a sign of poor blood circulation?

Possible: It most likely is a nerve problem-if so the side of the ring finger would be numb also-i would recommend that you see a hand surgeon. ...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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Hurt my medial side of elbow against door. Cant flex my arm shooting severe pain, little finger is ok no parasthesias or numbness. Have I hurt ulnar?

Hurt my medial side of elbow against door. Cant flex my arm shooting severe pain, little finger is ok no parasthesias or numbness. Have I hurt ulnar?

Medial Epicondylitis: Or "Golfer's Elbow" can be due to blunt trauma! This usually does not affect the ulnar nerve itself (its actually medial to the nerve) A CORTISONE INJECTION may be indicated! Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider for a referral to an Orthopedist!
Hope this helps!
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Numbness in fourth and little finger and down arms. Numbness in toes when standing for a length of time. Diagnosed autoimmune illnesses. Any ideas?

Numbness in fourth and little finger and down arms. Numbness in toes when standing for a length of time. Diagnosed autoimmune illnesses. Any ideas?

Uncertain: The left arm could also be C-7 T-1 radiculopathy (pinched nerve inthe neck). The toe numbness may not even be neurologic and could be parasthesias. What immune illness you have if you have one may or may not be involved. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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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?

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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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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My little finger always goes numb. What could be the cause?

Ulnar nerve problem: The little finger sensation is carried by the ulnar nerve. This nerve goes behind the bone on the inside of your elbow and can be compressed there. The more you flex your elbow, the more pressure you can be putting on this nerve causing your little finger and pinky side of your ring finger to go numb. Don't lean on your elbow as much, but if it keeps up get it checked out by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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My little finger has been numb for 8 weeks, is this a serious concern?

My little finger has been numb for 8 weeks, is this a serious concern?

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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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