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Right Hand Pinky Numb
I have frequent numbness in my fingertips (most severe in pinky of right hand). Is this the sign of something serious or is it just due to cold?
Numbness: This symptom may be due to a nerve impingement in the wrist by thickened ligaments(caused by prolonged computer usage). Another possibility is vasospasm upon cold exposure as seen in Raynaud's syndrome. If associated tingling occurs, deficiencies of calcium, magnesium and potassium are possibilities. See your physician or a hand surgeon for evaluation and advice. ...Read more
Right-hand gets tingly and numb only from my pinky to my palm/bottom of my rist what can this be it stays like that for months then goes back to norma?
Ulnar neuropathy: You may have a 'pinched ulnar nerve' which occurs most commonly at the elbow (sometimes called cubital tunnel syndrome). The symptoms may come and go depending on the amount of nerve compression. Be careful not to rest your elbow on a hard surface. If pain returns and hand weakness develops you may need a nerve study and corrective surgery by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
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 an 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
Experiencing numbness in the outer half of my pinky in my non-dominant (right) hand. Pressing the area just below my finger, palm-side, hurts. Why?
Compression: Neuritis- see a physician for an examination. ...Read more
Office worker, on computer all day. Sometimes I feel a numbness in my left pinky. I use my mouse with right hand. Have supports for keyboard and mouse?
My pinky in my left hand has been swollen for more than 3 weeks and I also have numbness between my index fingerand thumb as well as on my right hand. What should I do?
I don't know what you want? I have pain, numbness, tingling in my right hand — mostly in middle finger, ring finger, and pinky.
Ulnar neuropathy: Your symptoms sound suspicious for ulnar neuropathy...a pinched nerve, typically at the elbow. When you hit your funny bone, you're actually hitting this nerve. It's caused by leaning too much on the elbow or repetitive movement of the elbow. Don't lean on the edge of a table and don't sleep with your arms curled up tightly under your head. Only when severe, surgery may be needed to decompress. ...Read more
My right hand has been numb for 5 hours from my ring finger to my thumb. My pinky is not though. What might this be? Was like this when I got up today
Last night I slipped and fell in the basement. Instantly a blood clot formed in my right hand a few centimeters below my pinky. What should I do? It was blue before now it turned black and became numb.
I'm having sharp pain in my wrist, up the outside of my right hand, up through my pinky finger. I also have weakness and some numbness.
I just got bad pain/numbness tingling in the pinky side of my right-hand hand feels numb starting to creep down arm just spent an hour dying my hair?
Nerve compression: You most likely compress/ squeeze a nerve(at the neck level c8, or at the elbow : ulnar nerve) while keep your arm up dying your hair. You might have inflammation, arthritis, or muscle spasm at these levels. You should see a neurologist to have emg/ncs to clarify the level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medication for ulnar nerve entrapment? Does it cure on its own? It's 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have arm pain and I'm not sure what it is I'm 22 yrs. Old and I've been having right hand/arm/shoulder pain since may of this year. It started out as feeling as an issue will the ulnar nerve but now my pinky and ring finger don't get numb. It's an ove
Check the neck: It's important to establish a diagnosis. Hand/arm/shoulder pain could be referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Therefore proper diagnosis is essential to stopping the pain. See an orthopedic surgeon. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms: rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, chest soreness, occasion white vision, numbness in pinky/ring fingers on right hand, orange urine.
Unlikely: Stroke can cause numbness in your r hand, but it would be of sudden onset and maybe involve face, arm and leg, with weakness as well. More likely that a nerve compressed at your elbow or wrist causing numbness/tingling. This can happen if you lean on the spot for too long, (sleep in a certain position & wake up with a numb hand). Also, carpal tunnel can cause it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer