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Involuntary movements + brisk reflexes: saw neurologist; MRI, EEG, found nothing, conclusion: psychological? Now tingling in left pinky+ring fingers

Involuntary movements + brisk reflexes: saw neurologist; MRI, EEG, found nothing, conclusion: psychological? Now tingling in left pinky+ring fingers

Involuntary mvmts: There are some causes that have not been addressed, but the first two could be due to a psychological cause. Expect some kind of follow up evaluation and continued discussion to help close the case on these. Tingling in the left hand fingers probably is due to something different, such as mild ulnar nerve compression. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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I get tingling in my left pinky finger, it comes and goes whenever. Just wondering what would cause this and should I make an appt with my doctor?

I get tingling in my left pinky finger, it comes and goes whenever.  Just wondering what would cause this and should I make an appt with my doctor?

Nerve irritation: It sounds like it may be an ulnar or radial nerve irritation. What causes it -- more history is needed to find out the cause of it. You can choose to see a doc locally to discuss it with them. ...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've had a tingling feeling on left hand pinky for a week now and it is also causing some weakness in my hand. Is it cubital tunnel? Only 23 yr old

I've had a tingling feeling on left hand pinky for a week now and it is also causing some weakness in my hand. Is it cubital tunnel? Only 23 yr old

Hand weakness : And tingling in small finger can be cubical tunnel at the elbow but the ulnar nerve can be compressed at the wrist or anywhere along its path the neck can also be a site of nerve root irritation. Watching elbow and hand position avoidant prolonged of flexion we're resting elbows or forearm on the edge of the desk or armrest may help but if symptoms persist specially with weakness please seeon the edge of the desk or armrest may help but if symptoms persist specially with weakness please see healthcare provider ...Read more

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I noticed tingling & numbness in my left pinky & ring finger. Seems like my ulnar nerve is the culprit. Last 2 days my hand & arm seem weak, tho.

I noticed tingling & numbness in my left pinky & ring finger.  Seems like my ulnar nerve is the  culprit.  Last 2 days my hand & arm seem weak, tho.

Poss ulnar nerve: You are right this could be due to your ulnar nerve. Since you have weakness you will want to get this checked. A nerve conduction study and treatment may be in your near future. http://www.neurocuro.com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/ ...Read more

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My grandmother just broke her hip. After surgery a week ago she has tingling in her left hand. Ring & pinky. Concerns?

My grandmother just broke her hip. After surgery a week ago she has tingling in her left hand. Ring & pinky. Concerns?

Ulnar nerve: entrapment. Ulnar nerve entrapment occurs when the ulnar nerve in the arm becomes compressed or irritated. It travels from your neck down into your hand, and can be constricted in several places along the way. During the surgery or while in the recovery room ulnar nerve may be exposed to some pressure for some reasons . Talk to the surgeon who did the surgery. ...Read more

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My left pinky has been numb and tingling for about an hour. Boss wont let me stop?

My left pinky has been numb and tingling for about an hour. Boss wont let me stop?

Nerve: Perhaps ulnar nerve at wrist or elbow, but could be in neck and/or shoulder. Also, can happen with digital nerve affecting one finger. An occupational physician can analyze this and order a work place eval. ...Read more

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My ring and pinky left hand fingertips have been tingling for about a hour and didn't do anything ...why would this be?

It may be due to: an ulnar nerve irritation did you hurt your elbow or shoulder or neck keep monitoring it if it worsens see your doctor ...Read more

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My left index finger has been twitching for the past few days quite alot, and my left pinky and ring finger have begun tingling at their tips. ?

My left index finger has been twitching for the past few days quite alot, and my left pinky and ring finger have begun tingling at their tips. 
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See a neurologist: The many causes of these symptoms include muscle strain, nerve compression (due to trauma, inflammation, entrapment, sleeping position), etc. See a neurologist to discuss your full history and undergo a neurological examination. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001418.htm ...Read more