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What can cause my left pinky and half my palm to be numb for close to a year now?

What can cause my left pinky and half my palm to be numb for close to a year now?

Ulnar Nerve: That is a classic description of a pinched nerve - usually the ulnar nerve as it travels through the elbow. This can be diagnosed with nerve testing, but with typical symptoms like this, nerve testing is often not needed. If caught soon enough, often it can be treated with injections or surgery. After a year...That can be difficult. I would certainly see your doctor about it. ...Read more

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I scraped the pinky knuckle on my left hand and it has continued to swell and hurt more for the past 4 days; why could this be and what can I do?

I scraped the pinky knuckle on my left hand and it has continued to swell and hurt more for the past 4 days; why could this be and what can I do?

Possible infection: It is possible that the scrape(abrasion) in the skin allowed some bacteria into the surrounding soft tissue and has lead to a localized infection. It's a bit hard to say without seeing your finger but you are better of being safe then sorry and seeking and evaluation, and more urgently if you have progressive pain, inability to flex at that joint, spreading redness and/or fevers. Good luck ...Read more

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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?

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

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My right thumb has been hurting for the last 5 days. Now it is in my wrist and extending to my arm. What should I do? What could it be?

My right thumb has been hurting for the last 5 days. Now it is in my wrist and extending to my arm. What should I do? What could it be?

See a doctor: You should see a doctor as this could be a number of things, most benign is some sort of tendonitis, which may be caused by something you did or do repeatedly with your hand. You could try ibuprofen, but see a doctor if not getting better. ...Read more

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I get a pain/swelling on both of my palms from the side of my pinky to my thumb. It can be painful to use and sometimes spreads to my wrists and arms?

I get a pain/swelling on both of my palms from the side of my pinky to my thumb. It can be painful to use and sometimes spreads to my wrists and arms?

Inflammation: This appears to be an inflammatory reaction to either overuse or an actual arthritic inflammation. Spreading to wrists and arms is unusual and concerning. Is there any association with occupational activities or household duties? Anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen as well as warm soaks may relieve your symptoms, but I recommend that you see your MD or a rheumatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is this normal or is it nerve damage i had neck sergery this past october. When i got to my room i had no use for my right arm and hand. Now i can raise my arm a little from my side and in front of me. My right hand amd fingers is swollen now my left hand

Is this normal or is it nerve damage i had neck sergery this past october. When i got to my room i had no use for my right arm and hand. Now i can raise my arm a little from my side and in front of me. My right hand amd fingers is swollen now my left hand

Lasting : Lasting numbness and weakness of part or all of a limb is usually caused by damage to the brain or spinal cord, or to a nerve or nerves. A surgeon or physician (doctor) can evaluate new or worse problems and help answer questions about progression or recovery. Limbs that are weak or numb can also become swollen. Sometimes this is because they are not being used, but there are other causes that are more serious. Swelling that is new is a reason to see a doctor quickly. ...Read more

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I have been having pains in my right arm for sometimes, now it radiates to my fingers and my right leg. What is the possible cause and solutions?

Nerve impingement: Of the neck or lower back is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the us. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. It can cause severe vision impairment and muscle spasms. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. ...Read more

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I hurt my neck two days ago and now my left are is numb and my thumb feels asleep. What can be the cause.?

Nerve bruising: You probably bruised your brachial plexus. Normally this should get better within 24 to 48 hrs. If there is no improvement or worsening you should see a neurologist or a neurosurgeon to get properly worked up. Sometimes an anti inflammatory medication can help. Since i don't know your medical history please go see your primary care doctor to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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I have had numbness and tingling in left thumb and index finger for 5 weeks now. it sometimes aches in the hand and up to the underarm what is it?

I have had numbness and tingling in left thumb and index finger for 5 weeks now. it sometimes aches in the hand and up to the underarm what is it?

Pinched nerve: You are experiencing nerve irritation called radiculopathy. Most commonly, one of the nerves coming off of your spinal cord in your neck is getting pinched or irritated for some reason. You definitely need to be evaluated in person. Waiting too long could lead to permanent weakness in the hand. Treatment could be as easy as an Rx, but you might need an MRI. Please see a doc. ...Read more

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My pinky finger of the left hand has had a numb, tingling sensation to it for almost a month and a half now. Should I be concerned?

My pinky finger of the left hand has had a numb, tingling sensation to it for almost a month and a half now. Should I be concerned?

Obvious question 1st: Seen a doctor about this problem? Did it start out being exactly as involved as it is right now or did it seem to come on more insidiously (meaning little by little?). Do you wear anything tight on that finger like a ring or anything else?Any trauma in the past couple of months to the fingers, hand, wrist, or elbow on the left? Yes, I'd want to find out about this problem and fix if possible. ...Read more

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I have had numbness and tingling and pain in my hands for about 2 yrs now. It does it for no reason and now my left arm is starting to do the same .

I have had numbness and tingling and pain in my hands for about 2 yrs now. It does it for no reason and now my left arm is starting to do the same .

Neck problem: Its most likely a neck problem.Depending on your age it could also be a brain problem.You need to see a neurolgist. ...Read more

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I slept on my hand and i woke up with numb hands. My left hand index fingertip stayed numb. What is the problem, and what can I do to cure the case?

I slept on my hand and i woke up with numb hands. My left hand index fingertip stayed numb. What is the problem, and what can I do to cure the case?

Most likely diet: It may sound strange, but diet is the fuel that enables cells to function properly. By and large, diet in the U.S. Is appalling and is directly responsible for functional changes that are often mistaken for psychosomatic symptoms. Examine your diet and get rid of the man made "junk" if itr applies to you. ...Read more

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My fingers are turning blue and i feel some tingling in them, especially my right hand finger next to my thumb. I have high blood presssure and take medication for it. I have had this happen to me before about a year ago, but now it is constant. What coul

My fingers are turning blue and i feel some tingling in them, especially my right hand finger next to my thumb. I have high blood presssure and take medication for it. I have had this happen to me before about a year ago, but now it is constant. What coul

From : From your description, it sounds like you are having some sort of vascular problem with your hands. You should see your primary care physician promptly as some of these can progress to damage the tissues in your fingers. Some people have raynaud's phenomenon which causes blood to be diverted from the hands to the body in response to small changes in temperature. Most people are able to manage their symptoms and keep their bodies warm to distribute more blood to the fingers. However, those symptoms tend to come and go rather than being constant. Some others have collagen vascular diseases, such as lupus, scleroderma, sarcoid, or crest syndrome, that cause "vasculitis" that limits blood flow to the fingers. These conditions can cause sores (ulcers) on the fingertips and sometimes loss of the fingertip. There are a variety of treatments for the fingers, including medications and injections, but controlling the underlying disease is more important. Other causes are emboli (blood clots blocking circulation) and peripheral vascular disease (similar to heart disease, but in the smaller blood vessels). The important thing is to get evaluated and treated before any tissue damage can occur. In a truly ischemic (no blood flow) finger, that may be hours! ...Read more

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I had a forearm surgery for my left arm 3 days ago, and my arm and hand is swelling. How long will my arm and hand to go back to its normal size? Thx

I had a forearm surgery for my left arm 3 days ago, and my arm and hand is swelling. How long will my arm and hand to go back to its normal size? Thx

That depends: On the type of surgery, how well you can recover, any medications you may be taking, if you are keeping it elevated often, resting it, have a cast on it, etc. Etc. Call the surgeon, and then all your questions would be better answered as they are familiar with your case. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Fell on my fist from my middle knuckle to about 1/4 to my wrist is moderately swollen. No pain. How important is it that I see a doctor immediately?

Fell on my fist from my middle knuckle to about 1/4 to my wrist is moderately swollen. No pain. How important is it that I see a doctor immediately?

Hand Trauma: Sometimes immediately after an injury you will feel no pain but the next day pain may develop once adrenaline wears off and swelling sets in. Rest, ice, compress with an ACE bandage, and elevate the hand to decrease swelling. If pain persists or if you heard a "pop" see MD for a full exam. Make sure your tetanus vaccination is up to date if you broke the skin. Good luck. ...Read more