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Why Is My Left Pinky Always Numb
Probably ulnar nerve: The small finger's feeling is provided by the ulnar nerve. If this nerve is pinched, it will cause numbness in the small finger, and the side of the ring finger closest to the small finger. The most common place this nerve is pinched is the elbow, and symptoms are worse when leaning on the elbow or keeping the elbow bent. The nerve can also be pinched at the wrist, or the neck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
More information..: It is hard to speculate without more information: are any other fingers numb? Did you have an injury? How long has this been present? Does anything make it better or worse? Is it associated with any weakness? You really need to have an examination to get an intelligent answer. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Numbnesss tingling: Numbnesss and tingling can be caused by issues directly related to the hand , wrist and upper extremity but there can also be indirect or systemic issues that can cause this. While carpal tunnel syndrome is common and a hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon takes care of this, the other issues, circulation, referred pain, neck causes, nerve issues not related to compression, other nerve compression ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I wake up every morning and my right arm is numb, my hand is swollen and my fingers tingle. What is wrong?
Nerve impingement: Transient symptoms of numbness, tingling, swelling and weakness in one arm upon awakening are usually caused by nerve impingement due to sleep position. If symptoms do not improve shortly after waking and becoming active, one should consider another cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There is not...: Enough information to make even an educated guess. There is no direct neural pathway between these structures and their sensory location in the brain are not close. Low calcium can cause tingling symptoms. Have you had thyroid surgery recently? Suggest seeing your doctor if it persists. ...Read more
I always sleep on my right side, and my left arm goes numb. It swells and is very painful even after the numbness fades. What is wrong?
W/out exam...: cannot directly say. ANd, obviously a circulatory issue would cause swelling and inadequate circulation makes the nerves feel sick resulting in pins/needles/numbness/pain often with some changes in color Thoracic outlet, subclavian steal something in the circulation in the armpit (prev. trauma/surgery or congenital malformation) could all do this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How come my left feet is kinda swollen and my left feet and left hand are getting tingly numb lately?
Neuropathy: Depending on the affected nerves, symptoms of neuropathy can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Neuropathy may affect your digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels and the heart. For some people, the symptoms are mild; for others, it can be painful and disabling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Numb arm and hand: See your family doctor or a neurologist. The causes can be early stroke, compression of the nerves or blood vessels at the base of the neck from tumors or abscesses or muscle spasm in the scalene muscles.. A careful and accurate history, neurologic examination, sometimes a scan are required before determining treatment. If it is early stroke, it requires emergent attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thre are several: Possible reasons. Trauma, sleep positon, infection, tendonitis, especially given age. Radial sided tendonitis. May be a common issue such as de quervains, one may need to refine the comlaint, ie , is the swelling in the whole hand or just feels swollen. Is the tingling ing extend up the arm or just into the hand and forearm? Is there neck comoression ad the tingling hand "feels" swollen , . ...Read more
The lower left side of my right hand under my pinkie has been hurting and turning numb suddenly. What do I do? Is this serious?
Not Sure: Hard to say what is going on from the limited information you provided. If just one hand is swollen and stiff, this could be due to over use, arthritis, or inflammation, among other causes. Other less common casues can be nerve entrapments or circulation problems. Seems like you should call your doctor for advice. ...Read more
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