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Why is my left pinky finger always numb?

Why is my left pinky finger 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 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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My left ring and pinky finger have been numb. What is the cause and how do I treat it?

My left ring and pinky finger have been numb. What is the cause and how do I treat it?

Ulnar nerve: Numbness of the the ring and little fingers is usually the result of compression of the ulnar nerve somewhere along the arm and usually at the elbow. It is called cubital tunnel syndrome not to be confused with carpal tunnel syndrome. It can also be the result of a herniated disc in the neck. An nerve test is used to localize the cause and help determine treatment. ...Read more

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My left ring finger and pinky finger have been wierd and numb for about 2.5 weeks! advice?

My left ring finger and pinky finger have been wierd and numb for about 2.5 weeks! advice?

Many possibilities: These symptoms are usually caused by nerve compression, with the most common culprits being the ulnar nerve at the elbow or a nerve root in the neck. A neurologist can help you narrow down the underlying cause and find the best way to relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

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Bone in right pinky finger doesn't feel the same as the left one. Feels like bone is leaning to the left. Light numb feeling at night. What is it?

Bone in right pinky finger doesn't feel the same as the left one. Feels like bone is leaning to the left. Light numb feeling at night. What is it?

See hand surgeon: With the limited information and no examination, i would suggest getting an x-ray of the finger to rule out bony pathology and an emg/nct to rule out nerve compression causing the numbness. See hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Numbness in my left pinky and ring finger and chronic back pain also ?

Numbness in my left pinky and ring finger and chronic back pain also ?

Numbness in hand: The most common causes of numbness in the pinky and ring finger is compression of the nerve at one of four places: the wrist, the elbow, the armpit, or the neck. The condition is unrelated to the chronic low back pain, although it is possible that you have arthritis in your neck and your low back that underlies both symptoms. ...Read more

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1st my left pinky and ring fingers were numb for weeks, now the same on the right fingers and tip of tongue?

Finger numbness: The finger numbness is due to the ulnar nerve not working right. In other words, you must have slept wrong on your arm and it made the nerve not work as well. It should improve with time. The tip of the tongue numbness is not due to the first problem. Try a b complex vitamin for the tongue problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can impingement of left shoulder cause numbness/tingling in all finger tips, startess 2 weeks ago not gone away- all day and night.Ring and pinky less?

Can impingement of left shoulder cause numbness/tingling in all finger tips, startess 2 weeks ago not gone away- all day and night.Ring and pinky less?

No: Many things (like carpal tunnel syndrome, other nerve problems, neck problems) can cause the numbness or tingling. Shoulder impingement would not. See your primary doctor or the person caring for your shoulder for further guidance. ...Read more

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Sir, I am feeling my left hands pinky, middle and ring finger numb continuesy, from a week now, my gripping power is also less now?

Sir, I am feeling my left hands pinky, middle and ring finger numb continuesy, from a week now,  my gripping power is also less now?

Ulnar Nerve: Sounds like an impigment of the ulnar nerve in the left side. Best to get this evaluated. Usually this is at the elbow, but could be caused by pinched nerves in the neck. ...Read more

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Hi I was a little worried about this numb feeling in my left hand on the side of pinky finger going down that side but it is only my left hand?

Hi I was a little worried about this numb feeling in my left hand on the side of pinky finger going down that side but it is only my left hand?

Ulnar neuropathy?: The symptoms you describe are typical for trouble with the ulnar nerve. This is the nerve that travels along the inner elbow and causes the 'funny bone' sensation when the elbow is hit in a certain way. Sometimes the nerve can get pinched in the elbow and surgery can relieve the pressure. An EMG/NCS test can determine if this is what is going on. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hello. My dad says that his left pinky finger is numb.He's 57, and has no communicable illnesses. What would cause one's finger to go to sleep?

Ulnar nerve: Pressure on the ulnar nerve could be the source of the numbness, often at the level of the elbow, but could be anywhere from the spine to the hand on the same side as the numbness. The pressure could be the result of something as common as resting ones arm against the car door while driving. Ones doctor can help assess the problem. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned with numbness in my pinky finger, ring finger, and along that same line up my left arm? Is it a potential clot or a nerve issue?

Ulnar nerve: This sounds like a problem with your ulnar nerve up in your elbow. This is the thick cord in your elbow called your "funny bone" that sends electric shocks down when you hit it. You should get this checked out by a doc to see what treatment needs to be done before this leads to permanent problems. ...Read more

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I woke up with the pinky and ring finger on my left hand numb?

I woke up with the pinky and ring finger on my left hand numb?

Nerve compression: The fact that the pinky and ring finger are affected suggests that a nerve called the ulnar nerve is being compressed. It could be from the position you sleep in. If the numbness goes away when you're up and moving then it is probably not serious. If the numbness doesn't go away or gets worse you should see a doctor to find out what is wrong. ...Read more

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What can I do if my left hand fingers, my pinky and my ring finger are going numb. What is this?

What can I do if my left hand fingers, my pinky and my ring finger are going numb. What is this?

Ulnar nerve problem?: Numbness and tingling inthe small and ring finger can indicate a problem with the ulnar nerve. The ulnar nerve is commonly pinched at the level of the elbow, known as cubital tunnel syndrome, or at the level of the wrist, compression at guyon's canal. However, numbness and tingling in the exremities warrants evaluation by a physician to definitively identify the cause. ...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?

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