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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