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Doctors can you tell me why does my pinky feel numb when I have an injured neck?

Doctors can you tell me why does my pinky feel numb when I have an injured neck?

Just a thought: but the nerves that arise in the neck (cervical spine) travel down to your arms/hands etc so it is possible that there is a "connection"! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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I broke my elbow three days ago. Why is my pinky finger still numb?

I broke my elbow three days ago. Why is my pinky finger still numb?

Ulnar nerve: Sensation to the small finger is supplied by the ulnar nerve. The ulnar nerve lies along the inside part of the elbow. Swelling, pressure or an injury to the ulnar nerve at the same time as your fracture may be responsible for your symptoms. ...Read more

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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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My pinky keeps going numb. Why is it?

My pinky keeps going numb. Why is it?

Nerve problem: As long as you aren't having a change in color of this finger it is probably a problem with a nerve such as the ulnar nerve (sometimes referred to as the funny bone). This can happen after injury to this nerve at the elbow or from resting your elbow too much on an arm rest. To find out you might need to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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I fell and scraped my pinky very badly now its numb?

I fell and scraped my pinky very badly now its numb?

Mostly.... : It is not direct nerve damage... In those cases where the numbness is delayed from the injury it is usually related to inflammation and compression of the nerve. These are usually self limited and recover in weeks to months (sometimes shorter). Keep it clean and apply a antibacterial ointment 2 to 3 times per day to keep it moist and prevent cracking. ...Read more

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My left pinky has been numb for a week. What should I do for this?

See a neurologist: Neurologist can evaluate nerve function with . Physical exam and emg/ncv and can order MRI if needed most common reason is nerve compression and inflammation. ...Read more

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I smashed my pinky and cut it pretty deep about a week ago, and my pinky has been numb and tingly ever since. Did i damage a nerve? Will it go away?

I smashed my pinky and cut it pretty deep about a week ago, and my pinky has been numb and tingly ever since. Did i damage a nerve? Will it go away?

Inevitably there is : Damage to a nerve though you should not live with the constant tingling for long. It should not be a permant issue. Watch it for redness, swelling and increased pain, consider tetanus, etc if u got no attention gor it. Clean with soap and water 2-3 times per day. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my pinky. What could be the cause of this?

I have numbness in my pinky. What could be the cause of this?

Many possibilities..: Sensibility to the little finger comes from the ulnar nerve. This can be compressed at a variety of sites from the neck to the palm. There are other possibilities as well. If persistent, see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness in ring and pinky fingers?

What can cause numbness in ring and pinky fingers?

Cubital tunnel syn.: Though it can be neck or shoulder in origin this most likely represents a pinched nerve at your elbow. Try not leaning on your elbow and wrapping it in extension at night. If not successful i would see me or someone like me.(orthopedic/hand surgeon) hope this helps. ...Read more

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My left pinky feels numb, what can I do to make it feel normal again? I my left pinky feels numb and awkward. . This happens often, and it eventually regains feeling, but it is very uncomfortable, and i'd like to know if there's a way to make the numbness

My left pinky feels numb, what can I do to make it feel normal again? I my left pinky feels numb and awkward. . This happens often, and it eventually regains feeling, but it is very uncomfortable, and i'd like to know if there's a way to make the numbness

The : The most likely cause for your symptoms is an ulnar neuropathy at the elbow. This means that the ulnar nerve (the "funny bone" nerve) is irritated, stretched or compressed in the area around the elbow. Sometimes, merely keeping the elbow fairly straight can help. Some patients use an elbow brace at night to prevent too much elbow flexion. If your activities cause you to apply a lot of pressure to your elbows (such as crawling on the elbows), an elbow pad could help. Most important would be an evaluation by a hand specialist. The specialist would likely obtain electrodiagnositc studies (emg/ncs) to test the status of the ulnar nerve. Additional treatment would then depend on the test results and your physical examination findings. There can be other causes for your symptoms as well, less likely, so a proper diagnosis is critical. ...Read more

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Numbness in pinky after injection for trigger finger, normal or not?

Numbness in pinky after injection for trigger finger, normal or not?

Possibly: It is possible that the medication used for your injection has affected your sensory nerve. However, the numbness should resolve within a few hours - if not, i would recommend that you follow up with your physician. ...Read more

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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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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 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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I banged my elbow hard the other day and my pinky has been pretty numb since then with no improvement. What to do?

I banged my elbow hard the other day and my pinky has been pretty numb since then with no improvement. What to do?

Ulnar neuropathy: Sounds like you injured the ulnar nerve (which innervates the pinky). It should get better over the next few days to weeks. If it persists, you might start with an x-ray of the elbow to rule out a fracture. ...Read more

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What causes pinky and ring finger to go numb?

Ulnar Nerve: When your thumbs point outward from your body, the bones of the forearm open: the ulnar side has the nerve from the elbow (the funny bone sensation). The roots are in the neck, the fibers forom the c-8 & t-1 exit, and form the nerve on the other sie of the brachial plexus. Stretching anywhere along the nerve causes numbness. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a pinky and ring finger to go numb?

What are the causes of a pinky and ring finger to go numb?

Nerve compression : Numbness to the small and ring finger is often due to nerve compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow called cubital tunnel syndrome. A hand surgeon can evaluate this with exam and additional nerve tests to determine if you do have this syndrome and then give appropriate treatment. New minimally invasive surgery has decreased the recovery after cubital tunnel surgery. ...Read more