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Why Is My Pinky Numb
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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 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
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
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
I banged my elbow hard the other day and my pinky has been pretty numb since then with no improvement. What to do?
Pinky finger still feels numb. It was very very cold outside. Took bus right afterwards so my fingers got squished - holding upper handle. What to do?
Wait for 1 week: If symptoms do not start to improve, see a neurologist. ...Read more
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
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
No relation betn 2:
Nagging cough can be from Asthma, Allergy, exposure to fumes. Side effect of medicines or lingering cough from previous Bronchitis. If he has any heart condition, that can also contribute to cough. If none of above, have him get checked by his doctor to diagnose properly and see if he needs Chest Xray. Trial OTC Guafenesin, Ginger Tea, Turmeric can help meanwhile.
Numb Pinky -I do not know:-) ...Read more
The nerve supply to the little finger can be affected. A circulation issue can also account for numbness. Sometimes a simple bruise or contusion or a swollen finger can also make out feel "numb" or different
when looking for nerve compression start at the finger and work your way up tot the neck any compression on any area can cause the finger to fell different. Although we generally use the word "numb" or numbness a true numb finger has no feeling at all. Maybe a better word is tingling to mean only a partial difference in sensation.
Even a swollen joint from arthritis or a bruise to the finger can make the tip f a finger feel different. A swollen tendon or a trigger finger can also make the finger feel less normal.
A contusion or bruise to the palm can affect the digital nerves that go to the finger.
A site of compression can be a the wrist. The ulnar nerve at the wrist more commonly affects the little finger, but some people with carpal tunnel syndrome complain of little finger numbness even though we are not supposed to be "wired" that way.
At the elbow the ulnar nerve continues up the arm and the inside of your elbow where you would think of your "funny bone" as residing is a site of compression that can give tingling in the little finger. Hoever usually little finger tingling from the ulnar nerve at the elbow will be accompanied by tingling on the top of the hand on the little finger side too.
Finally a compressive site in the neck or at a lower cervical nerve root (the lower part of your neck or cervical spine) can also give tingling
as for circulation, there are a variety of systemic and localized conditions that affect circulation in the hand from ryanauds, a spasm of the blood vessels due to cold, to the decreased circulation (and neve issues) of diabetes, to a disorder that is associated with trauma to the palm and interruption of normal hand circulation.
Finally there are more severe conditions that can simulate 'numbness" in arm of exretemities that are indirectly related to nerve or circulation issues
should one who has little finger numbness need to worry about all these things and more? The answer is yes and no. That's for your health care provider to determine but if the numbness continues your should seek medical attention.
From a hand or orthopedic surgeons perspective: a lot of those who have numbness in the little finger have cubital tunnel syndrome, which is a chronic compression of the ulnar nerve
(your funny bone) at the elbow
in the meantime think about your arm position when you are sitting at the desk or kitchen table and typing, simply sitting and being on a keyboard both your hands rotated on the keys and the inside of your elbow resting on the table or table edge can also give tingling in the little finger!
those who want to know more about cubital tunnel syndrome affecting the ulnar nerve can follow the link provided. ...Read more
Sudden, random numbness mostly on side of feet/pinky toes, numbness sometimes spreads to other toes?
I've been having finger numbness on my pinky and ring finger for the past four days. What could it be?
Shot ice n arm looked to me like different color arm got red and hot tip of pinky went numb what's wrong?
Possible infection: Serious infections have been known to occur whenever people inject things in their arm. I would try to see a MD as soon as possible, and refrain from any further injections. ...Read more
Annoying pain in pinky finger. Used to have numbness months ago but meds healed it. Is pain due to cubital tunnel?
Yes it is possible: If numbness continues see doctor/hand surgeonGet a more detailed answer ›
I shut my pinky finger in the car door. It is three days later and it is still numb and swollen. Could it be broken?
What causes numbness in just the outside of my right pinky finger? I have diabetes but could this be a sign of stroke??
I dropped a soccer goal on my pinky finger and now it's numb I can bend it. But its really numb. Should I get it checked?
Yes: You may have broken itGet a more detailed answer ›
Numbness and tingly in pinky both hands at night wakes me from sleep. I change positions it goes away. What could it be from?
Positional: Evaluate how you are holding your hands at night when you sleep. If they are clasped in one position for hours the compression can cause numbness in both pinkies. Get wrist splints or change how you sleep with pillows. If they continue to bother you go to doctor for full workup ...Read more
My ring finger is cold, &cold in the area between the finger &the pinky. Colder than other fingers. Its not numb just cold. Is this bad/worry?
I felt my pinky finger suddenly getting numb now I have alittle bump on it. The bump feels kinda numb and hard when I touch it. What is that?
My pinky finger was smashed in a car door. It is a little swollen but no discoloration and I can move it. It is a numb on one side. Is this normal?
Yes: You lucky! No more damage! If you able to move finger - than bones and tendons intact! Little swelling and bruising can happen. As finger was squeezed nerves in finger got " irritated" and you may feel some tingling, numbness in finger. It should resolve in few days. Ok to use ice and gentle massage. Exercise range of motion - as squeezing soft ball. ...Read more
I have a constant nagging pain in my right pinky finger there are no signs of swelling but this pain gets worse, and sometimes it feels numb. Help!?
The pad of my pinky left toe's been feeling numb for over a week now after hike holiday. Not completely numb, but the sensation is very much reduced?
How do I fuel and activate my sensory nerve near 5th metacarpal incision? I have partial numbness on small area of pinky skin, 6 months since surgery
U wait & C what-: -happens. There R 3 grades of nerve injury. I=an injured nerve that is crushed but not cut, these usually improve in 4-6 months. II= fibers damaged so bad but the neural sheath is intact. Take longer, some degeneration takes place in the nerve fiber, then regrowth is possible, 6-12 months. III=nerve cut & no chance 2 regrow. Impossible 2 make an incision that protects the very small sensory ones. ...Read more
I felt a my pinky finger getting numb while I was using my phone nowtheres a small bump on the side of my finger that still feels numb from the inside?
No it's not: Is it possible you were wearing an ill fitting shoe? ...Read more