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Think have pinched nerve in elbow from studding at desk too long. My hand and pinky finger have been numb for 2 days. What do I do?

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In brief: May reverse

Avoid all leaning on elbow, and be protective.
Take a daily B-100 complex. Also, try OTC ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) three times daily. If no rapid improvement over next 10-14 days, see your physician. This is likely to be temporary, but hard to predict. If starts worsening, such as more numbness, loss of hand strength, will need to act much faster.

In brief: May reverse

Avoid all leaning on elbow, and be protective.
Take a daily B-100 complex. Also, try OTC ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) three times daily. If no rapid improvement over next 10-14 days, see your physician. This is likely to be temporary, but hard to predict. If starts worsening, such as more numbness, loss of hand strength, will need to act much faster.
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