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Why is my left pinky finger always numb?

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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Surgery - Hand Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Steven Harris
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pinched nerve?

Often, this is caused by a "pinched" nerve at the elbow.
Specifically, the ulnar nerve which runs through a tight "tunnel" at about the spot we call the "funny bone." trying to sleep with your elbow straight (try wrapping a towel around it before bed) can make a difference. Avoid pressure on your elbow (like leaning on a counter). Seek help from a hand surgeon and get it checked out soon!

In brief: Pinched nerve?

Often, this is caused by a "pinched" nerve at the elbow.
Specifically, the ulnar nerve which runs through a tight "tunnel" at about the spot we call the "funny bone." trying to sleep with your elbow straight (try wrapping a towel around it before bed) can make a difference. Avoid pressure on your elbow (like leaning on a counter). Seek help from a hand surgeon and get it checked out soon!
Dr. Steven Harris
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Two reasons

Ulnar tunnel syndromec7-8cervical nerve root at neck top two reasons unbless you have a scar on your palm.

In brief: Two reasons

Ulnar tunnel syndromec7-8cervical nerve root at neck top two reasons unbless you have a scar on your palm.
Dr. Mark Weston
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