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Sunday, September 21, 2008 cora hunter, Community Member, asks

Q: slightly numbness in my little, & ring finger

numbness slightly in two fingers (little,&ring finger) on the right hand what do you think my problem is

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9/22/08 10:40pm

Slight numbness in the 4th (ring) finger and 5th (little finger) is usually due to a pinched ulnar nerve at the cubital tunnel (in the elbow, aka the "funny bone") or this numbnes can be due too a pinched nerve in the neck at C8 (cervical nerve 8). If the numbness progresses into a constant or more intense problem, I recommend that you talk to your doctor about getting a nerve test performed by a neurologist (nerve specialist).

 

This numbness is not due to carpal tunnel syndrome because a pinched median nerve at the carpal tunnel will cause numbness in the 1st (thumb), 2nd and 3rd digit.

 

Seeing a doctor and getting a complete examination cannot be replace by advice on the internet. This will just get you started down the right road. Happy trails.

 

Dr. Christina Lasich, MD

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Bryan F., Community Member
10/24/08 9:41pm

I Think it Could be a small pinch in your nerves, or maybe Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I doubt that it is anything serious, unless you have exhaustion, flu symptoms, extreme thirst, or constant urination, in which case, you may have diabetes. Try to ask adoctor.

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danni, Community Member
3/10/09 4:32pm

i have the same thing only in my left hand my dr told me it was a nerve in my elbow but the meds they gave me are not working so i don't know what else to do if anything it is getting worse it's going on into my hand more than it was .......so i may need to go get further treatment just tired of going to so many dr's been going thru alot over the last 15 yrs........

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red, Community Member
1/ 4/10 2:54pm

I have had the same problem for the past three or four days. I agree that it's not carpal tunnel, and that I probably have a pinched nerve in my neck. I have back and neck problems and am currently experiencing pain in my neck and shoulder blade on the left side, so the pinched nerve makes a lot of sense.  I would just like to know how to get rid of it, If anyone can help.  Thanks.

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R C, Community Member
4/24/10 10:37am

Pain in the neck and shoulder blade area, can be a heat attack or stroke symptom. The pain usually increases and the shoulder blade pain starts a movement towards the heart/upper middle chest area.

 

Mine felt like something was in my shoulder and moving. The pain continued to travel towards my heart and I felt the pain increase, then BAM, it hit and knocked me down. 

 

I also experienced sweating and was trying to get my jacket off, to cool down and get some air. The outside temp was 17 degrees and there was ice on the road. I was driving and had to pull over, because of the pain. My young daughter called 911 for help.

 

Hope all went well for you.

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red, Community Member
4/24/10 7:22pm

Thanks, for your response.  I had several things going on at once, and it turns out that I also had developed pain in my elbow.  Must have injured it somehow.  I am fine now, pain in elbow and numbness are gone now.  Took about 3 months for things to get back to normal. Hope you have recovered well.

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suri, Community Member
12/ 7/11 11:01pm

hi red..how u recovered them? can u share the treatment? tq

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katy, Community Member
3/30/12 5:02pm

it may be due to lack of circulation

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katy, Community Member
3/30/12 5:02pm

it may be due to lack of circulation

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