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numb little fingers

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 26, 2006
  • 08:34 PM

hi, my little finger (normally on right hand) keep going numb for no reason. sometimes while im sleeping but usually in the day time. if i have a snooze on the sofa it always happens and i am not leaning on it at all during my snoozes. i snooze in a ´dead body´kind of position and i have never been a mover whilst i sleep.
and ideas whould be gratefully listened to.
ian

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  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a medical condition in which the median nerve is compressed at the wrist causing symptoms like tingling, numbness, night time wakening, pain, coldness, and sometimes weakness in parts of the hand.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 2, 2006
    • 10:05 PM
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  • This happens to me all the time when I sleep with hands on stomach. The nerve at the inside of each elbow is pressed slightly on the bed, causing numbness that can be only the pinkies, but also the entire hand.Regardless you should have this checked. I am just a fella with time on my hands and similar symptoms
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 6, 2006
    • 09:06 AM
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  • When I was younger I never had any problems with carpal tunnel, It only started when I was working as a freezing worker(Lamb ****r). Since I've left the job my hands hav'nt fully recovered, but just recently my little finger on my right hand has become numb perminantly and has'nt stopped.
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  • The other thing I forgot to mention, is that it seems the only solution is surgery for carpal tunnel. Cause there seems to be no other way to cure it properly.
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  • i work in neuromuscular disorders. if yr pinkies are numb, you don't have carpal tunnel syndrome. The nerve that 'connects' to the pinky is the ulnar nerve, and does not pass through the carpal tunnel. you also mentioned pain in your elbow- this is also the ulnar nerve. do you have any neck pain or pain that feels like it radiates from your neck down to the pinky? If this is the case you might have something called a cervical radiculopathy, a pinched nerve at the neck, most likely c7-c8. if it's localized to just the elbow, you might have an ulnar neuropathy. is it just one side? my recommendation- go to a neurologist, they will get you a mri of you cervical spine as well as an emg- this looks at the nerves and muscles of you hand and up your arm, and can also see if something is pinched at your neck. it can be uncomfortable but if you are concerned i highly suggest you get the test! good luck to you.
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  • i work in neuromuscular disorders. if yr pinkies are numb, you don't have carpal tunnel syndrome. The nerve that 'connects' to the pinky is the ulnar nerve, and does not pass through the carpal tunnel. you also mentioned pain in your elbow- this is also the ulnar nerve. do you have any neck pain or pain that feels like it radiates from your neck down to the pinky? If this is the case you might have something called a cervical radiculopathy, a pinched nerve at the neck, most likely c7-c8. if it's localized to just the elbow, you might have an ulnar neuropathy. is it just one side? my recommendation- go to a neurologist, they will get you a mri of you cervical spine as well as an emg- this looks at the nerves and muscles of you hand and up your arm, and can also see if something is pinched at your neck. it can be uncomfortable but if you are concerned i highly suggest you get the test! good luck to you.Today is the first day I have felt some numbness and tingling in my right little finger. I don't recall an experience to cause the numbness. I have been leaning my arm on the edge of my desk while typing on the computer, do you believe this could cause the problem ?......Doesn't seem to be going away as I don't lean on the desk anymore. I have felt around the elbow and it seems to be connected or am I just associating because I read it here ?Do you believe this condition will go away ?Thank you;Baar
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 11, 2007
    • 01:00 AM
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  • why you guys are so sure it's Carpal tunnel syndrome? is there any other possible cause for this disease?
    thewildwind 16 Replies
    • November 14, 2007
    • 01:15 AM
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  • What someone already said is very true: It is not caused by Carpal Tunnel, but by the ulnar nerve. Its most likely a pinched nerve, but you need to see a neurologist who will be able to help you out. Good luck! Kiera
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 14, 2007
    • 07:06 AM
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  • What someone already said is very true: It is not caused by Carpal Tunnel, but by the ulnar nerve. Its most likely a pinched nerve, but you need to see a neurologist who will be able to help you out. Good luck! Kiera Hey kiera, im new here. what a ulnar nerve actually is? what's the difference between ulnar nerve and pinched nerve? can you explain it to me? thanks
    thewildwind 16 Replies
    • November 14, 2007
    • 07:18 AM
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