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Pins and needles/tingling in ring finger

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  • Posted By: cleyo89
  • September 18, 2009
  • 04:49 PM

About a month ago, I pushed myself up off the couch with my right hand. Instantly, there was a sharp pain in my wrist. (Bad enough to make me cry). Since then I have had a problem with my ring finger (wrist seems fine). The cold (air or water) makes it ache. From my middle knuckle up to the tip of my finger goes numb and/or I experience sharp pains (like pins and needles) shooting through that area. Also, if I stretch out my arm (like I'm reaching for something) and extend my fingers, my ring finger goes numb, sharp pain, pins and needles, and it throbs for about 30 minutes. (I reach into my washer and I experience the same effect).
I'm thinking it has something to do with a nerve. If I put any pressure on the inside (toward my middle finger) of my middle knuckle, I can make it go numb and get the feeling of needles poking me up to the tip of my finger. I try to open jars (and the lids push on that spot, ow!) and I have a difficult time writing (since the pen rests on my ring finger). I have no problems with typing though.
Does anyone have any opinions?

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  • I have been suffering from the same exact problem. Were you able to get a diagnosis?
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