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Finger Paresthesias

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 22, 2007
  • 09:19 AM

Right now I am unable to see doctors or get a diagnosis on my problem.

I have had this in my left hand for over a week. It is worse on my pinky, mild on my ring finger, and nonexistant in both index and middle, and the thumb side of my palm.
After speaking with a few medical professionals back in the states and doing further research, the most likely cause in paresthesias due to pinching of the ulnar nerve. Other causes are still possible, but due to my knowing exactly when this started after keeping pressure on that "funny bone" for many hours straight, I think these unlikely.

I have heard everything from totally irreversible to surgery required to it will go away, and I'm not sure which is most likely or correct. What I would like to know is, what are the odds of this being irreversible after maybe two months, and would it be worth it to fly to the United States? Or would they just tell me there's nothing to be done?

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  • Some people think acupuncture might help nerve impingement problems.
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