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numbness

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 18, 2007
  • 10:19 PM

My fourth and fifth fingers are numb almost constantly. Specifically, the pinky is very numb and swollen, while the fourth finger in numb on the side adjacent to the pinky. It has been so for two or three days.

My research indicates it probably has to do with pressure on the ulnar nerve in my elbow. What should be done about this, if anything?

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  • And now my elbow is twinging, which is new. A spike of numbness accompanies each twinge
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  • carpal tunnel
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  • I have the same thing, It's in both hands but only my pinky & ring finger. I have seen a specialist he tested from my elbow to wrist with something that shocks you a little. He told me I probably have a compressed ulnar nerve, I have so see a hand specialist next. I was givin' Neurontin, takes up to a week to take effect, some days were good, some bad especialy if I missed a dose. Now I'm on Lyrica since the other did'nt work so well. Only first day so I don't know how well it works. Good Luck
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