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Question: numb pinky & ring finger, nonstop past 6 months

 jimmy391966 - Sat Aug 20, 2005 3:20 am

My pinky and ring on my left hand went numb one day in March , Its now Augest and the feeling still hasnt returned. It wasnt an injury, it just went numb also the side of my palm. I don't know what to do to get the feeling back, can anyone please help?
Thank You all for any help cause I don't have any insurance to go see a doctor, again Thanks. :cry:
 Theresa Jones, RN - Sat Aug 20, 2005 6:34 am

User avatar Hi jimmy391966,
Symptoms of ulnar nerve compression commonly presents with numbness of the pinky and ring fingers. Treatment for this is generally splinting the arm at night and using medications (NSAID'S) such as Ibuprofen. Surgical options may be necessary to relieve the compression if these more conservative methods fail to alleviate the symptoms.
 jimmy391966 - Sat Aug 20, 2005 6:42 am

Thank you for helping me :D , Is it normal for the numbness to last as long as it it?
It has been numb everyday for about 6 months now , I don't have any pain from it.
It just went numb one day and hasnt stopped...
Thank You for taking time to help, I really mean it , Thank You so very much :D
 Theresa Jones, RN - Sat Aug 20, 2005 7:07 am

User avatar Hi jimmy391966,
As long as the compression is present, symptoms will persist. If you try the conservative methods and they are unsuccessful additional methods are warranted. Have an evaluation by your physician if the symptoms persist. Thank you for using Get well soon :)

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