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February 5, 2007 8:15 AM Subscribe
Slight numbness in left pinky, and a lot of difficulty (and slight pain when) curling the pinky; stiff neck on left side, sore left arm. Is this a pinched ulnar nerve or something more serious?
posted by Muu to health & fitness (13 answers total)
I've looked around a bit and the 'numbness' part seems to be associated with ulnar nerve pinching -- this does match my condition to an extent, since on Sat. I did feel soemthing on my ring finger as well. My biggest problem is moving the finger itself, though; on Friday or so I had a lot of pain moving the pinky; I thought I caught a sliver on it, so I bandaged it a little and kept using it. Now the pain's subsided a little, or so it seems, but without making a real conscious effort I can't seem to curl my pinky all the way, and it still hurts when I do move it in.
I've been feeling other things as well -- left knee feeling weaker than usual, left foot going numb a little quicker than the right after sitting on the toilet for too long, sore left neck, fatigue on left arm -- but these could just be psychosomatic.
From a little googling, it sounds like my conditions can either be a pinched ulnar nerve or a similar case on my neck -- if it wasn't for the whole thing about not being able to curl the finger. Does anyone know what I have here? If it's not something that can resolve itself, what kind of doctor should I be seeing about this?