Left hand 4th and 5th fingers numbness

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   Posted 4/2/2007 10:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, I know this topic is not related to asthma/allergies.I want to know if anyone has experienced this before. My left hand 4th and 5th fingers feel numb. Does anyone know what that could be from? some kind of nerve issue im sure. Any insights from others would be great. Thanks, Brandi..

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   Posted 4/5/2007 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
That would be your Ulnar nerve. (It runs along your Ulna, the bone on the outside of your forearm.) It's also the nerve that is called the "funny bone."

If it is just on one side, you may have a bone spur, or scar tissue, or some other issue that is affecting that nerve. If it is on both sides, you may have a larger problem going on in the body. It couldn't hurt to get it checked out. If you are diabetic, you could get numbness in your feet as well. If you are anorexic, or there is an imbalance in your electrolyte level, you will get peripheral nerve numbness too.

Your doctor should be able to give you a good answer. Better safe than sorry.

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   Posted 4/6/2007 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   
If this is happening at night, you may be sleeping with your elbow bent, which can put pressure on the ulnar nerve. If during the day, check to see if you are resting on that elbow too much. If neither, you might consult a neurologist to do an EMG exam to see where the pressure on the nerve is.
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