I have had a numb or tingling sensation in my pinky finger and part of my
ring finger in my left hand the last few days. I use a PC a lot and was
thinking it might be Carpal Tunnel but I just read that the pinky would
not be effected on that nerve. I'd like to know if this should be
considered serious or at what point I should see a doctor about it. Thanks.
Thanks for your question. The symptoms described in your message are very
typical for a mild ulnar nerve impairment. The ulnar nerve "wraps" around
the outer side of the elbow, and can be fairly easily compressed if one
leans on the elbow constantly - such as resting the elbows on the desk
while typing at the computer. The best solution is to avoid such postures,
or to have a soft surface (a mini-pillow, for instance). If the symptoms
do not improve or resolve with these simple measures, a careful examination
by a physician might be helpful.
I hope this information is helpful. Best of luck.
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