Neurology Community
Pinky finger is cold and tingly
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, MS, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Pinky finger is cold and tingly

About 3 months ago my roomate and I were moving a new TV into our apartment and as we were going through the doorway my left pinky finger was smashed between the TV and the door frame.  We heard a loud pop and thought I had broken my finger.  My finger swelled considerably and turned blue/purple along the right side of my finger and underneath my knuckle.  I never lost full motion of my finger and decided it wasn't broken, just badly bruised.  Three months have passed and my finger is back to its regular size and color, but it has stayed consitantly tingly and ice cold since the day I smashed it.  I spoke with my family physician about 2 months ago who said I probably pinched a nerve and that it would heal over time and to keep the finger moving and warm.  Well, over the past 2-3 weeks I have noticed that my entire left hand is now colder then the rest of my body, with my left pinky finger still being even colder. Obviously what my doctor told me to do isn't helping.  Do you have any suggestions?  Do I need to go see a neurologist or a hand specialist, or will this heal over time like my doctor said?  Thank you!
Related Discussions
Avatar_dr_m_tn
Hi,
It could be a nerve damage due to the trauma. Please go for MRI of the wrist and arm and consult a neurologist for diagnosis and treatment. Please continue physiotherapy and take a diet including supplements of multivitamins, multiminerals, calcium and Omega 3 fatty acids. A nerve  may take a lot of time to regenerate. Hope this helps you. Take care and regards!  
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Neurology Answerers
338416_tn?1413581329
Blank
jensequitur
Fort Worth, TX
620923_tn?1413427272
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
352007_tn?1372861481
Blank
LisaJF
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ball123
1780921_tn?1384615710
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
10389859_tn?1409925468
Blank
Foggy2