I have had a tingly feeling sometimes in my two little fingers on my right hand for about 1 1/2 years. A year ago I went to a hand specialist and was told it was some tunnel syndrome. He took an x ray of my elbow and told me to wear a padded cuff to sleep in. I never bought the pad to sleep in because it doesn't bother me. Sometimes my 2 little fingers feel a little cold or tingly but not all the time. No weakness though. There has been no change since it started. It isn't better or worse. It doesn't affect anything I do. Both hands have the same strength. Could this be the beginning of als??
Hi, probably it is ulnar nerve entrapment giving you the symptoms, this nerve get affected either by compression against some bony structure.
“Compression at the elbow, known as cubital tunnel syndrome, causes numbness in the small finger, half of the ring finger, and the back half of the hand over the small finger. Initially, the numbness is transient and usually occurs in the middle of the night or in the morning. Some cases may be prevented by good posture and proper use of the elbow and arms, such as sleeping with the arm straight at the elbow instead of keeping it tightly bent, or keeping the head properly centered over the cervical spine instead of slouching”.
Taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulnar_nerve_entrapment
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.