I am a 63 yr old female in relatively good health. I have been experiencing a gradual weakness in my left little finger and ring finger. I am right handed. I had a nerve conduction test and an MRI of my elbow. The MRI came back negative. I do not even have arthritis in my elbow which is a good thing. I have not gotten the resutls back yet from the nerve conduction test, but the performing doc said he thought I was deaing with perhaps some ulna nerve problem and some carpal tunnel but he seems think I have "problems higher up my arm, back or neck." The weakness is not limited to my fingers though, it also incorporates my strength in lifting my hand while holding something. For example lifting a clothes hanger with a shirt on it to the rod in a closet (over my head). But I do not have any trouble just lifting my arm or hand. In April 07 I fell off a ladder in my kitchen. I landed on the best spot to land if you have to fall:my left side on the meatiest part of my rump. I have no ill effects and did not see a doctor. Could this thing with my hand be related? Should I mention it to the treating doc? This is starting to affect my typing speed as I have to turn my wrist up to reach the top row of the letters q & w. Thank you for you info.