[quote]Dr. Ryan wrote:
When do you get this numbness?
Does it seem to be related to any position/posture/activity etc?
Is it only in the finger or does it affect the forearm/hand?
Does it go away on its own or do you do something to make it less noticeable?
Any recent changes in your daily activities, workout program, etc?
The little finger is innervated by the C8/ulnar nerve. It could be a problem either where the nerve exits from the vertebra or any one of a number of potential areas of impingement further downstream.
The fact that it comes and goes is a good sign, since a more severe problem usually would produce constant symptoms.
Hey Dr. Ryan! As I said, it is intermittent, and so far has not been predictable or regular in timing. It is only in the little finger of the left hand. Occasionally it also seems to affect that edge of the palm (below the little finger), but to a much lesser degree. I have not changed my workouts or other activities, other than mixing up programs like I usually do. It does go away on its own, without me doing anything.
As far as posture, you know how you sit with your elbow on the desk and your hand in the air (and maybe leaning your head into your fist)? It may be, and I cannot yet verify this, that this position aggravates it.
DB, I don’t wear any rings.
Thanks for the replies!