Has anyone experiened numbness in their pinky and ring finger? I get it at night when I sleep. It's been about a couple weeks now. This mornnig it has kind of stayed.
I don't know if it is related but I keep waking with pins and needles in my lower right arm the past few weeks. Takes a bit of time for it to come back to life but it has so far...Has anyone experiened numbness in their pinky and ring finger? I get it at night when I sleep. It's been about a couple weeks now. This mornnig it has kind of stayed.
I have had numbness and tingling in the ring and pinky fingers of my left hand since May 2011. I fell a couple of days before it started. When I went to my doctor he tested me for a lot of things that could cause it--B12 deficiency, thyroid issues and diabetes are the ones I remember. That is when I was officially diagnosed as diabetic. He decided it could be neuropathy or carpal tunnel and put me in a carpal tunnel brace for a month.Has anyone experiened numbness in their pinky and ring finger? I get it at night when I sleep. It's been about a couple weeks now. This mornnig it has kind of stayed.
All that numbness stuff happened first, then I bumped my crazy bone on Mr. Gizmo's stupid table saw and damaged my ulnar nerve which caused my pinkey and ring finger on the left hand to go numb and stay that way. The sports doc told me to wear an elbow pad, said not to rest my elbows on tables, and on my own I made sure I didn't bend my elbows at night. It took over a year, but the numbness finally went away. It sometimes takes quite a while for nerves to heal, but it felt so good to be rid of that stupid elbow pad!I'll see him again in a couple of months and he has mentioned the possibility of surgery if it hasn't improved by then.
This has worked for me too . . . I finally was forced to train myself to sleep on my back so my CPAP would be most effective & I did it by using bedwedges to approximate the contour of a recliner chair (in which I could sleep for HOURS! ). Once I spent a few good nights on the wedges with arms resting at my sides, I realized I was waking in the mornings with no numb or aching arms/hands—in fact, no stiffness/aches/pains ANYwhere! I'm mid-60s - I deserve to have some creaky joints, but not sleeping on my back! I even told doc what a miracle it is! heheh!The secret is to sleep without bending your elbows, and don't sleep on your arms or hands. It works. Some sleep on their back with their arms at their sides. I can't sleep on my back, so I keep a chair next to the bed with a spare pillow on it so I can rest my arm on it when I am laying on my left side. You can figure out positions that work for you and see if that solves the problem, I believe it will. It sure worked for me.