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13 Oct 2009

Numb little finger
I have had a numb little finger in my left hand for about a week now. It hard to explain, best way to describe it is as pins and needles sensation. The tip of my ring finger is also starting now. What could be the cause and how do I get rid of it...
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01 Jan 0001

Hallo Johann
This is often caused by a nerve pinching in the wrist or an injury/bruising of the nerve running between the little finger and ring finger. Try taking an anti-inflammatory like Neurofen, but if it persists you may need to let your doctor have a look.
Dr Bets
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