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    Old 06-08-2014, 08:48 AM   #1
    NumbMJ
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    Numb fingers due to ulnar nerve injury

    Hi all--

    Ten weeks ago, a falling glass vase injured my left palm, creating a one inch laceration requiring sutures and resulting in immediate numbness of side of ring finger and top of pinkie. There was never any loss of mobility, and the numbness persists.

    My problem is that I also have cerebral palsy, and my right hand has always been virtually useless--making full use of my left hand all the more important! Doc says sensation may yet return to the affected fingers, but I'd like reassurance from someone who's 'been there.'

    I've been taking B12 since the injury, and exercising the fingers daily. Is there anything else I could be doing to hurry the process along? And what should I be looking for if/when nerve regeneration takes place?

    Thanks so much!
    MJ

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    Old 06-16-2014, 03:50 PM   #2
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    Re: Numb fingers due to ulnar nerve injury

    Hi there,
    I'm struggling with an ulnar nerve problem myself. I will be having an EMG / nerve conduction test on Friday to determine if I need surgery. In the meantime, my hand surgeon suggested 2 things: 100 mg of vitamin B6 daily, and wrapping up my elbow (you can use a towel and tape, or maybe an Ace bandage) when I sleep so don't bend my elbow and put more pressure on the nerve when I sleep. I hope you get some relief.

     
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