It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Message Board

  • can CTS effect the pinky in anyway???

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 08-06-2002, 11:00 PM   #1
    Senior Member
    Braveheart07's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2007
    Location: Seaford, NY
    Posts: 134
    Braveheart07 HB User
    Unhappy can CTS effect the pinky in anyway???

    For the past few months i have been waking up and my hands are numb. After a few seconds i shake it off and it goes away. I spend about 8-10 hours a day for my job as a web designer. Recently i have been experiecing my hands feeling a tingling sensation during the course of the day.

    I am aware of CTS and i would think that I have it. The only thing that puzzles me is that my pinky finger is numb when i wake up aswell along with my other fingers. I read that your pinky finger is not a symptom of CTS so i am wondering what is wrong??

    Can CTS involve the pinky aswell in some cases? If not, what is wrong with me??

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 08-07-2002, 04:24 PM   #2
    babybeluga2759's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2001
    Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts: 8
    babybeluga2759 HB User

    hi,, if your pinky and or ring finger or half of the middle finger are involved....there possibly is a problem with the ulnar nerve...those are the fingers that the ulnar nerve controls....if your thumb and index and the other half of the middle finger are affected then it is the median nerve that causes
    carpal tunnel...
    have you been to a doctor yet??? you will probably have to have a emg done to find out exactly where the problem can have carpal tunnel and a problem with the ulnar nerve at the same time....good luck to you ....diane

    Old 08-12-2002, 11:34 AM   #3
    Rebekkah's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2002
    Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Posts: 5
    Rebekkah HB User

    Thanks for the info about pinkies... My pinky (right hand) is usually the first to go numb with accompanying wrist/hand pain, though for the past while I've also had serious pain in my thumb.

    Old 08-12-2002, 05:00 PM   #4
    Brookej's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2001
    Posts: 88
    Brookej HB User

    Hi bmw2377,
    I was having trouble with numbness in my left hand ring and pinky fingers about a year ago. After researching on the internet, I decided it might be from compression of my ulnar nerve. I was on my home computer a lot and realized that I was resting my left elbow on a hard wood surface a lot while using the computer. I quit doing that and the numbness went away. The numbness did not go away immediately but it did go away. It's a thought since you use the computer a lot. Good luck.

    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    infection...mrsa? pinky toe left foot faedyn Infectious Diseases 6 11-20-2009 04:18 PM
    Pain in the right pinky!! nightowl2 Arthritis 0 01-14-2009 09:17 PM
    Left pinky numb Bushmaster Open to All Other Health Topics 17 11-07-2007 08:05 PM
    how do you know when your pinky finger is broken madicub Orthopedic 1 10-03-2007 05:58 AM
    numbness in ring and pinky finger. Ulnar nerve damage? jon1985 Neuropathy 11 09-06-2007 02:45 PM
    Twitching pinky finger? Albertagirl Multiple Sclerosis 2 03-19-2007 09:13 PM
    my pinky toenail pinkytoenail Nail Problems 5 07-08-2005 06:03 AM
    Numb Pinky Finger... aestrella411 Back Problems 6 01-27-2005 03:19 PM
    My pinky toenails grows up, not out? auntchilada Nail Problems 5 11-02-2004 03:45 PM

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:35 PM.

    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!