Initial symptom diagnosis / HAND AND UPPER LIMB

Paresthesia on Ulnar Side of Wrist


Numbness and tingling sensation on ring and little fingers of wrist are usually caused by compression to the nerves along the hands, arm, or neck area, also as a herniated disc that pressures on the spinal nerve roots. These can generate numbness and tingling sensation in the affected areas. Numbness is the main symptom and may be accompanied by pain. The characteristic of pain symptom is usually neuropathic pain that is specified as dull pain, electrical shock-like or burning sensation. These symptoms are related to certain activities or postures depending on the location of compression to the nerve.

Conditions which cause the symptoms are:

  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Guyon canal syndrome
  • Cervical spondylosis with radiculopathy

When to see a doctor

  • Pain or numbness increases or occurs more often
  • Pain at night which disturbs sleep quality
  • Pain which interferes with your daily life
  • Presence of hand weakness which complicates your routine activities
Fri, 18 Jun 2021
Related doctors
Assoc. Prof. Thanapong Waitayawinyu, M.D.
Asst. Prof. Chinnakart Boonyasirikool, M.D.
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