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post Jun 2 2009, 03:43 PM
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Why the pinky, rind and middle fingers are both hands tingly? unsure.gif

It's been that way for maybe two months. Some days are better than others.


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post Jun 2 2009, 03:46 PM
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That sounds weird mate, you should go see a doctor, might be nothing, but just in case...


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post Jun 2 2009, 03:47 PM
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keeping it loose is the key.. i heard if it starts to pain while practising.. just leave the practice.. otherwise your nerve is damaged permanently!

I am having a little bit of that problem.. I guess too much practise. smile.gif


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post Jun 2 2009, 04:09 PM
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What is tingly? You mean they are shaking involuntary after playing? If yes, than that`s ok. Or you feel some sort of pain\stretching in those fingers? Did you do a proper warm up each time before playing? dry.gif
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post Jun 2 2009, 04:12 PM
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Sorry, I don't have time for a lengthy reply, but the ring and pinky are supplied by the ulnar nerve. Most problems resulting in tingling on those two fingers arises from the elbow. These are usually transient and will go away with rest and sometimes with ibuprofen to decrease inflammation. However, without specific information, nor time to ask you, you're best bet is rest. It's unlikely to cause nerve damage after such a short time, however, we have to keep that in the back of our heads. smile.gif Most get the sensation they just hit their "funny bone," as that is smacking the ulnar nerve directly at the elbow. I find, in my office, most cases of ulnar nerve symptoms are from using arm rests on chairs, and occasionally from having your elbow flexed too much all the time, combine that with some inflammation and you can produce those symptoms.

Again, however, with limited information and no time to engage you in a discussion before I get on a plane, my advice is worth what you paid for it.

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post Jun 2 2009, 05:02 PM
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As noskill said, pinky and ring finger is the ulnar nerve, and the thumb, index finger and long finger is the other one, the one that goes through the carpal tunnel. I basically don't know much, but I think the the ulnar nerve can affect the long finger a bit aswell, so I'd definetly go see a doctor. Nerve problems are never good, but start by trying to keep the arm as straight as possible, especially when you're sleeping. That might be some help, but go see a doctor.

I pretty much said the same things as NoSkill, but I hope you got something of value from this post aswell.


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post Jun 2 2009, 05:12 PM
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Some questions:

1. Are you sitting in a chair while practicing?
2. Does that chair have arms?
3. Are you anchoring your left arm on the arm of that chair?
4. How do you feel about standing up instead?

The other end of that nerve connection is the "funnybone" in which you may have caused some inflamation or such. I used to experience something similar just from typing/gaming too long with my elbows laid heavily / anchored on the desk. Same spot.

edit: what the heck, I totally missed NoSkill's reply which says ... basically the same thing. "+1" I guess :\

This post has been edited by jafomatic: Jun 2 2009, 05:13 PM


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post Jun 3 2009, 12:48 AM
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They can tingle(like a cold tingle) if you practice to hard and muscles don't have time to rest. Try to put as less strain on your fingers as possible, and see if that helps. If not, go see a doctor just to be sure. In a long run you could develop some problems, or chronic issues.


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post Jun 3 2009, 02:09 AM
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How much do you talk on the phone? This study just came out today. heh!

Cell Phone Elbow" Begins to Strike Patients Worldwide
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According to doctors, when you bend your elbow to hold your cell phone to your ear, you stretch a nerve which extends underneath the funny bone and controls the smallest fingers.


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post Jun 3 2009, 01:41 PM
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QUOTE (NoSkill @ Jun 2 2009, 11:12 AM) *
Most get the sensation they just hit their "funny bone," as that is smacking the ulnar nerve directly at the elbow. I find, in my office, most cases of ulnar nerve symptoms are from using arm rests on chairs, and occasionally from having your elbow flexed too much all the time, combine that with some inflammation and you can produce those symptoms.


Yeah, it's like I smacked my funny bone, but it's not nearly as intense and it fades in and out.

My day consists of getting up the in the morning, playing guitar for 2 hrs., working at a computer for 9 hrs. then spending somewhere between 1 and 4 hrs. using a lawn mower/edger/line trimmer (something constantly vibrating). And if I have any free time, I'll spend in playing guitar or on the computer.

I guess I really started up when both guitar practice and lawn mowing both became more "intense" a couple of months ago.

I'll try some ibuprofen to see if that doesn't help.


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post Jun 3 2009, 01:58 PM
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There is a tunnel on the other side of the hand than the carpal tunnel where the nerves for the pinky and ringfinger goes.

So, you could have the equivalent of carpal tunnel syndrome but that other tunnel I can't remember name of. I had this "syndrome" about 5 years ago, they did nerve tests and such and it turned out I had reduced nerve something or other (the signal was too low). Anyway, you should go check it out so that they can fix it for you, I had to use support for my left hand for a couple of months while sleeping and while typing on the computer.


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