Tingling in left pinkie and ring finger, sometimes spreads to hand
Pinkie and ring finger: C8 dermatome
I have tingling in my left pinkie finger and ring finger for about 3months. It is worse when I lay down at night to watch tv with my head propped up, but it is sometimes mildly there in the day. Sometimes at night it spreads to my hand and once my lower arm. There is no pain - only tingling.
Once or twice I also felt tingling in my left foot. When I did your pinched nerve test, my right lower arm hurt slightly, but my left arm and hand felt relief from the stretch.
Could this be due to something more serious than a pinched nerve? What kind of Doctor should I consult? Are there specific tests I should have done? I am concerned because every day for 3 months I feel this tingling in my left baby and ring fingers.
Yours is an interesting question. The the pinkie and ringer finger belong properly to the C8 dermatome, but it's significant that you make no mention of neck pain, and the stretch test is negative.
Two little tests.
1. If you turn your head to the left and look up, do you get any neck pain or tingling in your arm?
2. When the tingling is strong, place your hand on your head. Does it relieve or increase the tingling?
Let me know. What's needed Sita is a good examination, and probably some xrays of your neck, including "obliques".