Our expert says:
This could be due to a nerve pinching at your wrist or at the elbow. Because of its superficial position at the elbow, it is often injured by excessive pressure in this area (leaning on the elbow during work or while driving a car). The other area is at the wrist (Guyon canal)due to swelling of the tunnel through which the nerve runs. Treatment is with anti-inflammatories and vit B6. If no improvement after 6 weeks of treatment or if you find that you have "clawing" of the fingers or weakness (compare your palms - is the muscle mass at the pinky's side bigger one side than the other?) you need to see an orthopod as decompression of the nerve may be needed with a small operation.
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