Can MS start in your finger? I've had a numb finger tip for 3 days on my ring finger on my right hand. It's just the finger tip. I went to my doctor and she said its probably nerve related and try not to bend my elbow or put pressure in the area. Someone mentioned MS to me, now I can't seem to shake the possibility.
There is no reason for you to worry about MS based solely on numbness in the tip of your little finger. Of course, MS is one of the possible causes (there are probably over a thousand things that could cause this symptom) but this symptom is far more commonly caused by ulnar nerve compression at the elbow, the second most common entrapment neuropathy after carpal tunnel syndrome. Your doctor was correct.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Clinical Neurosciences Director
University of California San Diego
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