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Continuous pain and numbness on the hand, had experienced the same in the past post a fall. Treatment options and recovery time?

about 5-6yrs ago i fell down some steps and experienced sharp pain to DR.prescribed a muscle relaxant and the pain went away.but a few years later i developed pain and numbness to the last 2 digits on rt. hand .I cannot sleep on my rt.side because the pain wakes me up as i imagine i m putting pressure and cutting off the circulation to my surgery my only option and if so what is a ballpark time i would be layed up?
Asked On : Sun, 15 Apr 2012
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If it is just to the last 2 digits of your hand, it may mean the Ulnar nerve which supplies this region is compromised somewhere. It can be anywhere from the neck to the wrist and often at the elbow (your so-called 'funny bone' is the ulnar nerve). It is best to get a Nerve Conduction Study to find out where the impairment may be.

As it is a few years from the original injury, it may not be necessarily related as you can develop such symptoms without any injury.
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