Alright…About 10 days ago, I jammed my middle finger of my left hand between a garbage can and its metal door. It jammed right on the fingernail, a small amount of blood pooled under the nail, and it hurt like nobody’s business, but I figured hey, it’s just a slammed finger. But the next day, the tips of my ring and pinky finger felt numb. Actually, not so much numb as they felt asleep. For the past 10 days I’ve felt it on and off in them. I do NOT remember slamming them in the garbage can door. However, it is possible that they got slammed and not hit as badly, and I remember the middle finger because it hurt more. The middle finger has not felt asleep like the others.
Is it safe to assume that they did get slammed, and the nerves were damaged, but that it just takes a bit of time for the nerves to heal?
IANADs with experience welcome, neurologists preferred.