Ok so 4 to 5 weeks ago it feels like my little finger half of my ring finger and the bottom of my palm feel like they have gone to sleep, pins and needle feeling. I massage, soak it in coffee (just kidding) and other things to get the feeling to go away. No luck and it is still the same today. I go to the doctor and it appears the the ulnar nerve, which is your funny bone nerve, has done something and now thw nerve is in a pinched state which causes the numb feeling in the hand. Sure is a bummer trying to play like this I've had to adapt as the little finger is almost useless and the ring finger feels weird. Needless to say when I play for a half an hour or more things start to get achy. I have a specialist appointment in August, that's as early as I could get an appointment. In 4 more months nerve damage could set in as muscle deteriation has already set in. Has anybody ever had this problem and if so how did you get out of it. The doctors keep talking about surgery but I hope that is a last resort and I really don't want to wait until August. I have a appointment with a private doctor on Monday coming up. Hopefully they can do something before August. In the meantime I play with three fingers, kind of limits things.....