My hand has been numb, is it permanent?

The outer part of my left hand, including the pinky and ring fingers, has been numb for over a week now. It isn't completely desensitized and I can feel it when I touch it, but it's kind of annoying, especially since I'm left-handed and it makes writing and grasping things difficult. I think I might... show more The outer part of my left hand, including the pinky and ring fingers, has been numb for over a week now. It isn't completely desensitized and I can feel it when I touch it, but it's kind of annoying, especially since I'm left-handed and it makes writing and grasping things difficult. I think I might have banged my elbow because it's kind of sore, too.

Will this go away? Is there anything I can do for it? Thanks.
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