I've self diagnosed myself with a trapped/damaged ulnar nerve.

My symptoms are constant pins and needles in the little ringer and half of my ring ringer, as well as the outside edge of my left hand. These pins and needles generally get worse when my elbow is bent.

I work for myself and a web developer, so spend a hell of a lot of time infront of a computer, so my elbow is regularly bent.

I've had the problem for 7 days now, and I've not been to see a doctor as usually the response would be to take some ibuprofen to reduce any selling and give it some time. I've been taking ibuprofen on my own but it doesnt make any difference.

My question is, how long should i leave it before seeking medical attention, if there is a little damage, how long should it usually take to heal?
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