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I fell from a step ladder and caught my right arm on the

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I fell from a step ladder and caught my right arm on the cabinet. That was a week ago. I can move it but it hurts. And I can't hold things in my hand without dropping it.
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 12 months ago.

This is Dr. David

it sounds like you could have injured your ulcer or median nerves in your arm which control your fingers and hand

you have to see a doctor at the ER right away

you need an MRI scan of your arm and elbow

you could have fractured a bone.

you might need surgery to repair your arm and nerves to help with recovery.

do you have a hospital or ER close to you?