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The other day I was at Home Depot and I was lifting a 4 X 8

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the other day I was at Home Depot and I was lifting a 4 X 8 piece of plywood . I pulled it towards me off the stack and held it by the side and used my hands on the top of the long side to lift it up and place it on the cart. I was using my hands as if I was grabbing on to the top of a fence . well I lifted the plywood and a sharp pain on my right hand ring finger shot down my arm and I let it go and now my ring finger hurts when I make a fist and I cant apply any pressure or grab and pull anything what did I do to my finger?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Any neck injury?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

no

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

cant you just tell me something wow don't need to get into that deep

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

It sounds like you probably pinched in nerve in that arm

Do you work with that arm a lot?

what is your occupation?