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A 29-year-old female asked:

Tried opening a car door with just my ring finger now i cant make a fist and i can tell that right under my ring finger in the palm of my hand is a little swollen. ?

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Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Tendon Strain.: With rest, but passive motion, you should be able to have improved motion to make a grip. You could use motrin or advil to improve the return to normal grip. Elevate your hand above heart level when reclining should help. Check with PCP if not improved in a week.

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