I'm a lifting newbie - been reading the site for some time. Thanks for the excellent articles.
I've been getting some pain above the middle knuckle of my left ring finger for 1-2 months now.
It doesn't bother me on a day-to-day basis unless I deliberately try to clench that finger tight.
It affects my grip on chin-ups/pull-ups (typically weighted or high rep/sets) and deadlift where I need maintain a stronger grip on the bar - not so much for presses, dumbell work and dips.
All I could come up with on web searches are possibly pinched nerve.
I'd like to check with you guys if this is a common condition and some background before I go seek some therapy or something.