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Numb Finger Tips After Losing Grip

 I was doing some snatch grip deadlifts and I was really trying to battle through losing grip. Now the tip of my ring finger has a loss of feeling- not totally but definitely less feeling than my other digits. Has anyone ever experienced this? 

[quote]Dolce wrote:
I was doing some snatch grip deadlifts and I was really trying to battle through losing grip. Now the tip of my ring finger has a loss of feeling- not totally but definitely less feeling than my other digits. Has anyone ever experienced this? [/quote]

You probably pinched a nerve and effected the blood circulation temporarily. It should resolve itself and be back to normal quickly. If it hasn’t cleared up by today, it might be something more serious, but it’s unlikely.

If you were you using straps or a hook grip, you could’ve used more weight than your little digits could handle. If you were just grabbing the bar double overhand, being in a snatch grip could’ve put them at a funky angle and they may’ve been compressed.

Yes, I think I may have pinched a nerve in my distal phalangeal joint of my ring finger. I just noticed that if I run this joint over a hard surface that I get a semi painful numbing sensation in my finger. However, the actual feeling in the tip of my finger is better.

What do you mean by compressed? My hands were definitely at a weird angle due to the snatch grip. I always use overhand grip unless maxing.

I hope the numbing sensation goes away. Any ideas of what the more serious problem could be?

Thanks for the response by the way.

[quote]Dolce wrote:
What do you mean by compressed?[/quote]

Just that you might’ve been putting the stress and pressure of the weight on the sides of the fingertip (closer to the side of the nail), rather than more directly on the meat of the pad (where the fingerprint is).

Nope, no clue. That’s why, if the problem sticks around and keeps bothering you, it might be worth it to see a hand specialist if you can.