Last Thursday I was getting into my car to move

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Q: Last Thursday I was getting into my car to move it so I could make more room for parking for my son's birthday guests. The car door was open all the way as I got into the car. I reached out with my left hand to shut the door and as I started to pull it shut there was a very loud and painful "popping" noise that radiated from my ring finger all through my hand and wrist and stopped about mid forearm. It brought me to tears. I could no longer use it to pull the car door shut so I had to use my right hand. I finished moving the car and continued to prepare for the party using only my right hand as much as possible to avoid the pain in my left. It is now the following Tuesday and I still have some severe discomfort when I try to grip something or move my hand in certain ways. I have a constant dull ache whether I am using it or not. The most constant areas of discomfort are my ring finger from the 2nd to 3rd knuckle, the back of my hand (sometimes throughout the day), all through the palm of my hand and my wrist. When I absolutely cannot stand it, I apply a wrap to have some pressure but it doesn't always work. I still try to use it as little as possible but Saturday night, it caused my whole hand to swell and turn red. My question is should I be concerned, should I have this checked, will it get better if I keep it wrapped and what could I possibly have done so bad to my hand from simply trying to close a car door?? Thank you for any help!

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