If you have ever played a ball sport such as basketball, volleyball or baseball, you may have experienced mallet finger. When a ball hits a stretched finger, the finger gets jammed. This causes pain, swelling and discomfort when the affected finger is bent.
Patients who are experiencing mallet finger will find it painful when straightening the finger. In severe cases as shown above, patients may also have a small fracture.
If you experience an injury to your finger and you suspect mallet finger, what should you do? Follow these steps to help avoid further injury:
It is important to see your health practitioner soon after the injury to determine the extent of the injury. Treatment options include:
If you have mallet finger or to learn more, call our clinic for a free consultation! Ph: 905-593-1605