Mallet finger is a condition which occurs when the tendon on the back of the finger or thumb is pulled away from the muscle and bone. This causes the finger to droop. While you may be able to push the finger back into its normal position, you will not be able to hold it there unsupported.
Mallet finger is usually caused by a blow to the finger, such as a ball hitting the fingertip. It can also be caused by a crushing accident or if your finger tendon has been cut.
Typical mallet finger symptoms include:
Your hand therapy practitioner will assess your finger to make a clear diagnosis. This assessment will probably include:
Treatment for mallet finger usually involves the following:
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