Baseball Finger Overview
What is a baseball finger?
A person with a baseball finger, or mallet finger, has an injury to the last joint of the finger. The injury occurs when an object, such as a baseball, strikes the end of a finger, forcing it to flex. This can damage a tendon or bone at this joint. It results in the inability to completely straighten the end of the finger.
What are the symptoms of a baseball finger?
Symptoms of a baseball finger include finger pain, finger deformity, and finger swelling. There is an inability to straighten the last joint in the finger.
How does the doctor treat a baseball finger?
Treatment for a baseball finger includes rest, cold compresses, elevation, splinting, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.
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