Mallet finger is an injury to the tendon that straightens the end of the finger or thumb. Mallet finger is also known as baseball finger, however this injury can occur to anyone if an object, such as a ball strikes the tip of the finger or thumb causing the finger to bend further that it is supposed to go. As a result of this injury, the individual is unable to straighten the tip of the finger or thumb actively. There are three different mallet finger injuries that can occur, 1. Damage to the tendon, but there is no fracture. 2. Tendon ruptured accompanied by small fracture. 3. Tendon ruptures with a large fraction present. Complications accompanied by mallet finger include soreness, scarring, limitations in finger flexion.
Causes of Mallet Finger
- Cut finger
- Jammed finger
- Crushed finger
Mallet Finger Symptoms
- Bruised, painful, swollen finger
- Droopy fingertip
- Difficult time straightening out the finger without assistance
Mallet Finger Treatment
- Advanced soft tissue release is a holistic, non-invasive, and pain free approach to pain relief without the use of medication.
- Our doctors use a variety of patented ASTR tools the break up the scar tissue and myofasical restriction causing for a reduction in pain and symptom relief of mallet finger.
- Each patient is given a specialized exercise program to allow to a decrease in inflammation, and the ability to strengthen the muscle to help the patient return back to normal function and be able to accomplish normal activities without pain.
- Special instruction is given to provide the patient with the opportunity to have the fastest recovery time possible.