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Finger Sprain


“Jammed.” “Stoved.” “Stubbed.” There are plenty of ways to describe a finger sprain, which is what happens when the ligaments supporting any of the three finger joints stretches or tears. Find out why you may need an orthopedic specialist for this condition.

Causes & Triggers

  • Accident
  • Hyperextension (bending backward)
  • Injury
  • Trauma

Signs & Symptoms

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness

Tips & Treatment

  • Athletes are prone to finger sprains, making them less likely to seek proper treatment.
  • Immobilize or splint the injured finger by taping it to the longest finger next to it.
  • Consult an orthopedic hand specialist for an evaluation since sprains may be more severe than they appear and can lead to chronic problems if not properly treated.

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