Mallet finger - aftercareBaseball finger - aftercare; Drop finger - aftercare; Avulsion fracture - mallet finger - aftercare
Mallet finger occurs when you cannot straighten your finger. When you do try to straighten it, the tip of your finger remains bent toward your palm.
Sports injuries are the most common cause of mallet finger, particularly from catching a ball.
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