Muscle & Connective Tissue Injuries

What is a hyperextended finger injury?

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  • A hyperextended finger injury occurs when the ligaments on the palm side of your fingers stretch or slightly tear, causing a sprain to those ligaments. Ligaments are connective tissues that hold two bones together at a joint. Treatment for a hyperextended finger is ice, immobilization, rest, and anti-inflammatory medicine. Strengthening exercises should start as soon as swelling and pain has decreased.

    (This answer provided for NATA by the Indiana University Athletic Training Education Program)

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