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2. A painful injury

Anyone who receives a hard bang to their finger or thumb knows that it is definitely going to hurt them. The injured person invariably feels the pain before they notice how the impact has left their finger bent down. If they suffer from a mallet finger injury they normally first experience this pain at the finger's distal joint. The length of time the finger continues to give pain varies in line with the extent of the injury. Swelling might accompany the pain, and it is advisable to have a doctor check to make sure there is no fracture.

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