The phalanges are the small bones that make up the fingers. A finger sprain describes the overstretching of the ligaments when being bent into a non-anatomical way (Ferri, 2015).
The phalanges are the small bones that make up the fingers. The bones are called proximal phalanx, middle phalanx and distal phalanx.
Sprains of the IP joints of the fingers can occur during contact sport for example the goalkeeper in football finger tip stretched by the ball, twisting injury or a fall.
Management involves using the PRICE regime, stabilizing the joint with splinting or bracing and avoiding aggravating activities. Continued physiotherapy is necessary to regain full function; although seeming only like minor injuries, healing and rehabilitation can take a long time.
Ferri F.F., 2015, Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2015 E-Book: 5 Books in 1, Elsevier Mosby, Philadelphia, PA, p: 789