Mallet Finger - Causes

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I saw a bug in my bathroom, and while in abject terror, I grabbed a shoe and slammed it down twice to kill it. After reading all of these stories I'm worried that I broke a fragment of bone. There was no real pain until the next day. If I had just used bug spray! I don't have insurance so I can't just go to the doctor. I have to splint it and pray it heals..

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I was pushing off my boot and sock with my hand when I heard a pop and got a sharp pain (which wasn't too bad really). I went to hospital and had an X-ray. It seemed fine as far as the bones were concerned. I was given a splint and I kept the splint on for eight weeks but the finger still droops. After weeks of wearing this, it's disappointing it's still drooping, but I believe there are other splints which may be better..