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Finger injuries prevention? does wearing sports gloves help prevent sprains and jammed fingers?

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Dr. Daniel Mass
Hand Surgery 46 years experience
No: Jammed fingers come froma ball or person or the ground hitting the tip of you finger this can still occur with sports glove. Only a baseball mitt decreases the risk of a ball strike. If you get a jammed finger you should get a x-ray because often there is more damage then initially thought.

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Last updated Jul 6, 2012

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