Mallet Finger Treatment Melbourne

The hand therapists at Action Rehab are experienced in the assessment and treatment of mallet finger injuries. With a strong reputation in managing sports injuries, Action Rehab is the smart choice for treating your mallet finger.

  • No referral needed
  • Nonsurgical treatment prioritised where possible
  • Conveniently located across Melbourne and Gippsland.

Call 1300 762 227  to make an appointment

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What is Mallet Finger?

Mallet finger is the result of a fracture or rupture of the extensor tendon at the tip of the finger, preventing the tip joint from straightening. It is usually caused by forced bending of the tip or a laceration. Mallet finger is a common condition that can happen when making the bed or after a ball hitting it on the end. This causes the fingertip to droop, sometimes confused as a dislocation. Mallet Finger can be difficult to treat.

Diagnosing Mallet Finger

Most people know when they have a Mallet Finger because they have a droopy or “hammer” tip. The most important thing about diagnosing and assessing a Mallet Finger is finding out if there is a “break” or “fracture”.

Many people worry when there is a small break or fracture at the tip of the finger where the tendon has pulled itself off.

Treating a tendon Mallet Finger injury requires precise splinting, education and care in order to prevent a Mallet Finger from becoming a swan neck deformity. Therapists at Action Rehab are experienced in reading X-rays and can refer you for an X-ray when required, so we can check the joint following a Mallet Finger injury.

Call us on 1300 762 227 for an appointment, or schedule an appointment online by clicking the button below.

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View the video below to learn more about the differences between the types of mallets and how Action Rehab treat these sorts of injuries. As explained by Action Rehab founder Ben Cunningham.

Hands and Fingers reaching up to catch a football
Post Surgery X-Ray showing pin going through finger tip bone and joint
Supporting tape being applied to mallet finger

Choosing The Right Therapist For Mallet Finger

Our therapists do regular GP and Emergency Doctor training and can advise on the most appropriate action for your Mallet Finger treatment.

To make an appointment, enquire, or find your closest of our 12 locations call us on 1300 762 227 or schedule an appointment online.

Book a consultation with our senior therapist, Ben Cunningham. In this appointment Ben will advise management strategies and if you request ongoing care then this will be charged as per our current rates. Worksafe and TAC clients will not be charged personally for any consultations.

Mallet Finger FAQs

How common is mallet finger?
A. Mallet Finger is the most common injury seen at Action Rehab. Mallet Finger is a common sports related injury an area in which Action Rehab therapists are trained and experienced in treating.

How is mallet finger caused?
A. Mallet finger is caused by a ball or a force to the end of the finger while a person is trying to straighten it.

Ben Cunningham Director at Action Rehab Hand Therapy

Ben Cunningham is currently the Hand Therapist at Melbourne Football Club (AFL) and the director of Action Rehab. Ben has over 20 years’ experience providing hand and upper limb therapy, including working in the United Kingdom at the Queen Victoria Hospital and as the senior clinician at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.


Action Rehab provide assessment and treatment for all conditions relating to the upper limb, include scaphoid fractures. Come and see our friendly staff today at a location convenient to you.