Finger Pain After Jamming During a Basketball Game

A 19-year-old college student presents to an urgent care center with pain at the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint of the middle finger of his right hand. He reports that the pain started suddenly the previous evening when the finger was jammed while he was playing basketball. The pain is worse through the range of motion, but there is no numbness and no pain at the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint.

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