Mallet Finger : Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment


Mallet finger is a disease of the tendon of the finger. Tendons are the tissues or like a rope made up of collagen fibers that connect the muscles to the bones. Long tendons attach the muscles through the wrist and attach to the finger bones and thumb. Tendons help the joints for extension and flexion. The extensor tendon helps in straightening the fingers and the flexor tendons help in bending the fingers. Tendons link the muscle to bone and have great tensile strength so that joints can move freely. But in tendon injury, there is a difficulty in moving joints of the body. So in this article we are going to discuss one of the tendon diseases that is Mallet finger and its Ayurvedic treatment.


Mallet finger is the injury to the small tendon of the finger and thumb which is helpful in the extension of the finger. This is the term applied to the extensor avulsion fracture of the finger or also we can say distal extensor tendon rupture. There is another term for this disease that is baseball finger. This is a deformity of the fingertip which resembles a mallet or hammer. When this injury occurs, a person finds it difficult to extend the finger tip without pushing it and also there is generally pain and bruising at the back side of the finger joint. This is a result of over bending of the finger tip by a sudden attack on the finger by a ball or something else.
Mallet Finger


This typically occurs when a ball hits hard on an outstretched finger and jams it. This results in the tear or rupture of the tendon of that finger. A direct hit on the extended finger during a game like baseball, football, cricket, volleyball, basketball, etc can cause the injury to the tendon of the tip of the finger.

Clinical Features/Signs And Symptoms

The person who has this mallet finger they have following symptoms:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness
  • Redness
  • Inability to straighten the fingertip


The diagnosis is generally made on clinical examination and supported by X-ray. This injury can be accompanied by ecchymosis and swelling.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Mallet Finger

The Ayurvedic herbs show very good results on every disease. This ancient time holistic science helps in fighting against many acute and chronic diseases. One of the Ayurvedic herbal manufacturing companies is doing the same thing. The name of that company is Planet Ayurveda. This is a leading herbal company which is GMP certified. It manufactures many herbal products from ancient time tested formulas and under the supervision of expert Ayurveda Acharya. This company offers the following herbal formulation for Mallet finger:

  • Ekangveer Ras
  • Boswellia Curcumin
  • RumoGin 5 Capsules
  • Vatkulantak Ras
  • Ashwagandha Capsules
  • Nirgundi oil+ Mahamasha oil

Products Description

1. Ekangveer Ras

This is a classical Ayurvedic formulation in tablet form. It is used in the treatment of bone disorders. This formulation contains Shuddha Parada (Purified Mercury), Shuddha Gandhak (Purified Sulphur), Kanta Loha bhasma (Manganese calx), Naga bhasma (Lead calx), Pippali (Piper longum), Triphala (Three myrobalans), Nirgundi (Vitex negundo) etc. This herbo-mineral formulation is beneficial in sciatica, paralysis, mallet finger etc.  It relieves pain and stimulates the inactive nerves and nervous system. It provides nourishment to the tendons and ligaments.

Dosage : 1 tablet twice a day after meals with plain water

2. Boswellia Curcumin

This is a poly herbal formulation and is an effective herbal combination of anti-inflammatory herbs. This herbal formulation is prepared from the standardized extracts of the Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa). This is a very potent anti-inflammatory formulation and helpful in the treatment of inflammation, stiffness and pain in the joints. It increases mobility and reduces arthritis pain. This herbal combination is good for back pain, neck pain, knee pain, etc. It promotes circulation to the joints and improves flexibility. This is used in all types of bone disorders.

Dosage : 1 capsule twice a day after meals with plain water

3. RumoGin 5 Capsules

This poly herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda rejuvenates the joints naturally. It is prepared from the herbs that are very effective in inflammation and pain such as Haridra (Curcuma longa), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), Maricha (Piper nigrum), and Pippali (Piper longum).  They provide relief from the morning stiffness in joints and swelling. The herbs in this formulation are also very effective in digestive disorders. They provide relief from dyspepsia, indigestion, flatulence, etc. It is also very helpful in respiratory complaints like Asthma and allergies too.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day after meals with plain water

4. Vatkulantak Ras

This is an Ayurvedic medicine that is used in severe Vata diseases like epilepsy, paralysis etc. It is made from the herbs that is used in pacifying vata dosha like Kasturi (Abelmoschus moschatus), Manahshila (Realgar), Nagkesar (Mesua ferrea), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Shuddha Parada (Purified Mercury), Shuddha Gandhak (Purified Sulphur), Jaiphal (Myristica fragrans), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), etc. It is used in the treatment of Epilepsy, paralysis, facial palsy, Mallet finger and cervical spondylosis, etc. It maintains the normal functioning of the nervous system.

Dosage: 1 tablet twice a day after meals with plain water.

5. Ashwagandha Capsules

This is a single herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda. It is used in the treatment of nervous disorders. It is prepared from the standardized extracts of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). It effectively acts as a nerve tonic, enhancing physical and mental stamina of the body. This natural rejuvenator helps in providing the proper nourishment to the tissues particularly muscles and bone. It brings back the strength of the muscles and bones and calms down the system.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day after meals with plain water

6. Nirgundi Oil

This is a classical oil formulation. It is mainly used in vata associated pains. It is prepared from the extracts of Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Kalahari (Gloriosa superba), etc. It is very helpful in alleviating pain on the affected site. These herbs are enriched in anti-inflammatory properties and help in reducing the inflammation on the affected side. This is a natural antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic medicine.

7. Mahamasha Oil

This is effective Ayurvedic oil used in the treatment of vataj pain. It is used in the treatment of neurological diseases. Masha means black gram. This is the main ingredient in this formulation. This oil is used for both external and internal purposes. It is prepared from the herbs such as Masha (Phasleolus mungo), Bilva (Aegle marmelos), Agnimantha (Premna mucronata), Gambhari (Gmelina arborea), Shyonaka (Oroxylum indicum), shalaparni (Desmodium gangeticum), prishnaparni (Uraria picta), etc. These ingredients help in the treatment of arthritis, paralysis, deafness, tinnitus, stiffness and pains in the joints, muscular dystrophies, headache, etc. This oil is also used for the massage to relieve tiredness.

How To Apply These Two Oils : Mix these two oils together and apply on the affected side of the finger.

Contact Planet Ayurveda Support Team to provide you the costing/ordering and delivery information at – or Call at 0172-521-4030 (India), +91-172-521-4030 (Outside India) or Whatsapp at (+91) 9915-593-604


Mallet finger is a tendon injury and is a very painful condition. Allopathic medicines have painkillers for this disease that further shows side effects on kidney and liver. But Ayurveda manages this condition without giving you any side effects. Above mentioned Planet Ayurveda products manage this condition and show very good results. Planet Ayurveda also provides diet charts and lifestyle modifications along with Herbal formulations. For more details of our products, you can check our store website

Dr. Vikram Chauhan

DR. Vikram Chauhan, MD - AYURVEDA is an expert ayurvedic doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. Write at -, Contact at - +91-172-521-4030 Websites -,

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