A boxer’s fracture is another name for a broken hand, specifically when you break a bone in the small (or “pinky”) finger. Where does the term “boxer” come from? Boxer’s fractures get their name from one of the most common causes, which is punching something.
Sometimes, if you punch something with a clenched fist, the force applied to the fifth metacarpal bone is enough to break it. Here are 4 signs that you may have a boxer’s fracture: