I usually just run 1 day per week, I just do my long run for 20k, but now I have a minor injury in my finger, I have a mallet finger (or baseball finger) so I need to use a stack split in my finger for 6 weeks to recover. So I don't know if the recovering of the long run can affect the recover of my finger.

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    A finger splint shouldn't get in the way of running. Commented May 23, 2013 at 15:34
  • In my metaphysical imagination I'd say getting more blood flowing to it from running would help it heal faster.
    – MDMoore313
    Commented May 23, 2013 at 18:33

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Ask yourself this question:

What's the likelihood of re-injuring the finger?

The finger will take as long as it takes to get better, and running isn't going to change that significantly enough to worry about it if at all. As long as there is a low likelihood that you are going to hurt the finger again doing any activity, there is no reason to avoid it.

You may experience minor pain from the impact of your feet radiating up to your finger, or you may not. I don't think it's re-injuring it, but it might not feel good. A bit of ice for 20 minutes will probably make it feel better after your run.

You will also probably have to be careful if you are grabbing some water with that hand while running.

Those are the only two things I can think of that would cause you any problems.

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    Good answer. The only other thing that could majorly impact it is if you stumble and fall. To this end, I would avoid trail/hill type of running and stick to level/flat surfaces.
    – JohnP
    Commented May 23, 2013 at 16:36
  • Thx u Berin, thx u all guys.. Commented May 23, 2013 at 19:43

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