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How could I safely dislocate my finger and pop it back in the joint

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Not possible: Some people have joints that they can dislocate voluntarily. There is however no way to safely dislocate a joint without causing severe damage and one ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
16 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes, but...: Injuries to the joints of the hand can persist, but if still having pain after 5 years you should see a hand surgeoin for further evaluation.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin answered
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: A finger dislocation, even near the tip, often requires a brief course of immobilization followed by hand therapy exercises. You should obtain x-rays ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Anything is possible: I suppose this could be the case and depending on the laxity of your joints, any underlying issues you may have such as marfan's syndrome, or a pain t ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Finger: Sure it could dislocate again...But that is not likely the reason for your pain. It is more likely that the pain is from soft tissue irritation (carti ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Bad idea: You may not have completely reduced the dislocation and or damaged connective joint tissue. Get examined and x-rayed.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
23 years experience Hand Surgery
Not really: Some dislocated fingers reduce or set themselves. Others require traction and pressure in order to be reduced. See your doctor for more information.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Clinodactyly: You have clinodactyly a congenital deformity of the distal joint of the fifth finger causing angulation toward the ring finger. Sometimes seen with a ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
24 years experience Hand Surgery
Important to get xra: Your injury could be a ligament injury, but is is unusual to have a "slight" dislocation. I would be concerned that your finger might have a fracture. ... Read More
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