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Good Tape Ring Finger Prevent Dislocation
Taping technique: Taping to prevent injury involves taping the affected finger to the next largest finger, if possible. The tape should be applied to the shaft of the bone, not over the knuckles (using 1/2 inch wide medical tape). Be careful to not tape the fingers together too tightly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Basically a joint dislocation is when the joint whatever it is either a knee, ac joint ankle etc doesn't line up and shifts out of place and there is a deformity of that joint. Often times dislocations need to be reduced or put back into alignment by special techniques. ...Read more
I'm an offensive lineman that wants to prevent hand injury by taping my hands and fingers. How should I tape them to get the most benefit?
Tape is usually : Applied one of two ways. ( first make sure its not too tight and its better to have a trainer do it if available and the tape should not roll or be too tight aor be too sticky) either single tape to a joint on one digit or buddy tape to keep an injured finger next to another. If you buddy tape often you avoid the joints and pad the area lightly between the fingers, iif you single tape a figure 8. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6-12 weeks: I recommend continued buddy strapping during at-risk sports for 6-12 weeks after injury. Better safe than sorry. Remember to get those hands up in anticipation of the ball! ...Read more
Carpal tunnel: You may have carpal tunnel syndrome, characterized by hand pain and recurrent numbness or "pins and needle" sensations in the thumb, index, middle finger and the lateral aspect of the ring finger. It may be triggered by use (driving, keyboard use). Wearing a wrist cock- up splint is very effective. Surgery reserved for severe cases. Check with your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more
I usually get cramps in my fingers very often, resulting in my hand to become weak. How do I prevent or treat this?
See details: You can start by determining the cause. It could be vascular, neurologic or articulate. Have it evaluated. ...Read more
Prevention: I am not aware of any exercise that does this, but be aware that cts mostly is a cumulative trauma disorder, associated with repetitive flexion/extension of wrist due to keyboard work, assembly line work, etc. Might consider wrist pad for computer, might try wrist splints, at night, might supplement one b-100 complex daily, and avoid the above risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me what steps should be taken if there is numbness in the fingers following a shoulder dislocation?
See a physician: You can damage your brachial plexus with certain dislocations. I would recommend seeing a physician to check on both vascular and nerve issues to make sure there is not lasting damage or necessary interventions. Consider seeing a physiatrist for this type of injury as they will be able to do an EMG if necessary. ...Read more
2 times shoulder dislocation in 3 years. Will shoulder surgery prevent it frm dislocating again? I heard 5% chance afta surgery. Otherwise 80%. 23yo.
Depends: Treating a dislocation can be immediate if the joint returns back to its normal position. If it does not go back in place, a doctor can manipulate it to get it into proper position. Sometimes, the joint will be really stuck and you will need surgery. Healing a dislocation can take time. Residual swelling is common. Doing proper finger exercises will help prevent permanent stiffness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not always: Quadricps muscle strengthening, it band stretching, and physical therapy sometimes works. Taping may play a role in the short term. Kinesiotape and the like. Great physical therapy is usually worth a try before surgery. See a rehab doctor or sports medicine doctor.... Second opinions too if needed. ...Read more
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Finger dislocation splinting - will that let the finger heal in the right position? How do you stop re-dislocation?
It should: Presuming that you haven't damaged the joint capsule too much, it should heal. ...Read more
I had shoulder dislocation 2 times . How can I prevent it from happening again? I hav an active life style and want to continue that.
Can be: You can damage your brachial plexus with certain dislocations. I would recommend seeing a physician to check on both vascular and nerve issues to make sure there is not lasting damage or necessary interventions. Consider seeing a physiatrist for this type of injury as they will be able to do an EMG if necessary. ...Read more
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