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Doctor insights on: How Could I Safely Dislocate My Finger And Pop It Back In The Joint

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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5 yrs ago i dislocated a finger then trapped tissue in the joint, its back in place now but is weakened & can hurt/ache occasionally, is that expected?

5 yrs ago i dislocated a finger then trapped tissue in the joint, its back in place now but is weakened & can hurt/ache occasionally, is that expected?

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. ...Read more

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I dislocated the joint near my nail on my pinky finger and my friend popped it back. Should I still go to the doctor?

I dislocated the joint near my nail on my pinky finger and my friend popped it back. Should I still go to the doctor?

Yes: It is possible to rupture a tendon when you dislocate a joint. You could also have a small chip fracture along with the dislocation. Either of these could require further treatment. ...Read more

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Could it be possible to dislocate a finger joint without serious pain?

Could it be possible to dislocate a finger joint without serious pain?

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 tolerance condition such that you don't feel as much pain, but otherwise, you should have a very painful, swollen, deformed looking finger and i would recommend an examination. ...Read more

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I dislocated my finger 10 yrs ago now and I have been waking up in the middle of night with pain at joint were it dislocated could it dilocated again?

I dislocated my finger 10 yrs ago now and I have been waking up in the middle of night with pain at joint were it dislocated could it dilocated again?

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 (cartilage, tendon, capsule). If it doesn't improve with nsaids, see an orthopedist for an xray and evaluation. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to treat a dislocated finger without pulling/popping it?

Are there any ways to treat a dislocated finger without pulling/popping it?

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. ...Read more

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My baby finger is bent at the last joint since i was a baby.Its bent inwards it looks dislocated but i can move it?

My baby finger is bent at the last joint since i was a baby.Its bent inwards it looks dislocated but i can move it?

Clinodactyly: That condition is called clinodactyly. It usually doesn't cause significant functional problems. More severe cases can cause issues with function and appearance. It can usually be corrected with a type of orthopedic surgery called an osteotomy. If it bothers you enough see your local orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dislocated pinky finger about a week ago still swollen and have stinging pain in joint?

Dislocated pinky finger about a week ago still swollen and have stinging pain in joint?

Swelling is common : After dislocation but a fracture dislocation with subluxaiton (imperfect position ) of the joint, a tendon or ligament tear that needs further treatment or even swelling that interferes with return of normal motion can make recovery more complex. Seek treatment with a hanf surgeon, many dislocations ar not as simple as they are made out to be! ...Read more

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