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What is a good way to tape a ring finger to prevent dislocation?

What is a good way to tape a ring finger to 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 more

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dislocation (Definition)

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


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What is the best way to tape a ring finger dislocation?

What is the best way to tape a ring finger  dislocation?

Buddy tape: I would buddy tape middle finger to ring finger a few daya after the finger is reduced back in place to allow early motion and at the same time stabilize finger amd prevent another dislocation ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What is a good brace that prevents shoulder dislocations?

What is a good brace that prevents shoulder dislocations?

Stabilizing brace.: There are a number of "shoulder stabilizing braces" that can be found on the internet. It should be advertised as appropriate for anterior shoulder dislocations. ...Read more

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Finger dislocation and continuing sports. Should I always buddy tape the weaker finger?

Finger dislocation and continuing sports. Should I always buddy tape the weaker finger?

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

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Which finger/hand exercises to prevent carpal tunnel?

Which finger/hand exercises to prevent carpal tunnel?

None: There is no solid scientific data to suggest that exercises prevent carpal tunnel syndrome. Indeed, carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by too much use. ...Read more

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Left hand's left three fingers(c, a, &m) go numb when i sleep. How to prevent this?

Left hand's left three fingers(c, a, &m) go numb when i sleep. How to prevent this?

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

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What are some finger/hand exercises that help prevent carpal tunnel?

What are some finger/hand exercises that help prevent carpal tunnel?

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 more

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Is surgery the only way to prevent further patella dislocations?

Is surgery the only way to prevent further patella dislocations?

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

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What thing reinforces the fibrous capsule to help prevent dislocation of the joint?

Connective tissue: I believe you post is looking for either 'connective tissue', or fascia. Each joint has plent of tendinous/ligamentous support to prevent dislocation; it is when these tissues develop laxity that the dislocation occurs. ...Read more

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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

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How long does it take to treat a finger dislocation?

How long does it take to treat a finger dislocation?

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 more

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What could help prevent the dislocation of a joint?

What could help prevent the dislocation of a joint?

Depends: It depends upon the joint that is dislocating or subluxing. Exercises may help, bracing may help, limiting motion may help, and for some the only real cure in surgery. ...Read more

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Multiple shoulder dislocations and rotator cuff injury. How can I prevent this from happening?

Multiple shoulder dislocations and rotator cuff injury. How can I prevent this from happening?

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 more

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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.

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.

Activity: Modification is critical. It sounds like you should work on strengthening of the rotator cuff and shoulder muscles. Despite this, if you continue dislocating surgery is warranted. ...Read more

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Can a 2 week old finger dislocation show up on x-rays?

Yes: X-rays will certainly demonstrate a finger dislocation, acute or chronic, very clearly. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have shoulder dislocation followed by finger numbness?

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