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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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What is the proper way to tape a jammed finger?

What is the proper way to tape a jammed finger?

Buddy tape: Taping is usually not terribly effective for a " jammed finger", but when we do tape them, we will typically buddy tape the finger to the one beside it. This involves using two thin strips of tape and taping your injured finger to the one next to it above and below the injured joint. This allows you to still move it, but offers some limited support. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help a jammed finger?

Is there a way to help a jammed finger?

X-Ray + time: You can't tell a jammed or sprained finger from a broken finger just by looking. You need an x-ray. Even if you can move it, it may still be broken. Treatment for a sprain is very different from a fracture. Get it checked out. If x-ray is negative, then time will usually heal the finger, but it may take 6 months or more to feel better. ...Read more

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What is the very best way to clean/treat a cracked finger nail?

What is the very best way to clean/treat a cracked finger nail?

Soap and water: And occasionally superglue can be used or it could just be let alone to grow out. Fingernail hurt are very visible and seems to bother popel by the idea of an injury as it is so ssenstive but many get better by doing nothing. ...Read more

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What is the best way to keep a baby bleeding from a heel stick?

What is the best way to keep a baby bleeding from a heel stick?

Pressure: Hold a little pressure with a gauze pad immediately after the stick for 2 minutes. ...Read more

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Is there a good way for me to tape a broken toe for sports?

Is there a good way for me to tape a broken toe for sports?

Med eval: Sometimes it is recommended to tape a fractured toe and sometimes it might be harmful. Not all toe fractures are alike. Really can't make a recommendation but, after evaluation a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon could. Take care. ...Read more

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What is a good way to determine if my hand is sprained?

What is a good way to determine if my hand is sprained?

Evaluation: Typically there is an associated injury, and the pain is usually localized to the muscles/ligaments rather than the bones. Also, imaging studies (x-rays and/or ct/mri) will be negative for fractures. ...Read more

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What is the very best way to care for a crushed finger?

Crushed fingers: Can have fractures, thus xrays are important. In the absence of fracture, joint and tissue swelling needs to be addresseda sit can impair function and apporpriate methods to cntrol swelling and pain and splinting while still emphsizing motion at the right time are all important, a hand surgeon will often refer severe crush injuries even those without fracture to a hand therapists early to help. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to get from a shop for a infected finger nail?

What is the best thing to get from a shop for a infected finger nail?

INFECTED FINGERNAIL: IF YOU HAVE AN INFECTED FINGERNAIL, YOU SHOULD SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST SOONEST! NO "SHOP" PRODUCTS WILL DO THE JOB. UNTIL YOU CAN SEE A REAL DOCTOR, SOAK THE FINGER IN FAIRLY HOT WATER FOR ABOUT 15-20 MINUTES EVERY 3 or 4 HOURS. BEST LUCK ...Read more

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Whats the safest way to rehab a jammed thumb?

Whats the safest way to rehab a jammed thumb?

Get an x-ray: I can't tell you the number of patients who have come to see me weeks after jamming there finger only to get an x-ray and see they had a fracture which has now healed incorrectly and needs surgery to rebreak it. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take a shower with an ankle cast?

What is the best way to take a shower with an ankle cast?

A shower guard.: The most reliable way is to purchase a shower guard at your local medical supply shop. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a broken wrist?

What is the best way to treat a broken wrist?

Fix it: See your doctor who will take an x-ray. Once the fracture is determined, then either a cast or surgery will be recommended. It is dependent on where the fracture is, your age, the pattern of the fracture and a few other factors. Bottom line is see your orthopedic surgeon and get an xray. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent a scar on a toddler's lip?

What is the best way to prevent a scar on a toddler's lip?

Time: The best way to prevent a scar is to not get a cut! having said that, the face is very vascular and heals very well with little intervention. Once a scar is healing then shea butter, cocoa butter, vit e or some cream like that is helpful to rub on twice a day. The gentle rubbing helps break down scar tissue and enable reforming while helping the scar minimize. Time is a great healer! ...Read more

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What is a good way to recover a broken arm?

What is a good way to recover a broken arm?

Physical therapy: Once the bone has healed it would be best if you consulted with a physical therapist to help you regain your range of motion and strength for good function of the injured extremity. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a wrist injury?

What is the best way to treat a wrist injury?

Immobilize.: Immobilize the wrist with a splint that can be obtained at most drug stores. Ice the wrist for 20 minutes at a time, 4-5 times per day. See an orthopedic wrist specialist. ...Read more

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Is there a natural way to heal a swollen trigger finger?

Is there a natural way to heal a swollen trigger finger?

Yes: ... Can be helpful. Mostly it's important to avoid activities that "provoke" symptoms. Trigger finger/thumb is really a tendon irritation that may need medical care if it persists or interferes with function. If your finger/thumb "locks" in a bent or straight position, you really should seek medical evaluation and care. The problem is much more common in diabetics and arthritics. ...Read more

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What is the safest way to remove a splinter from a child's hand?

What is the safest way to remove a splinter from a child's hand?

Soak in : Water first preferably hot, this will soften the skin and expand the splinter, use a tweezer like tool to try and pull out. ...Read more

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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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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