Dislocated fingers

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by actionjeans, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. actionjeans

    actionjeans White Belt

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    Last night in class, I was trying to base with my hands and landed hard enough to bend back middle finger to point where it completed dislocated backwards and then popped back into place. Pain. The x-rays came back negative but i'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this, how long it took them to heal, etc.

    Thanks.
     
  2. RedAger

    RedAger Amateur Fighter

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    honestly ive never dislocated a finger, but if there isnt any swelling/pain then just dont take anytime off. there isnt a break so theres nothing to heal, however, once something is dislocated it tends to pop in and out real easy
     
  3. VTJas81

    VTJas81 Blue Belt

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    I dislocated my thumb a couple years back. It took me a longg time just for the soreness to go away. I didn't tear any ligaments fortunately. I lost a lil bit of flexibility in it but its about 95% to where it was before. Im always conscious of my fingers now when I roll.

    Here's some advice, the ligaments around your fingers will tense up. If you want to try and regain its range of motion then you need to stretch it every once in awhile( as told by my doc). Of course don't do that when its still injured
     
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    Gsoares2*** Banned Banned

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    Quit bjj....... your hands are doomed for ever.
     
  5. Asel1

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    welcome to bjj! lol
     
  6. ichimonji

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    fingers .. well I have broken sprained tiwsted dislocated and stubebed them all. The truth of the matter is that when you (and me) are old we will get real nice case of arthritis. What I would suggest is just like the others ... take a little time off, let them rest. Buy some tongue deppressors and cloth tape. I sure hope you had health insurance. Because otherwise its a huge waste of money.

    Realisticly what we do at the hospital for broken fingers is give you something for the pain ... (if your poor drink a six pack of bud light it will do the same thing) and then tell you to keep off them and when they heal do some physical therapy for them. But that is pretty much it. They wil charge you a couple hundread to tape them to a popsicle stick, and another couple hundread to x ray it. When realisticaly if they are broken or shattered they would still tape them.

    The only time I would go to the Dr for a finger is if it (after trying to straighten my own self) is beant in a non anatomical position. ie busted way the hell out of its socket. (btw fingers dont have sockets) If they are going to have to pin it ... well its surgery and needed so you have to pay the cost. But if all you did was bend fracture or tear a little ligaments or tendons deal with the pain and save some money.

    once you know the proper stretches that your physical therapist (hell even a physical trainer at your gym could teach you them) teaches you there is no real reason to go back. Fingers take a while to heal just focus on other areas of your game. ... go do sprints.
     
  7. Bmonk**

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    Man, I sprained my finger a month and a half ago, and it STILL HURTS.

    I can't imagine how long a dislocated finger would take to heal.
     

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