How can you tell if you dislocated your elbow?

How can you tell if you dislocated your elbow? You can tell if you dislocated your elbow because it will normally be deformed, extremely painful, and you will be unable to move it. It can be harder to tell sometimes if a small child has dislocated their elbow, because...

Can you still walk with a dislocated knee?

Can you still walk with a dislocated knee? You will hardly ever be able to walk with a dislocated knee. When a knee dislocates, it almost always causes significant structural damage. Many people confuse a knee dislocation with a kneecap dislocation, which you can walk...

Can you still walk with a dislocated hip?

Can you still walk with a dislocated hip? You will never be able to walk with a dislocated hip caused by a traumatic event. It takes a lot of energy to dislocate a hip (such as in a car crash), and it is extremely painful. You will not be able to stand up, or bear any...

How do you fix a dislocated shoulder?

How do you fix a dislocated shoulder?  A dislocated shoulder can be fixed by putting it back in place. The medical terminology for this is a shoulder reduction. This is usually done in an emergency room with sedation. Even when a dislocated shoulder is put back in...

How long does it take for a sprained thumb to heal?

How long does it take a sprained thumb to heal? A sprained thumb should heal anywhere between 3 and 6 weeks. This assumes that your thumb is just sprained, and no bones are broken or ligaments are completely torn. If you do have a torn ligament or broken bone, it will...

How do you know if you sprained your wrist?

How do you know if you sprained your wrist? You will know if you sprained your wrist if after injuring it, it hurts to move it or put weight on it. Most wrist sprains will heal in a few weeks with proper care. The key is making sure that your wrist sprain is just a...