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Joint Dislocation - Symptoms, Causes And Treatment!

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MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi  •  13 years experience
Joint Dislocation - Symptoms, Causes And Treatment!

What is Joint Dislocation?

A dislocated joint is a joint that slips out of place. Dislocations may occur in your major joints like shoulder, hip, knee, elbow and ankle or in the smaller joints in your fingers, thumbs and toes.

Symptoms of Joint Dislocation-

  • Visibly deformed
  • Intense pain
  • Swollen or discolored
  • Immobility of the affected joint

Causes of Joint Dislocation-

  • Sports injuries
  • Trauma not related to sports
  • You may dislocate a joint during a fall

Risk factors of Joint Dislocation-

  • Heredity
  • Sports participation
  • Susceptibility to falls
  • Motor vehicle accidents 

Complications of Joint Dislocation-

  • Nerve or blood vessel damage
  • Development of arthritis in the affected joint
  • Susceptibility to re-injury
  • Tearing of the muscles, ligaments and tendons 

Diagnosis of Joint Dislocation-

Diagnosis of Joint Dislocation involves the following tests:

Precautions & Prevention of Joint Dislocation

  • Wear the suggested protective gear during sports
  • Take precautions to avoid falls

Treatment of Joint Dislocation

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Joint Dislocation
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Joint Dislocation
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Joint Dislocation
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Joint Dislocation
  • Surgical Treatment of Joint Dislocation
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Joint Dislocation
  • Other Treatment of Joint Dislocation

Homeopathic Treatment of Joint Dislocation-

Homeopathic treatment reduces swelling and pain in the affected joint. Homeopathy can be used to prevent and treat tendency of joint dislocation. The following are some homeopathic remedies for treatment of joint dislocation:

  • Arnica
  • Calcarea
  • Rhus Tox
  • Ruta
  • Nat M

Acupuncture and Acupressure Treatment of Joint Dislocation-

Acupuncture relieves by improving the physiological function of the organs and organ system. In acupuncture, therapist will first diagnose the case on the basis of energy system or chi blockage as well as on the basis of status of five elements. On this basis, certain disease-specific acupoints are selected and stimulated.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Joint Dislocation-

  • In the allopathic treatment of joint dislocation, pain relievers or
  • muscle relaxants are prescribed.

Surgical Treatment of Joint Dislocation-

Surgical Treatment of Joint Dislocation is needed if :

  • Your blood vessels or nerves are damaged
  • Your doctor can’t move your dislocated bones back into their correct positions
  • You have had recurring dislocations, especially of your shoulder

Other Treatment of Joint Dislocation-

Putting ice on your injured joint helps reduce inflammation and pain

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