Bone & Joint Injuries
- Q How do I care for my dislocation on a daily basis?
With dislocations, keep the joint area immobilized until your doctor recommends doing exercises to rehabilitate the joint and to help it heal effectively. Also, avoid sports or other strenuous activities until the area has fully healed. This will help to... Full Answer
- Q What should I know about caring for someone with a dislocation?
If you are caring for someone with a dislocation, help them to avoid putting any unnecessary force or pressure on the joint until it has healed. Help them rebuild strength by reminding them to do any exercises prescribed by their doctor. Keep in mind... Full Answer
- Q What increases my risk for dislocations?
Your risk for dislocations is increased if you play sports. Falling and being involved in a car accident also puts you at risk for dislocations. Young children whose bones are still growing are least likely to suffer from dislocations. They are more... Full Answer