Maya25! I dislocated my finger 1 month ago and have exactly the same experience! the NHS dont take the hand therapy for dislocations very seriously at all - I have been waiting for an appointment for 3 weeks!
Also dont have full flexibility. I dislocated the distal phalanx of my index finger. which bone did u dislocate?
Anyway - What the latest with Dr. advice that you've had? Im sure there are exercises that should be done. Im going to give up on NHS and pay for a private hand specialist next week. Worth it I think. Will let you know what he says if you're interested?
Originally Posted by Maya25
I dislocated my ring finger on my L hand 2 weeks ago. I went to the hospital and it was reduced and buddy taped. I was told to take the tape of to shower etc. and then after 2 weeks remove it totally.
My finger is slightly painful but I cannot bend it more than halfway. It's not specially sore to bend-it just won't go any furthur. Even when it was buddy taped it wouldn't bend any more than that. The knuckle is still very swollen-I did expect that but I thought I would be able to bend it more. It also doesn't straighten totally.
Has anyone else dislocated a finger? How long should it take to heal?
I know 2 weeks is not long but I want to make sure it's healing the way it should