A finger dislocation occurs when any of the joints involving the finger bones become dislocated from each other. Finger dislocations occur at the joints within the finger: metacarpal phalangeal (MCP), proximal interphalangeal (PIP), and distal interphalangeal (DIP).
Finger dislocations are typically very painful. Signs and symptoms in addition to finger pain can include a
- crooked or deformed finger that is bent upward or at strange angles,
- inability to bend or straighten the finger,
- swelling, and
Numbness and tingling can be present if there is associated damage to the nerves in the finger.
Causes of a Finger Dislocation
Finger dislocations are typically caused by trauma, such as injuries during sports, falls, or accidents.
Other finger dislocation symptoms and signs
- Crooked or Deformed Finger That Is Bent Upward or at Strange Angles
- Finger Pain
- Inability to Bend or Straighten the Finger
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