A dislocation is an injury to your joint in which the ends of your bones are forced from their normal positions. Your shoulder and fingers are common locations for a dislocation to occur. Other common places for a dislocation include your elbows, knees and hips.
You may experience tingling or numbness near or below the injury, such as in your foot for a dislocated knee or in your hand for a dislocated elbow. If you have a dislocation, your joint may be:
- Intensely painful
- Swollen or discolored
- Visibly deformed or out of place
If you have a history of dislocations, we can provide you with options to help prevent this from recurring.
One common site for a dislocation is your shoulder, which is a ball-and-socket joint. The ball is your upper arm bone (humerus), and the socket is part of your shoulder blade (scapula). In a shoulder dislocation, these two bones are forced from their normal positions.