FIRST AID FOR DISLOCATIONS
A dislocation is when two connected bones slip out of their position in a joint. The cause of dislocation is usually from falls or collision on hard surface, auto accident, or a collision during high-speed sports. These injuries require emergency medical care to avoid further damage.
What to Do as First Aid For Dislocations
- Don’t touch the dislocated join. Any attempt to move dislocated bones may damage blood vessels, muscles, ligaments, and/or nerves.
- Put an ice pack covered in a cloth on the area around the joint. Ice can ease swelling and pain in and around the joint.
- Use ibuprofen or acetaminophen to ease the pain.
- Do not attempt to force a dislocation back into place – this could cause further injuries.
Signs and Symptoms of Bone Dislocations
In a collision or an accident, these signs can help you know if a join is dislocated:
- Bones are out of place
- Painful joints
- Difficult to move
- Bruised or red
- Difficult or impossible to move normally
- Loss of power
- Deformity or abnormal mobility
Prevention of Bone Dislocations
To prevent dislocation in children,
- Make sure kids wear safety gear during sports activities.
- Supervise children when they’re playing — a hard fall can happen anywhere, anytime.
- Avoid pulling hard on a young child’s arm or shoulder, which can cause injury or dislocation.
We can help with this condition at Effective Physiotherapy and Fitness Clinic. Book an appointment when you have any form of dislocation. Call +234 811 885 6060 or +234 909 860 4470
Visit us at No 2 D, Ajumgobia Close, opposite con oil, Kado Estate, Abuja, FCT.