Health Tip: Have a Dislocated Joint?
Here are some potential warning signs
(HealthDay News) -- A dislocation occurs when two bones that meet at a joint become separated. The ADAM Encyclopedia says this may damage nearby ligaments, nerves and blood vessels.
ADAM says it may be difficult to distinguish the following symptoms from those of a broken bone, both of which require immediate treatment. It mentions these potential warning signs of a dislocated joint:
- A tingling sensation or numb feeling in or around the joint.
- Severe pain, particularly when trying to move or put weight on the joint.
- Limited range of motion.
- Swelling or bruising.
- Unusual color or shape.
- A joint that obviously looks as if it's distorted or out of place.
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