Basketball dislocations occur when a joint in the body becomes displaced or dislocated. The most common joints that are dislocated in basketball are the fingers, shoulders, and ankles.
Dislocations occur when the bones that form a joint are forced out of their normal position. This can happen when a player falls or collides with another player or object, or when they make sudden, twisting movements.
Symptoms of a dislocated joint may include severe pain, swelling, stiffness, and difficulty moving the affected joint. If you suspect that you or someone else has suffered a dislocation while playing basketball, it’s important to seek medical attention right away.
A healthcare professional will be able to properly diagnose the injury and recommend the appropriate treatment, which may include immobilization, physical therapy, or surgery. In some cases, a dislocated joint may need to be put back into place by a medical professional.