hey everybody, what’s up.
on superbowl sunday, i was playing some two-hand touch, and fuckered my finger rather early on. not a bad fuckering, by any means. it did what my fingers always do when presented with a ball- break.
my fingers tend to break in identical ways. my ligaments are strong, and my phalanges are also quite strong. so when stressed, they do what i do- they snap.
the ligament pulls off of the knuckle, and i am left with a minor break about which really nothing can be done (even splinting’s not worth it).
anyway, every time i have broken bones in this way (at least five times, according to my gnarled finger count) someone (usually my mother) tells me that the finger is simply ‘jammed’.
sure, okay. i can deal with ‘jammed’. except that unjamming involves grabbing the finger, and yanking it as hard a possible. remember, this a finger which is (according to later radiologic examinations) broken.
anyway, what is the logic behind a jammed finger? is it dislocated? if not, what? and what purpose does popping the joint do?
thanks in advance,