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Thread #70159 Message #1195189
Posted By: The Villan
27-May-04 - 01:04 PM
Thread Name: Guitarist with buggered finger
Subject: RE: Guitarist with buggered finger
I remember about 8 years ago dislocating my shoulder. I stupidly put it back in its socket. I went straight to A&E, who examined it - no breaks, but the thing that I got an absolute bo**icking about, was that I could have damaged a nerve by doing what I did. I didn't get any swelling, but it took almost a year before I could do silly little things like skimming a stone across the water. I am OK now.
Personally, I think you should go and see specialist privately for a second opinion. You would get to see somebody within a week I would have thought, if you phone them up and say how much trouble its giving you.
A consultancy should cost you about £100. Once you have a diagnosis, you can then go NHS.
It's very important to get it checked out properly, as it can well lead to things like arthritis, if not dealt with early.