Hi Hannah, hope you are keeping your spirits up.
My left thumb in particular randomly dislocates many many times a day. Fortunately for me it slips out then back in easily. Other people tend to find it horrifying (sp) but I am pretty much used to it. I am also lucky in that the actual dislocation is not unduly painful I do get much more general joint pain in my hands which is nasty and wrists with the physio at UCH tell me is because my hands/wrists range of motion continually goes beyond that which it should. To sort out my hands/fingers/thumbs would involve something very drastic I think! It does make doing things with my hands very difficult but I guess I am lucky? that it does not get stuck out - I've been told its far too mobile for that! The hand OT that I see wants me to wear a rigid splint permanently but due to thin skin etc this causes bruising and tearing. Conversely, the physio at UCH told me not to wear the rigid splint as despite the fact that it was moulded to measure, my thumb still rolls around within it. She said that keeping them mobile for as long as possible would help with the arthritic side of it!
Mixed messages or what. The splint has been lined with a variety of things but because I am so derned clumsy I tend to bang and bash it more with the rigid splint on. I put in how it is for me to show I suppose that no one bendy bod is the same as another!
I hope that in time Hannah you get back to those normal teenage exploits
Take Care hun, Nonya.