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How long can shoulder injury last?

How long can shoulder injury last?

shoulder injury: Depends on the injury. If only strained, options include rest, ice, nsaids, and eventual rehab exercises best guided by a therapist. Sometimes a cortisone injection can be helpful if inflammation is present. This can take several months to improve with conservative treatment. If rotator cuff or labrum is torn, surgery is often needed to repair the tear. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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How shall I treat my shoulder injury?

How shall I treat my shoulder injury?

It depends: If there is no break/dislocation,the most important thing about treating shoulder injuries is to keep them moving(so they don't 'freeze').Dangling the arm down and making circles(small then larger)may help.Ice is very helpful in the first few days, then heat will help.NSAIDS,if you can take them,may help as well. It is important to see your doctor for significant injuries or if it isn't improving. ...Read more

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What type of shoulder injury is worst?

What type of shoulder injury is worst?

Bad shoulder disloca: A shoulder dislocation that is bad enough to cause a brachial plexus stretch injury can leave the are paralyzed usually this resolves with time but it can be incomplete. ...Read more

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What can you do to take care of a shoulder injury?

What can you do to take care of a shoulder injury?

Orthopaedic exam: Your primary care physician or an orthopaedic surgeon who manages shoulder injuries can efficiently diagnose and treat your shoulder injury by taking a careful history, thorough examination, and often x-rays and an mri. ...Read more

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What are the steps for addressing a shoulder injury?

What are the steps for addressing a shoulder injury?

Be evaluated: Probably the first would be to be thoroughly evaluated. A detailed exam and appropriate studies will diagnose the nature of your injury and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a shoulder injury to heal?

How long will it take for a shoulder injury to heal?

1-2 weeks: In general, strains are largely better in 1-2 weeks. If your shoulder pain is not significantly improved in 1-2 weeks, you should have it evaluated by an orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how should I treat my shoulder injury?

I'm wondering how should I treat my shoulder injury?

Ice, physical exam: Typically to start, rest/activity modifications, ice. If it does not improve, see a sports medicine dr to examine the shoulder to see what was injured (e.g. The rotator cuff/tendons, labrum, joint, ligaments). They may prescribe medications, physical therapy, imaging studies. ...Read more

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What can I do if my shoulder injury is not getting better?

What can I do if my shoulder injury is not getting better?

Ice.: If you've tried icing the shoulder and taking anti-inflammatory medications, and you're not getting better, then you should see an orthopedic shoulder specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to recover from a shoulder injury?

How much time does it take to recover from a shoulder injury?

It depends: Recovery depends on the injury and whether surgery is needed. If no immediate surgery is needed than recovery should take 3-4 months. If you are not better by then you need to be reevaluated. ...Read more

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What all is needed to make a proper shoulder injury diagnoses?

What all is needed to make  a proper shoulder injury diagnoses?

Shoulder injury: Physical exam, including range of movement, xraysvand MRI if indicated. ...Read more

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