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Medicine for dislocated shoulder

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Luks
Dr. Howard Luksanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Depends....: The treatment of shoulder dislocations is based on whether or not it is recurrent (more than one dislocation) and why it dislocated. Some shoulders d... Read More
Dr. Audie Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Fix?: Initial or multiple dislocations? Traumatic or atraumatic? Fx present or not? Usually you can do pt if dislocation happened at an older age. If younge... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mena Mesiha
Orthopedic Surgery 15 years experience
Extreme Pain: A dislocated shoulder is very very painful and very limited in range of motion, as a rule. When examining patients in the emergency room one rule of t... Read More
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Painful: Typically patients are in excruciating pain.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Rest, therapy: Rest and physical therapy are the keys to recovering from a shoulder dislocation. Sometimes, even after rest and pt, the shoulder can still feel unsta... Read More
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
See orthopedist: Initially rest it and avoid painful maneuvers especially the throwing position. You may use a sling for a few weeks if desired. Gradually, your activi... Read More
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
First: It needs to be put back in place then it needs to be rested or immobilized and then it needs to be strengthened with therapy.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Very painful: A dislocated shoulder is unable to move normally. If you can do normal range of motion, then it may not be dislocated, just painful for any number of ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Best not to: It is always best to seek medical attention after a shoulder dislocation. However this is not always possible and one may have to relocate their own s... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Physical therapy: I assume your shoulder "was popped back" in place. At this time, you need to focus on getting your muscles to go back to normal routine. Physical ther... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
Exam, xray, mri: One can tell if a joint such as an AC joint is separated of dislocated by a combination of exam, xray and mri A separated joint may be grade 1-3 and t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Luanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
See your surgeon: A dislocated shoulder tends to continue to dislocate, each time causing damage that makes the problem worse each time. Surgery is not always needed, b... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Hand Surgery 46 years experience
Pain: Pain, loss of motion and a bulge in front of the shoulder.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 23 years experience
It depends...: A shoulder dislocation can result in only a stretching of the ligaments, or in more severe cases, a fracture, tear of the rotator cuff or labrum. Thus... Read More

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