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what's the best way to recover from a shoulder dislocation?

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Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Rehabilitation: At 41, with proper exercise and rehabilitation, the risk of another dislocation is very low. At 21, the risk of recurrent dislocation, is very high, even with proper therapy. A proper course of therapy and daily strengthening exercises will help the most. Surgery is used for those who do not or will not achieve appropriate stability with therapy alone.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
A sling.: A sling may be used for a few days, for comfort. You will most likely require physical therapy, but , in some cases, at the age of 44, surgical stabilization may be required. See an orthopedic shoulder specialist, for the best course of treatment.

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What is the best excerise after 3rd shoulder dislocation?

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Dr. Kyle Stier
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 19 years experience
Consider surgery: Generally the first dislocation, unless there is structural damage, is treated with physical therapy to try and strengthen the muscles of the rotator cuff and provide some support to the main shoulder joint. After the second you need to have a capsular tightening procedure to surgically provide the stability that the joint capsule is no longer providing.

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