A 23-year-old member asked:
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how could i heal a dislocated shoulder fast?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
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 therapy, primarily pain control and range of motion exercises should be at the basis of rehabiltation.
Answered on Jul 18, 2019
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Avoid rein jury: Unfortunately, you can't speed up the healing process very much but you can prevent reinjury during the healing phase which could lead to in increased risk of problems in the future. Avoid returned to play for 2-3 months or cocking the shoulder so you let the torn tissues heal as best as possible.
Answered on Jul 18, 2019
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Dr. Charles Toman
17 years experience Sports Medicine
Hard to do: A true dislocation of the shoulder is a major orthopedic injury . The timetable is months and months. Immobilization followed by therapy will help speed recovery but these things typically take time and can't be progressed too quickly.
Answered on Jul 18, 2019
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ice.: Ice the shoulder 3-5 times per day, for 20 minutes at a time. Also, take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. You may use a sling for a few days for comfort, but no longer than that.
Answered on Jan 11, 2017
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Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
25 years experience Sports Medicine
Depending on your age, you may need surgery to stabilize your shoulder to prevent it from happening again and again.
Feb 17, 2015

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
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6 weeks: At age 40 you have a greater than 80% chance of a full recovery in 3 months. You should start moving by 3 weeks and exercising at 6 weeks.
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Depends: It depends on the type and severity as well as your level of activity. Generally, uncomplicated sprains usually take 6-12 weeks to heal.

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