A 24-year-old member asked:
should i go to the gym and workout after my shoulder joint dislocation is healed?
5 doctor answers
Dr. Vlad Gendelman answered
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: After you recover from a dislocation you have to build the strength back up in your shoulder. There is a wide range of exercises you can do.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
Dr. Kevin Stone answered
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Yes with guidance: We would recommend having an evaluation by a physical therapist first before going back to the gym so they can evaluate and make an exercise program specific to your needs. It is important to strengthen the muscle groups that stabilize the shoulder and to know which exercises and which machines can help you accomplish that goal.
Answered on Jul 18, 2016
Dr. Anthony Wei answered
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Absolutely: Working out and conditioning your rotator cuff muscles and upper back muscles are a key to rehabilitation following shoulder dislocation.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015
Dr. Daniel Mass answered
45 years experience Hand Surgery
Maybe : You need to wait until you have full pain free range of motion. Many people in their twenties remain unstable. You can do modified exercises. You need to do things that do not stretch you shoulder out. In bench presses do not drop your elbow your body. Flys don't allow your elbows to go beyond your body.
Answered on Jul 8, 2015
Dr. Jason Torrente answered
21 years experience Family Medicine
Yes but...: You should go through a course of observed physical therapy. This will ensure you are doing appropriate exercises for your shoulder and that you are not doing too much, too fast. Always start low and go slow with rehab and exercise.
Answered on Apr 4, 2014
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