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Are muscle spasms and finger swelling normal after shoulder dislocation?

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Dr. G Jason Hunt answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

It is common after an acute shoulder dislocation to have swelling and muscle spasms. Persistent swelling or muscle spasms need to be evaluated.

Answered Oct 3, 2016

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Dr. John Evans answered

Specializes in Hand Surgery

Generally a shoulder dislocation affects only the shoulder. If you are having other pains down the arm, you may have stretched some nerves during the dislocation. This can cause spasms and swelling.

Answered Jul 19, 2019

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Dr. Joe Wilkinson answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

The entire extremity can swell after a shoulder dislocation and it can also cause some muscle spasm around the same shoulder.

Answered Sep 28, 2016

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