A 27-year-old member asked:
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how can i build my shoulder strength after recovering from shoulder dislocation?

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Dr. Robert Levine
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Physical Therapy: In general i recommend physical therapy. The program includes precautions to the therapist because of prior dislocation. The program also include cuff stabilization and strengthening. Assuming it was an anterior dislocation, i would have the therapist emphasize some subscapularis strengthening. The therapist would then progress you to a more vigorous program as you recover.
Answered on Apr 25, 2015
Dr. Jake Heiney
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
PT: A doctor directed physical therapy program would be best at this.
Answered on Mar 13, 2017
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Physical therapy.: You should be evaluated by a Physical Therapist or an Athletic Trainer, for the best strengthening exercises for you, to minimize the chance of recurrent dislocations.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019

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