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what sort of exercises can i do to strengthen loose shoulder from multiple dislocations?

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Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Shoulder Specialist: http://www.theshouldercenter.com/labrum-tear-slap-lesion.htm while strengthening the shoulder with physical therapy can help as long as you are able to keep your muscles tight, it typically does not work long term because when you make a sudden movement or perform a high speed activity you can't completely keep the muscles taut to hold the ball in socket. See a shoulder specialist to discuss.

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When I wake up in the night I have pains between my shoulder blades and inside my chest. Is it something to worry about?

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Dr. Ruth Crystal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Maybe: Your symptoms may be from acid reflux from your stomach to your esophagus when you lay down. Try taking some Tums (calcium carbonate) (antacids). If the pain does not go away, i would call your doctor to make sure that it is not something more serious.
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If I can jiggle my jaw and reduce the dislocation, why should I be concerned?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Bruxism: Long term of effect of this jaw popping will cause sleep and muscle problems. This problem can be annoying and painful, leading to pain in the jaw region, headaches, neck aches and difficulty opening and closing the mouth.
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What exactly is brachial plexus neuropathy?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Pain: It occurs when there is damage to the brachial plexus, an area where a nerve bundle from the spinal cord splits into the individual arm nerves. Damage to the brachial plexus is usually related to direct injury to the nerve, stretching injuries (including birth trauma), pressure from tumors in the area, or damage that results from radiation therapy.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

I dislocated my shoulder. Which exercises can I do to stop the pain?

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Dr. Howard Luks
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Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Depends: The pain from your first dislocation should start to abate fairly rapidly. Usually within a 1-2 weeks people are feeling much better. If this is a chronic condition... Multiple recurrent dislocations, then the joint is "upset" because it remains loose. Most strengthening exercises and stretching exercises can be performed, as long as the shoulder does not feel like it wants to pop out again.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Will I have a full, normal, range of motion after a dislocated shoulder surgery?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Generally yes: Generally it would be expected that you have return of full motion after shoulder dislocation surgery, but specifics will depend on the type of dislocation, chronicity of the dislocation, and type of surgery performed. Consult with your orthopedist for your specific situation.

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