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Are muscle spasms and finger swelling normal after shoulder dislocation?

Are muscle spasms and finger swelling normal after shoulder dislocation?

No: 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. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Muscle Spasm (Definition)

Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...Read more


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Is it normal to have shoulder dislocation followed by finger numbness?

Is it normal to have shoulder dislocation followed by finger numbness?

Can be: You can damage your brachial plexus with certain dislocations. I would recommend seeing a physician to check on both vascular and nerve issues to make sure there is not lasting damage or necessary interventions. Consider seeing a physiatrist for this type of injury as they will be able to do an EMG if necessary. ...Read more

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How can I biuld my shoulder muscle up after recovering from shoulder dislocation?

How can I biuld my shoulder muscle up after recovering from shoulder dislocation?

Rotator cuff exercis: I would work on a program of rotator cuff strengthening exercises.
This should include therabands and light weights 3x week
avoid exercise above and behind your head. ...Read more

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Is electrical muscle stimulation machine for physical therepy for a previous shoulder dislocation helpful?

Is electrical muscle stimulation machine for physical therepy for a previous shoulder dislocation helpful?

Yes.: It can improve muscle and nerve function, and improve circulation to the area. A damaged area of tissue will have altered voltage on the surface of the cells. The status of this voltage can affect healing, especially if it is low. I do not see much downside to using it in conjunction with other therapy. ...Read more

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Sir iam suffering from right hand shoulder dislocation This happened to me 6 times in last 2 year still muscle is weak I cant bear any kind jerks?

Sir iam suffering from right hand shoulder dislocation This happened to me 6 times in last 2 year still muscle is weak I cant bear any kind jerks?

Shoulder dislocation: I can't answer properly because you did not mention whether or not a doctor has examined your shoulder issue.
If yes - what did the doctor do and/or say?
If no - you must see a specialist for your shoulder.

Please let me know how tings go. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what steps should be taken if there is numbness in the fingers following a shoulder dislocation?

Can you tell me what steps should be taken if there is numbness in the fingers following a shoulder dislocation?

See a physician: You can damage your brachial plexus with certain dislocations. I would recommend seeing a physician to check on both vascular and nerve issues to make sure there is not lasting damage or necessary interventions. Consider seeing a physiatrist for this type of injury as they will be able to do an EMG if necessary. ...Read more

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I feel like my shoulders look uneven after my shoulder dislocation. Can I do anything? Is this permanent? Also my scalia muscles feel tense.

I feel like my shoulders look uneven after my shoulder dislocation. Can I do anything? Is this permanent? Also my scalia muscles feel tense.

Dislocation: I will assume that someone corrected (reduced) the dislocation. The most likely reason is simply the way you are holding your shoulder. Less likely would be to relative atrophy. With proper rehabilitation this should resolve. Your muscles are tense also from how you are "holding" your shoulder. I suggest seeing an orthopaedist. Shoulder dislocations in young people have a high rate of recurrenc. ...Read more

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After a shoulder dislocation is it normal for it to make a "pop" noise?

Pop or click?: Painful? Popping is significant. Can signify labral damage. ...Read more

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5 days after a shoulder dislocation and shoulder is still very sore. Confirmed no breaks via x-ray. Is this extended pain in shoulder and surrounding tissues (front and back) normal?

5 days after a shoulder dislocation and shoulder is still very sore. Confirmed no breaks via x-ray. Is this extended pain in shoulder and surrounding tissues (front and back) normal?

Yes: A shoulder dislocation can only occur if there has been fairly extensive soft tissue injury - in other words, the joint can only pop out if there is fairly extensive tearing of the supportive structures. So it's definitely normal to have persistent soreness for a while, until everything heals. The good news is that with time and rehab, you'll likely have excellent if not complete recovery. ...Read more

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Usually how bad is the pain after your shoulder dislocation gets put back into place?

Usually how bad is the pain after your shoulder dislocation gets put back into place?

Pain varies: Shoulder pain after a glenohumeral reduction (put back in) is typically less than while it is out of place. For first time dislocations the pain level tends to be higher, but individual tolerance must also be considered. After any dislocation/ reduction you should have an x-ray regardless of pain level to rule out any damage to the bony structures that may have occured during the trauma. ...Read more

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Getting a feeling of shoulder dislocation. What is a quick way for recovering from shoulder pain?

Probably not: Dislocated. Some people have instability of the shoulder. This can be related to laxity. I usually suggest rotator cuff strengthening and peri scapular strengthening. ...Read more

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Are people with osteoporosis more likely suffer from a hip dislocation than a shoulder dislocation?

Are people with osteoporosis more likely suffer from a hip dislocation than a shoulder dislocation?

Neither: Osteoporosis is not associated with dislocations but is associated with fractures. Hip fractures are more common sue to falls in the elderly with osteoporosis especially those who do not exercise and have poor balance and coordination and are not strong. ...Read more

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Is it safe to play soccer goalkeeper after a shoulder dislocation?

Is it safe to play soccer goalkeeper after a shoulder dislocation?

Shoulder dislocation: If your shoulder has fully healed and you have rehab it then it is safe to play. There is always a risk of redislocation with sport activity but an orthopedic evaluation can help you with your decision ...Read more

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Which is a worse injury a shoulder dislocation or a broken collar bone?

Which is a worse injury a shoulder dislocation or a broken collar bone?

Dislocation: Shoulder dislocation is worse because if it does not heal then it can lead to recurrent dislocation. The collar bone fractures heal in 99% cases & most of the heal with conservative management. ...Read more

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Would I need a medical waiver for getting out of work after a shoulder dislocation?

Would I need a medical waiver for getting out of work after a shoulder dislocation?

Job description: Depending upon one's work requirement (ie overhead activity) one may need to be off work for up to two months. An orthopaedic history and exam would answer that question. ...Read more

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Following shoulder dislocation, what is the most important activity a person should do for therapy?

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Following shoulder dislocation, what is the most important activity a person should do for therapy?

Rest: There is no specific exercise that will prevent a shoulder from dislocating again. It has more to do with the bony and ligamentous structures. However, scapular stabilizer strengthening (upper back) can place your shoulder in a better position overall. ...Read more

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How to identify shoulder dislocation? What type of pain is this (e.G. Pulling)? Hurts in case of dislocated shoulder wrist too? Thanks for your answer.

How to identify shoulder dislocation? What type of pain is this (e.G. Pulling)? Hurts in case of dislocated shoulder wrist too? Thanks for your answer.

Very painful: Shoulder dislocation is very painful condition when happen cause pain and restriction of the range of motion of the shoulder, sometime get complicated by stretching the nerves under the arm and cause all kind numbness and weakness in the arm and the wrist area. ...Read more

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2 times shoulder dislocation in 3 years. Will shoulder surgery prevent it frm dislocating again? I heard 5% chance afta surgery. Otherwise 80%. 23yo.

2 times shoulder dislocation in 3 years. Will shoulder surgery prevent it frm dislocating again? I heard 5% chance afta surgery. Otherwise 80%. 23yo.

Bankart: Surgery, typically a Bankart procedure nowadays often done arthroscopically works very well to prevent recurrent shoulder dislocation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are good physical therapy exercises after a shoulder dislocation?

What are good physical therapy exercises after a shoulder dislocation?

Before beginning. ..: Before beginning rehab for a shoulder dislocation, you should be evaluated (minimum of exam and x-rays by a qualified physician) to rule out injuries, such as a fracture, that require early surgical intervention. If cleared, a rehab program, including scapulothoracic stabilization and balanced rotator cuff strengthening, under the guidance of a pt or atc may be safely instituted and progressed. ...Read more

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What physical therapy exercises should I do after a shoulder dislocation?

Rotator cuff/scapula: Rotaor cuff strengthening and scapular stabilizing exercises are considered important aspects of any graduated shoulder rehabilitation program. Your physical therapist and treating physician will likely have a standardized protocol that they would like for you to follow. ...Read more

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Could anybody suggest any good physical therapy exercises after a shoulder dislocation?

Could anybody suggest any good physical therapy exercises after a shoulder dislocation?

You need therapist: Several exercises can help with this. They need to be directly taught to you. I suggest you see a physcal therapist. ...Read more

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How effective is physical theropy after a shoulder dislocation. I have a lebral tear and I want to play overhead sports later?

How effective is physical theropy after a shoulder dislocation. I have a lebral tear and I want to play overhead sports later?

Depends: Recurrent dislocation rate with bankart tear is high (85% in military cadets). Surgery is increasingly recommended to repair even after only 1 dislocation. Pt doesn't put the labrum back in the right spot and get it to heal there. It either heals to the right spot or it doesn't. If not, recurrent dislocation. ...Read more

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3 days after 5th shoulder dislocation, took off brace to work on computer now have a dull pain under armpit. Can barely move without pain?

3 days after 5th shoulder dislocation, took off brace to work on computer now have a dull pain under armpit. Can barely move without pain?

Put sling on: Sorry to hear about your shoulder problems. You may want to put the sling or immobilizer back on in the short term as it helps to take the weight of your arm off your shoulder girdle and may help the pain and 'dead arm' sensation. See an experienced ORS for exam and treatment options. (P.T.to strengthen muscles or possibly surgery to stabilize)...Best of Luck! ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is the pain after shoulder dislocation is put back?

How harmful for your health is the pain after shoulder dislocation is put back?

Pain varies: Shoulder pain after a glenohumeral reduction (put back in) is typically less than while it is out of place. For first time dislocations the pain level tends to be higher, but individual tolerance must also be considered. After any dislocation/ reduction you should have an x-ray regardless of pain level to rule out any damage to the bony structures that may have occured during the trauma. ...Read more

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How can I build my shoulder strength after recovering from shoulder dislocation?

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. ...Read more

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Usually, how bad and how long is the pain after shoulder dislocation is put back into place?

Almost instance: Almost instance relief after the reduction, then you have pain if you fracture with it for a week or ten days. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more