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Can I still work out after having several shoulder dislocations?

Can I still work out after having several shoulder dislocations?

Yes-protect shoulder: Working out can be safe with a history of shoulder instability with certain precautions. Your treating physician can best manage your activities based upon the stability of your injured shoulder. Physical therapy to strengthen the muscles around your shoulder an scapula are important to maximize your potential for recovery both preoperatively and postoperatively if surgery is necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dislocation (Definition)

Dislocation is a condition in which a bone has come out of place from a joint, usually due to a sports injury, a fall, a bike/car accident, or a birth defect. The dislocated joint can have its out-of-place bone put back into proper position, but further treatment may be needed ...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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I need an advice i had a shoulder dislocation about 4 months ago and i did all my therapy then i was released to go back to work with no restrictions so i start working as before with no pain and lifting heavy stuffs up to 123 pounds.......Well sometimes

I need an advice i had a shoulder dislocation about 4 months ago and i did all my therapy then i was released to go back to work with no restrictions so i start working as before with no pain and lifting heavy stuffs up to 123 pounds.......Well sometimes

Beware : First dislocation? If this is first dislocation at your age might be ok after rehab. Avoid rotating arm backwards. If goes out again likely needs MRI and possible surgery. It is more important the position or movements you make that determine the stability of the shoulder. ...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?

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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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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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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How can I stop frequent shoulder dislocations?

PT or surgery: Initial shoulder dislocations in people over 30 years often respond well to conservative care such as therapy. Frequent shoulder dislocations are less likely to do well with pt because there is generally a structural reason for the instability. This can be a tear of the labram or bony defects in the glenoid or humeral head. A shoulder specialist can determine the cause of your dislocations. ...Read more

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How can you stop frequent shoulder dislocations?

How can you stop frequent shoulder dislocations?

Surgery.: Most times if you're disl;ocating more than 3 times, you may require surgical stabilization. See a sports medicine shoulder surgeon. ...Read more

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Why might I frequently have shoulder dislocations?

Why might I frequently have shoulder dislocations?

Laxity: Ligaments hold bones together. Some people have ligaments that are looser than other people, allowing for more movement in joints. This is when people are described as "loose-jointed" or "double-jointed". Other times, an injury may have damaged the shoulder joint, and the structures that hold it in place may need to be repaired. Best to have it checked out. ...Read more

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