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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)

Basically a joint dislocation is when the joint whatever it is either a knee, ac joint ankle etc doesn't line up and shifts out of place and there is a deformity of that joint. Often times dislocations need to be reduced or put back into alignment by special techniques. ...Read more


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I had shoulder surgery a couple days ago, when will i be ready to work out again?

I had shoulder surgery a couple days ago, when will i be ready to work out again?

Cannot say: This is not a question that can be easily answered. The specifics of a patient's aftercare is dictated by the specifics of your case. The person who is most familiar with your case is your orthopedic surgeon. Therefore, your orthopedic surgeon's answer to this question is the most valid. ...Read more

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My arms have stopped hurting after my rotator cuff injury. Can i work out again now?

My arms have stopped hurting after my rotator cuff injury. Can i work out again now?

Let me explain: Pain is gone what about the range of motion of the arm? Is it okay? If that correct fine you could start. ...Read more

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I have a torn lebrium in my hip. 7 weeks out for orthroscopic surgery. Lots of pain. I have a very physical job. Can i continue to work.

I have a torn lebrium in my hip. 7 weeks out for orthroscopic surgery. Lots of pain. I have a very physical job. Can i  continue to work.

Labral tear: Labral tears of the hip are usually a result of impingement from the acetabulum (socket) or the femoral head (ball). The underlying cause needs to be addressed to protect the labrum. Also, there may be some underlying arthritis. You need to speak with your surgeon regarding his/her finding during the hip arthroscopy to determine why your still hurting and if you should be working or not. ...Read more

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When before i can return to work after dislocating my shoulder?

When before i can return to work after dislocating my shoulder?

Evaluation First: First you should see an orthopedic surgeon to advise you on whether you need any treatment before going back to work. If you feel great, you can use your judgment and decide you do not need to be seen; however, if you have a job that requires any sort of manual labor it doesn't hurt to get checked out to make sure you are not at an unreasonably high risk of having another dislocation. ...Read more

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I've had shoulder pain for 1.5 weeks after working out. Should I be concerned?

I've had shoulder pain for 1.5 weeks after working out. Should I be concerned?

No: In the absence of some sort of significant traumatic event (losing control of a heavy weight for example with serious torque place on shoulder) the likelihood of a significant injury at age 33 is pretty low. Would expect even a mild strain injury to still be causing symptoms only 1.5 wks later. Think safe to observe for now, if no signs of improvement with cont symptoms at 6 wks seek eval. ...Read more

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I am fairly certain I have a torn rotator cuff, for about 18 months now, i was wondering if the pain and soreness will go away after surgery?

I am fairly certain I have a torn rotator cuff, for about 18 months now, i was wondering if the pain and soreness will go away after surgery?

Should: You should be evaluated by an orthopaedic to be diagnosed. If you have. Rotator cuff tear that is painful, surgery to repair the tear is the most reliable way to achieve long-term pain relief. ...Read more

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How much time will i be out of work after having rotator cuff surgery?

How much time will i be out of work after having rotator cuff surgery?

Time off varies: Surgery is typically outpatient takes 45 minutes to 1.5 hours. Recovery is 3-4 months. If you have a relatively sedentary job you can be back to work in a matter of days or weeks in a sling. IF you have a labor intensive job it will be difficult to work unless you can find light duty. You can typically drive once you are off pain meds and out of the sling which varies from 3-4 weeks. ...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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Had ACL surgery and am 7 weeks out and have a warm knee and was trying to find out if that's bad?

Had ACL surgery and am 7 weeks out and have a warm knee and was trying to find out if that's  bad?

ACL Surgery: Having a warm knee definitely warrants evaluation. It is more a cause of concern if along with the warmth you also noticed increased pain, swelling, fever, and restriction in motion. These are signs and symptoms that could indicate an infection of the joint. I recommend having your knee evaluated by the orthopedic surgeon who did your acl surgery just to make sure everything is okay. ...Read more

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What to do if your shoulder pops then feels out of place and hurts for 2 days? I have had labarum repair and decom. And rotator cuff debrid.

What to do if your shoulder pops then feels out of place and hurts for 2 days? I have had labarum repair and decom. And rotator cuff debrid.

See your ortho: There is a chance that you may have reinjured the labrum. I would see your surgeon or another shoulder surgeon! thank you. ...Read more

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When can I go back to work after having surgery for a ruptured appendix?

When can I go back to work after having surgery for a ruptured appendix?

It depends: Every patient and every operation is a little bit different. Also every patient's job is different. I generally tell my patients that they can go back to work whenever they feel like it as long as there is no heavy lifting (more than 20 lbs) for 6 wks, mainly to reduce the risk of getting an incisional hernia. Also avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if you are still taking pain meds. ...Read more

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After doing pt for bad flare up of torn meniscus twisted it during a workout been painful since. Wait how long before considering other treatments?

After doing pt for bad flare up of torn meniscus twisted it during a workout been painful since. Wait how long before considering other treatments?

Knee surgery: assuming you have an MRI documented meniscal tear, and you have tried PT without improvement I think you should have a frank discussion with your surgeon about the risks and benefits of meniscal surgery; whether it needs to be resected partially (partial meniscectomy) or repaired. ...Read more

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How i can safely develop my chest more after a shoulder dislocation? (slap tear, 6 months ago)

How i can safely develop my chest more after a shoulder dislocation? (slap tear, 6 months ago)

Be careful with : Press exercises. The best treatment would be to focus on higher repetition and lower weight exercises. Also have a spotter in the event you struggle. I would really try to avoid struggling and maxing out. ...Read more

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I have dislocated my shoulder a good few times and i want to start doing weights in the gym but my shoulder pops quite how can I strengthen it?

I have dislocated my shoulder a good few times and i want to start doing weights in the gym but my shoulder pops quite how can I strengthen it?

Physical therapy: It's best that someone show you the best exercises to do and monitor your progress so yo don't re-injure yourself.. A physical therapist or physiatrist can help with this. Ask your doctor to recommend someone locally. ...Read more

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So I just had a basic knee surgery. they removed scar tissue that had been causing my knee pain/dislocations. How long before I can return to work?

So I just had a basic knee surgery. they removed scar tissue that had been causing my knee pain/dislocations. How long before I can return to work?

Ask your surgeon : Describe your occupation and job duties to your surgeon and he/she can guide you with regards to return to work. Light duty with restrictions are sometimes provided to protect you as you return to work. ...Read more