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Could a chiropractor tell if you have a dislocated shoulder by look or by touch?

Could a chiropractor tell if you have a dislocated shoulder by look or by touch?

Not likely: If you fear that your shoulder is out of position, quickly see an orthopedic specialist who can very efficiently put the joint back in position. A chiropractor has nothing to offer your for this. ...Read more

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Dr. Ayo Adu
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Chiropractors (Definition)

Chiropractors are licensed professionals who practice a form of alternative medicine in treating patients with health problems relating to the body's muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems. They usually focus on manipulating and adjusting the spine ...Read more


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How painful can a dislocated shoulder be?

How painful can a dislocated shoulder be?

Very painful: A dislocated shoulder is unable to move normally. If you can do normal range of motion, then it may not be dislocated, just painful for any number of reasons. Dislocation requires medical attention to fix. ...Read more

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How could I heal a dislocated shoulder fast?

How could I heal a dislocated shoulder fast?

Ice.: Ice the shoulder 3-5 times per day, for 20 minutes at a time. Also, take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. You may use a sling for a few days for comfort, but no longer than that. ...Read more

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What should I do about a dislocated shoulder?

What should I do about a dislocated shoulder?

See your surgeon: A dislocated shoulder tends to continue to dislocate, each time causing damage that makes the problem worse each time. Surgery is not always needed, but the evaluation is import to address your individual situation. Please see your friendly neighborhood sports medicine orthopedic surgeon for assistance! ...Read more

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What should you do with a dislocated shoulder?

What should you do with a dislocated shoulder?

See orthopedist: After its put back in, rest it and avoid painful maneuvers especially the throwing position. You may use a sling for a few weeks if desired. Gradually, your activity level can be increased with a supervised rehab. Program. Discuss definitive treatment with a sports orthopedist to determine your options. Surgical and non-surgical treatment options are supported for a first time dislocator. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a dislocated shoulder?

How do you know if you have a dislocated shoulder?

Severe pain: A shoulder dislocation is extremely painful and results in inability to move the shoulder joint at all. You might note a cavity/ groove over shoulder region where the dislocation has occurred. It can still be difficult to differentiate a dislocation from a fracture therefor an X Ray may be needed to confirm this. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a dislocated shoulder?

Variable.: At 29 anywhere bn 2-3 weeks and 3 months. Try rehab, but if it is unstable consider surgery. ...Read more

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What is dislocated shoulder? Why is it such a big deal?

Instability: Shoulder dislocations are really only a problem when they become recurrent. Many individuals experiencing dislocation for the 1st time can recover fully after this event with restoration of strength and motion. However the younger the individual the more likely this will become a recurrent problem requiring surgical stabilization, especially in the young athlete involved in collision sports. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dislocated shoulder?

What is the definition or description of: dislocated shoulder?

Glenohumeral...: A glenohumeral dislocation occurs when the head of humeus displaces in relationship to the glenoid fossa. Most glenohumeral dislocations occur when the humerus slips forward (anterior) on the fossa. A disocated shoulder must be reduced, & a post-reduction x-ray is necessary to check for any fractures/ ensure proper realignment. Dislocations may also cause soft tissue (rotator cuff/ labrum) damage. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a seperated or dislocated shoulder?

How can you tell if you have a seperated or dislocated shoulder?

Shoulder: The most definitive way to diagnose this is via a set of xray from various angles. Experienced physicians can usually (but not always) diagnose by palpation/exam. ...Read more

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Heat or cold on dislocated shoulder?

Heat or cold on dislocated shoulder?

Cold: Ice is generally used in the "acute" setting after an injury to reduce inflammation by restricting blood flow to the area. The "acute" timeline is not truly defined but acute can be considered upto a week after injury. Afterwards both cold and heat can be used. Rememeber ice it down after irritation from injury or activity. Heat it up to initiate circulation and healing or before exercise/therapy. ...Read more

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How do you learn to relocate a dislocated shoulder?

How do you learn to relocate a dislocated shoulder?

Orthopaedic training: One learns to reduce dislocated shoulders and other joints with hands-on training that is part of many residency training programs within the health field. Many therapists, physician assistants, and aprns are also trained to manage/reduce dislocated shoulders. ...Read more

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What is the best way to rehab a dislocated shoulder?

What is the best way to rehab a dislocated shoulder?

Rest: Resting allows the ligaments to have a chance at healing. In the past, we recommended a lot of physical therapy to improve the dynamic stability of shoulders. However, for patients that dislocate, strengthening does not help in containing the shoulder. Either the body is able to restore function and stability or not. Other options are rarely successful if there is persistent instability. ...Read more

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Would a dislocated shoulder be really bad for a quarterback?

Would a dislocated shoulder be really bad for a quarterback?

Unfortunately yes: Young males who are involved in contact sports have a high rate of redislocation with a non-operative approach. Therefore, most quarterbacks would need surgery on their shoulder. To throw a ball, a significant amount of range of motion of the shoulder is required. Surgery for a dislocated shoulder may result in a mild loss of range of motion which may inhibit the quarterback's ability to throw. ...Read more

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How to sleep with dislocated shoulder ?

How to sleep with dislocated shoulder ?

Back/opposite side: Keep your shoulder immobilizer on and try to sleep on your back or on the opposite side, or partially on your side with some support behind you. Use ice as well. You will likely begin to work on range of motion at the two week point. ...Read more

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What are the typical treatments for a dislocated shoulder?

Depends...: The treatment for shoulder dislocations varies based on the reason why the shoulder is dislocating. Some shoulders dislocate because the ligaments that hold the shoulder together are loose. Traumatic dislocations usually result in a ligament tear. The treatment of the loose shoulder may simply be physical therapy, whereas the person with a tear might require surgery. ...Read more

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What are the effects of a dislocated shoulder and what to do for physiotherapy?

Dislocated shoulder: Effects of a dislocated shoulder are that you have torn the capsular ligaments surrounding the shoulder and these need to heal first once reduced, and followed by an orthopedist. If after healing there is any instability you may need an MRI and possible arthrocopic shoulder surgery. ...Read more

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How do you reset a dislocated shoulder without seeing a doctor?

How do you reset a dislocated shoulder without seeing a doctor?

It's not recommended: While some patients are able to easily put their shoulders back in without much effort, you should not do it yourself if it just doesn't "pop back in". It is a medical procedure with potential complications best performed by someone who has trained to avoid those complications. ...Read more

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Which is more likely to get a dislocated hip or dislocated shoulder?

Which is more likely to get a dislocated hip or dislocated shoulder?

Shoulder: The shoulder has the most mobility of any joint in the body so is also much more likely to become unstable. http://www.theshouldercenter.com/unstable-shoulder.htm. ...Read more

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Could you have a dislocated shoulder and full range of motion at the same time?

Could you have a dislocated shoulder and full range of motion at the same time?

No: There are two main types of shoulder dislocations: anterior and posterior. Either type of dislocation is very painful and always associated with a limitation in arm movement. I have never seen a shoulder dislocation where there was still full range of arm motion. ...Read more

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Tactile (Definition)

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dislocated Shoulder (Definition)

Occurs when the head of humeus displaces in relationship to the glenoid fossa. May also cause soft tissue ...Read more