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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. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dislocated Shoulder (Definition)

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 ...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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Please tell me how long it takes for to heal my dislocated shoulder?

6 - 8 weeks: For a first time dislocator without other issues (i.e. No fractures, nerve damage, or recurrent shoulder subluxations on x-rays) you are typically in a sling for the first week or so. Then you should start range of motion and strengthening with a therapist. Most people do well and can get back to activities. But, if you still have feelings the shoulder is slipping you may need further testing. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me how long it would take to heal a dislocated shoulder?

Can anyone tell me how long it would take to heal a dislocated shoulder?

Dislocated shoulder: After a shoulder dislocation the ligaments take an average of 6 weeks to heal. Then there is rehab to strengthen the shoulder which can take another 4-6 weeks. If there is continued episodes of dislocation then surgery may be indicated. ...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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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 does it feel like to have a dislocated shoulder? How can I verify this is what I've got?

What does it feel like to have a dislocated shoulder? How can I verify this is what I've got?

Shoulder Dislocation: A shoulder dislocation is very painful and can be diagnosed by exam and X-rays. If you are concerned about this then make an appointment quickly to see an Orthopaedic surgeon or go to the ER if this just occurred to be evaluated and treated if necessary. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more

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Do I have a dislocated shoulder if I can't throw without a weird loose sensation?

Do I have a dislocated shoulder if I can't throw without a weird loose sensation?

Not necessarily.: You may have other damage i the shoulder, for example a labral tear. Or it could be something much less complex, like a tendinitis. See an orthopedic shoulder specialist for an accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Could a helmet reduce the risk of suffering from a dislocated shoulder?

Could a helmet reduce the risk of suffering from a dislocated shoulder?

No.: Wearing a helmet will not reduce the risk of a dislocated shoulder. If you have had a shoulder dislocation, you are at higher risk to have another. A brace that limits your shoulder motion can be worn to reduce the risk, but it ... well ... limits your motion and can be annoying to wear. Surgery is another option to reduce your risk. An ortho surgeon who does shoulders can tell you more. ...Read more

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What could you do to maintain your muscle mass while you're resting your dislocated shoulder?

What could you do to maintain your muscle mass while you're resting your dislocated shoulder?

Isometric exercises: If allowed by your dr. Isometric exercises can safely be done to maintain the strength of the shoulder while resting after a shoulder dislocation. If not then therapy after the shoulder as you can help to restore the strength of the shoulder. ...Read more

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Dr. Ayo Adu
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