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Could a torn labrum in the shoulder be healed with physical therapy?

Could a torn labrum in the shoulder be healed with physical therapy?

No: Although therapy can not heal a torn labrum, it may restore strength motion and provide enough pain relief that no further treatment may be needed. If it does not help that surgery may be recommended. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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I am 50 and diagnosed w a torn labrum. Will it get better with physical therapy? If not how long would it take me to get back to 100%?

I am 50 and diagnosed w a torn labrum. Will it get better with physical therapy? If not how long would it take me to get back to 100%?

Torn labrum healing: no simple answer. was the neck involved, and is all the shoulder pain from the labral tear or was there an impingement to the rotator cuff? this answer needs an orthopoedist or pmr eval with appropriate x rays and range of motion, hands on testing. 1: how is range of motion, 2:when/where is the pain. have you had a steroid shot or ulta sound? may not heal on its own, needing surgical care. ...Read more

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I have a slap lesion tear in my left shoulder. How long does it take to heal? I am going through physical therapy almost 2 months now and on med's.

I have a slap lesion tear in my left shoulder. How long does it take to heal? I am going through physical therapy almost 2 months now and on med's.

Can take a while: These injuries can certainly take some time to heal and if you are not making any significant progress with nonsurgical treatment (physical therapy, injections), then your orthopedist will likely recommend surgery. ...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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I dislocated my shoulder over a year ago I have had three injections and 49 weeks of physical therapy... I still have pain and weakness help!?

I dislocated my shoulder over a year ago I have had three injections and 49 weeks of physical therapy... I still have pain and weakness help!?

Surgery: At age 23, the most common "lesion" is detachment of the anterior labrum, or a bankart tear. Less commonly, you can tear the ligament from its humeral insertion, called a hagl lesion. Mri arthrogram can help, but it sounds like you are going to require a shoulder arthroscopy. Rotator cuff tear, while possible, is less likely. Good luck! ...Read more

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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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How long after physical therapy is your shoulder supposed to hurt?

Varies: Sometime therapy makes the shoulder feel better. Its not uncommon to be in some pain after therapy. It can help if you ice down after the session. Taking nsaids like Ibuprofen if approved by your doctor can also help minimize the pain after therapy. ...Read more

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What shoulder physical therapy exercise works on a rotator cuff?

What shoulder physical therapy exercise works on a rotator cuff?

Graded program: Pt for rotator cuff problems usually start out with assisted exercises to decrease pain while gradually increasing the exercises to improve painless range of motion. Once painless range of motion has been achieved specific exercises to strengthen the rotatorcuff muscles are started and then finally sports specific exercises depending on what type of sport the person would like to go back to. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Giannini
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