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What are good physical therapy exercises after a shoulder dislocation?

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

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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What physical therapy exercises should I do after a shoulder dislocation?

Rotator cuff/scapula: Rotaor cuff strengthening and scapular stabilizing exercises are considered important aspects of any graduated shoulder rehabilitation program. Your physical therapist and treating physician will likely have a standardized protocol that they would like for you to follow. ...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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What exercises are good for stability after shoulder dislocation?

What exercises are good for stability after shoulder dislocation?

Theraband: Theraband exercises which are progressively stronger large rubber bands are an excellent exercise to improve stability and strength about the shoulder after a dislocation. ...Read more

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It's 10 months since my first anterior shoulder dislocation, are there any exercises I should stay away from at the gym (weightlifting)?

It's 10 months since my first anterior shoulder dislocation, are there any exercises I should stay away from at the gym (weightlifting)?

See details: It is impossible to say with the minimal information you supplied. What was the cause of the dislocation? What damage was done to the shoulder as the result? Are you still having any pain? The basic answer is to start slowly and stop if any shoulder symptoms occur. ...Read more

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What will my life be like after a shoulder dislocation?

Age/activity dictate: The risk of sustaining a recurrent shoulder dislocation is higher in the adolescent than the young adult. Recurrence risk continues to decrease with increasing age. Contact sports and overall shoulder muscle weakness and poor rotator cuff musculature rehabilitation are also poor prognostic indicators. ...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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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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How can I safely develop my chest more after a shoulder dislocation? (labrum tear, not surgically repaired, 6 months ago)

Gentle presses: Machine or light dumbbell chest presses, with light weight and high reps. Avoid allowing the elbows to cross behind the chest, as this puts more stress on the shoulder joint and rotator cuff. Short arc flyes with the same precautions in mind are also acceptable. ...Read more

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How effective is physical theropy after a shoulder dislocation. I have a lebral tear and I want to play overhead sports later?

How effective is physical theropy after a shoulder dislocation. I have a lebral tear and I want to play overhead sports later?

Depends: Recurrent dislocation rate with bankart tear is high (85% in military cadets). Surgery is increasingly recommended to repair even after only 1 dislocation. Pt doesn't put the labrum back in the right spot and get it to heal there. It either heals to the right spot or it doesn't. If not, recurrent dislocation. ...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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Is it safe to play soccer goalkeeper after a shoulder dislocation?

Is it safe to play soccer goalkeeper after a shoulder dislocation?

Shoulder dislocation: If your shoulder has fully healed and you have rehab it then it is safe to play. There is always a risk of redislocation with sport activity but an orthopedic evaluation can help you with your decision ...Read more

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What to do if I have shoulder dislocation?

Reduce the joint: Initial treatment is to reduce the dislocation, after which most are placed in a sling. It is important to determine how much structural damage has been done so an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon is recommended.....this does not mean surgery is required but there are some associated injuries and factors that may influence your treatment choices and your decision as to what is best for you. ...Read more

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How is a shoulder dislocation typically reduced?

Depends...: The way that shoulders are reduced is dependent on the direction it has dislocated. Many shoulder dislocations will reduce spontaneously as your are moving around on your way to the emergency room. If the shoulder is still dislocated in the emergency room, the reduction maneuver chosen by the doctor will be based on the xray findings. ...Read more

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How do I stop my shoulder dislocation from happening?

How do I stop my shoulder dislocation from happening?

See othopedist: Recurrent shoulder dislocation can be treated keep elbow on side and hand on stomach sling helps. ...Read more

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Could doing pull-ups cause another shoulder dislocation?

Could doing pull-ups cause another shoulder dislocation?

Shoulder dislocation: Yes pullups put stress on the shoulder joint and you could get another dislocation. ...Read more

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What should I do? I have pain after shoulder dislocation?

What should I do? I have pain after shoulder dislocation?

Assuming: You have already seen a physician to make sure there is no other lasting issues or damage, ice is normally recommended for post-dislocation pain, 20 min on/off. Do not immobilize for too long to avoid adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder). Imaging if deemed necessary by examining physician. Nsaids are mildly controversial with different docs after dislocation. ...Read more

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What's the best way to recover from a shoulder dislocation?

What's the best way to recover from a shoulder dislocation?

A sling.: A sling may be used for a few days, for comfort. You will most likely require physical therapy, but, in some cases, at the age of 44, surgical stabilization may be required. See an orthopedic shoulder specialist, for the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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Could you have a sudden shoulder dislocation that immediately pops back in?

Could you have a sudden shoulder dislocation that immediately pops back in?

Dislocation: Yes this condition can happen. The term for this is a subluxation. If it continues you need an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is the pain after shoulder dislocation is put back?

How harmful for your health is the pain after shoulder dislocation is put back?

Pain varies: Shoulder pain after a glenohumeral reduction (put back in) is typically less than while it is out of place. For first time dislocations the pain level tends to be higher, but individual tolerance must also be considered. After any dislocation/ reduction you should have an x-ray regardless of pain level to rule out any damage to the bony structures that may have occured during the trauma. ...Read more

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How can I build my shoulder strength after recovering from shoulder dislocation?

How can I build my shoulder strength after recovering from shoulder dislocation?

Physical therapy.: You should be evaluated by a Physical Therapist or an Athletic Trainer, for the best strengthening exercises for you, to minimize the chance of recurrent dislocations. ...Read more

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Usually how bad is the pain after your shoulder dislocation gets put back into place?

Usually how bad is the pain after your shoulder dislocation gets put back into place?

Pain varies: Shoulder pain after a glenohumeral reduction (put back in) is typically less than while it is out of place. For first time dislocations the pain level tends to be higher, but individual tolerance must also be considered. After any dislocation/ reduction you should have an x-ray regardless of pain level to rule out any damage to the bony structures that may have occured during the trauma. ...Read more

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I have reoccurring shoulder dislocation, is it just getting weaker every time this happens?

Surgery.: For recurrent dislocations, surgery may be indicated. Please see an orthopedic shoulder specialist, who can go into more detail with you. ...Read more

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Usually, how bad and how long is the pain after shoulder dislocation is put back into place?

Almost instance: Almost instance relief after the reduction, then you have pain if you fracture with it for a week or ten days. ...Read more

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How should you sleep after shoulder dislocation reduction?

How should you sleep after shoulder dislocation reduction?

With a sling: Ina recliner helpfulso you don't roll on sore shoulder. ...Read more

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How to identify shoulder dislocation? What type of pain is this (e.G. Pulling)? Hurts in case of dislocated shoulder wrist too? Thanks for your answer.

How to identify shoulder dislocation? What type of pain is this (e.G. Pulling)? Hurts in case of dislocated shoulder wrist too? Thanks for your answer.

Very painful: Shoulder dislocation is very painful condition when happen cause pain and restriction of the range of motion of the shoulder, sometime get complicated by stretching the nerves under the arm and cause all kind numbness and weakness in the arm and the wrist area. ...Read more

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What types of surgery for shoulder dislocation?

What types of surgery for shoulder dislocation?

Stabilization.: Shoulder stabilization is the name of the procedure. It is usually done on an outpatient basis. Usually takes about 2 hours. There are other forms of stabilization, depending on your specific findings. ...Read more

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After shoulder dislocation, patient can go to gym?

After shoulder dislocation, patient can go to gym?

Shoulder dislocation: There are basically two components of what stabilizes a joint: static ; dynamic. Static issues that you can't really strengthen include ligaments/cartilage/labrum/etc and negative (suction) pressure between the joint. Dynamic stabilizers (which you can strengthen) are the muscles around the joint. Proper muscle strengthening surrounding the joint can definitely aid in joint stability. See a pt. ...Read more

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How can I sleep after shoulder dislocation reduction?

How can I sleep after shoulder dislocation reduction?

Carefully: Wear the sling as instructed. Use pain medicine as necessary. Try sleeping in a semi-recumbent position, like a lazy boy position. Either sleep in a recliner or use pillows to turn your bed into a recliner. ...Read more

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Getting a feeling of shoulder dislocation. What is a quick way for recovering from shoulder pain?

Getting a feeling of shoulder dislocation. What is a quick way for recovering from shoulder pain?

Probably not: Dislocated. Some people have instability of the shoulder. This can be related to laxity. I usually suggest rotator cuff strengthening and peri scapular strengthening. ...Read more

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If I did a surgery would it be effective to stop a re occurrence of the shoulder dislocation to happen?

If I did a surgery would it be effective to stop a re occurrence of the shoulder dislocation to happen?

Yes: Bankart procedure high success rate low conplication rate stay away from bone blocking procedures rhe bankart repair has a good track record no garuntees though with surgery but generally effective even in athletes and soldiers ...Read more

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My friend had a major shoulder dislocation. Since than he had many others. Now he can't do specific moves without causing it. Does he need surgery?

Probably: Traumatic dislocations cause rutpure of the structures holding the sholder joint in place. It tears the capsule and ligaments as well as detaches the labrum the make the shoulder joint stable. Physical therapy can strengthen the muscles that prevent dislocation but if there are more than 2 dislocation with increasing frequency during normal activity surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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Shoulder dislocation What initial steps should be taken immediately until the ambulance comes. Should I use PRICE? What are the acute stages to take?

Shoulder dislocation What initial steps should be taken immediately until the ambulance comes. Should I use PRICE? What are the acute stages to take?

Immobilize shoulder: Parts of PRICE are applicable, in addition to immobilization by using a small pillow and a sling to wrap the affected shoulder in a comfortable position until you are seen by the doctor. ...Read more

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Shoulder dislocation physical therapy any tips?

Strengthening: You should really focus on strengthening your rotator cuff muscles. Make sure you do this with a physical therapist to make sure your are doing it correctly and not increasing your risk of a repeat shoulder dislocation. ...Read more

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