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How can I find out if I tore something during a dislocated shoulder?

How can I find out if I tore something during a dislocated shoulder?

MRI.: An MRI may be indicated. The most common "tear" that can happen after shoulder dislocation is a rotator cuff tear. An MRI would be able to assess that, as well as other soft tissues. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dislocated Shoulder (Definition)

A condition where a bone in the shoulder joint moves significantly away from its normal position, due to injury or ...Read more


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How to tell if i pulled something in my shoulder?

How to tell if i pulled something in my shoulder?

Pain: If you have pain with movement, lifting your shoulders overhead, in front or behind you, you may have pulled or torn something. You may also have a bursitis, or even arthritis. See yourpcp, primary care sports med(pcsm) doctor, or orthopedist if it doesn't get better. ...Read more

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What could I do to find out if its arthritis in my knee or a torn ligament?

What could I do to find out if its arthritis in my knee or a torn ligament?

Get it evaluated: See your doctor or an orthopedist. With an exam and appropriate imaging studies, the cause can be determined. ...Read more

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If I think I have a rotator cuff tear should I keep my arm in a sling until I can go to the doctor?

If I think I have a rotator cuff tear  should I keep my arm in a sling until I can go to the doctor?

Part of the time: If the shoulder is very painful you could use the sling for comfort, but you should remove the sling frequently. It is important to avoid strenuous activity, heavy lifting, pushing or pulling until you are evaluated. However, a condition called adhesive capsulitis, or "frozen shoulder", can develop quickly if the joint is completely immobilized for too long. Do light, assisted movements. ...Read more

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What can I do to tell if I have a foot injury after having a longboarding fall?

What can I do to tell if I have a foot injury after having a longboarding fall?

See below: If you are concerned about a fracture then you will need an x-ray. An injury will be indicated by pain, swelling, bruising, difficulty standing or walking. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a dislocated thumb or just damaged ligaments?

How to tell if I have a dislocated thumb or just damaged ligaments?

Exam by a qualified: Hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon. Xrayay include stress x-rays. Mri is used at times. But a exam tells the most http://www.Handctr.Com/thumb-sprains-126.Html. ...Read more

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I would like help to figure out how long i'll be out of sports. I tore my acl!?

I would like help to figure out how long i'll be out of sports. I tore my acl!?

Typically ~ 9 months: Exact months may vary depending upon your specific injury and any presence of meniscal or cartilage damage being treated. Typically we tell athletes they will miss one season, and this translate to about 9 months until you are allowed unlimited cutting and pivoting activities after acl reconstruction. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a possible elbow dislocation?

How can I tell if I have a possible elbow dislocation?

X-ray: Elbow dislocations are almost exclusively due to trauma. So, if you did not have an injury, it's unlikely that your elbow is dislocated. Elbow dislocations are painful, the joint becomes swollen and range of motion is limited. The best way to know if your elbow is dislocated is to get a x-ray. ...Read more

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How do I rehab my shoulder. After a football injury, it pops out of socket randomly now what do I do at home to help it stop?

How do I  rehab my shoulder. After a football injury, it pops out of socket randomly now what do I do at home to help it stop?

You can't : At age 19 with recurrent disclocations you need to have your shoulder surgically stabilized or you will develope chronic pain and arthritis. See an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder surgery. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a torn vagina muscle?

How to tell if I have a torn vagina muscle?

Go to a doctor: If you are confused about your female anatomy go to a doctor and have an informative conversation. She will exam you and tell what is causing your problem. ...Read more

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What can I do to work out if I have a back injury?

What can I do to work out if I have a back injury?

Aquatic exercises &.: It is really hard to tell what you should or not do since i don't know the type, extent and duration of your injury. It safe to say that any activities making your pain worse should be avoided/minimized. I suggest speaking to doc and/or trainer/therapist to start some exercises and then you can do them at home etc...Often aquatic exercises have less stress on back. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a small fracture in my scapula. Can xrays tell if I have a tear? How long will i be out with a fractured scapula

I have a small fracture in my scapula. Can xrays tell if I have a tear? How long will i be out with a fractured scapula

Fractured scapula: Is an injury indicative of serious force. I hope you don't have any associated injuries to internal organs. X-rays usually are not helpful for muscle or ligament tears. Consult orthopedic surgeon for details. ...Read more

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I recently jammed my finger and I can't pop it back. I have a game tomorrow and need to be able to use it. (It's a really important game) What should?

I recently jammed my finger and I can't pop it back. I have a game tomorrow and need to be able to use it. (It's a really important game) What should?

Joint dislocation: You might have dislocated a small joint in the finger or had a tendon injury, go to the nearby emergency room to have it checked out. Your finger is also really improtant ...Read more

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A month ago i tore a tendon on my forearm. I can't feel 2 of my fingers. What therapy can do so it can heal? And if i'm going to be able to feel again

A month ago i tore a tendon on my forearm. I can't feel 2 of my fingers. What therapy can do so it can heal? And if i'm going to be able to feel again

Poss gradualrecovery: Nerve injury includes total or partial transection of the nerve from stretching, cutting (laceration), compression, shearing, or crushing injuries.If sensory nerve injured, area innervated by nerve loses sensation.Closer nerve is to its origin in the spinal cord, lowe chance of recovery.May gradually recover sensation. Grade i nerve injury is called neurapraxia and is minor with complete recovery. ...Read more

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How to determine if i tore something in my knee?

How to determine if i tore something in my knee?

See details: You will experience pain, instability, locking or a combination of these. The diagnosis requires an MRI for confirmation. ...Read more