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

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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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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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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I was in MVA. MRI shows Rotator cuff tear, labra tear and tendinitis on shoulder. EMG shows pinched nerve. Will Physical Therapy help and how long?

I was in MVA. MRI shows Rotator cuff tear, labra tear and tendinitis on shoulder. EMG shows pinched nerve. Will Physical Therapy help and how long?

Can't answer w/o inf: The space here is limited to provide a good answer to your question. You should speak to an Orthopedic Surgeon or sports medicine doctor (rehab?) to answer this question. Generally, rest, ice, & compression is used to help support healing. Anti-inflammatories like Tylenol (acetaminophen) could be used also. Later on, rehab is used when healing has started but timing is up to the surgeon. ...Read more

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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

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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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What to do if I have multidirectional shoulder instability (mdi) and i'mt aking physical therapy this friday. What should ie xpect?

What to do if I have multidirectional shoulder instability (mdi) and i'mt aking physical therapy this friday. What should ie xpect?

Exercises!: Multidirectional instability (mdi) of the shoulder is a condition that should initially be treated with a dedicated conservative physical therapy program. The goal is to strengthen the muscles surrounding the shoulder joint to provide dynamic stability to the joint, as the underlying problem in mdi is due to static ligamentous laxity. You should expect a lot of muscle strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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After physical therapy for neck and shoulder pain, I always feel dizzy and nauseated. What causes that?

After physical therapy for neck and shoulder pain, I always feel dizzy and nauseated.  What causes that?

Not normal: My recommendation is to let your therapist and doctor know that therapy is giving you nausea and making you dizzy. They will plan something different tailored for your needs. In my experiences physical therapy is a great tool and is never meant to cause you any nausea or discomfort. Take care. ...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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I have shoulder instability, will prolotherapy help in addition to physical therapy?

I have shoulder instability, will prolotherapy help in addition to physical therapy?

Unclear : Prolo is a type of treatment that has some strong advocates, but i'm skeptical about its benefits in this situation and many others for which it is offered. The important thing is to understand the 'why' behind your instability and to address that directly. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Giannini
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