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How long does it take dislocated shoulder to heal so I can start climbing again?

How long does it take dislocated shoulder to heal so I can start climbing again?

Highly variable: Time to healing is a result of many variables that include the actual gravity of the dislocation and degree of tissue trauma. True shoulder dislocations commonly have a major tear of the suporting anteriro capsule and ligaments from the glenoid (deep shoulder joint supporting bone). Strength and motion and confidence in shoulder function and stability need to return prior to restarting climbing. ...Read more

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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


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How long can a dislocated shoulder take to heal?

How long can a dislocated shoulder take to heal?

Depends: 6 weeks or more depending on several variables including was this a first time dislocation or one of multiple, the age of the individual, did a labral injury occuror did a fracture occur? ...Read more

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How long will a dislocated shoulder take to heal enough so you can raise your arm again?

How long will a dislocated shoulder take to heal enough so you can raise your arm again?

DISLOCATED SHOULDER: Normally, a dislocated shoulder will fully heal in anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks. It depends upon how serious it is, and what caused it in the first place. If it's from an injury, it will take considerably longer to heal. Best luck! ...Read more

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Why does it take so long for a dislocated shoulder to heal?

Why does it take so long for a dislocated shoulder to heal?

6-8 weeks standard: A dislocated shoulder that is reduced and now stable can undergo early guided physical therapy. Slings are usually disgarded as early as possible to avoid significant atrophy and stiffness. Strengthening can start once full active motion is regained. ...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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How long is it supposed to it take for a dislocated shoulder to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take for a dislocated shoulder to heal?

Dislocated shoulder: Even a once-dislocated shoulder has a higher rate of dislocation. In general, soft tissue is made of collagen, which takes 6 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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How long would it take to heal a dislocated shoulder the second time?

How long would it take to heal a dislocated shoulder the second time?

4-6 weeks: Unfortunately if you have 2 or 3 dislocations in the same shoulder it may be a more complicated problem you may have an underlying instability issue which may need to be addressed I would try 4-6 weeks of rest and then rehab but if it keeps happening you might need surgery. ...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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How long does it take to heal from a fracture of the humorous, and a dislocated shoulder?

How long does it take to heal from a fracture of the humorous, and a dislocated shoulder?

It varies: Thank you for your question. A disclocated shoulder is at risk for redislocating initially after it occurs. In a simple, first time dislocation, strict activity restrictions are used for about 3 weeks and then advanced to normal activities by about 6 weeks. There are many types of humerous fractures and the healing rate depends partly on the type, 10 weeks is avg for a humeral shaft fracture. ...Read more

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How much time does a dislocated shoulder take to heal?

How much time does a dislocated shoulder take to heal?

6 weeks: At age 40 you have a greater than 80% chance of a full recovery in 3 months. You should start moving by 3 weeks and exercising at 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long can it take a dislocated shoulder to get better?

How long can it take a dislocated shoulder to get better?

Depends: Sometimes shoulders that dislocate do not ever dislocate again and people have complete recovery. If multiple dislocations occur been surgery can sometimes be needed to stop the dislocations. ...Read more

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How long should I wait for my dislocated shoulder to heal before use?

How long should I wait for my dislocated shoulder to heal before use?

2-3 weeks: Assuming there are no fractures or muscle/ligament tears, it is usually about 2 weeks in a sling followed by gradual movement and activities. If you are having problems moving your shoulder at 3 weeks from a first time dislocation you need to see a physician. ...Read more

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How could you heal a dislocated shoulder?

See orthopedist: Initially rest it and avoid painful maneuvers especially the throwing position. You may use a sling for a few weeks if desired. Gradually, your activity level can be increased with a supervised rehab. Program. Discuss definitive treatment with a sports orthopedist to determine your options. Surgical and non-surgical treatment options are supported for a first time dislocator. ...Read more

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How could I heal a dislocated shoulder fast?

How could I heal a dislocated shoulder fast?

Ice.: Ice the shoulder 3-5 times per day, for 20 minutes at a time. Also, take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. You may use a sling for a few days for comfort, but no longer than that. ...Read more

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How long until I can be active again from a dislocated shoulder?

How long until I can be active again from a dislocated shoulder?

3 to 6 months: For patients with a first-time dislocation that is treated without surgery, a period of immobilization followed by a course of therapy can lead to good results unless the shoulder redislocates depending on the severity of the injury regular activities can begin by three months with more aggressive sporting activities at 6 months. ...Read more

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With a dislocated shoulder, how long before you can write and draw again?

Short time: The problem does not usually affect the elbow or the wrist or any joint in the hand. Writing and drawing can resume quickly and gradually increase over time. Pain may be the only limitation. ...Read more

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I've been dealing with a dislocated shoulder for a year when does this kind of stuff heal?

I've been dealing with a dislocated shoulder for a year when does this kind of stuff heal?

It may not: After a year of symptoms, it is unlikely to get better without treatment. Depending on the symptoms, treatment may consist of injections, therapy or surgery. Recurrent instability or dislocations require arthroscopic repair of the torn labrum. Pain and weakness may just be inflammation in the rotator cuff and bursa. This may resolve with non-operative treatment. See a board certified orthopaedist. ...Read more

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Why do I feel like my dislocated shoulder never heals? Its been almost a year &it still hurts everynow &than &feels out of place too.

Need evaluation: You have to go back to your orthopedic surgeon, need evaluation and tests (like MRI) healed or not. In some may need surgery for recurrent dislocation of shoulder ...Read more

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Are there any steps I can take to prevent mild dislocated shoulder from getting worse?

Are there any steps I can take to prevent mild dislocated shoulder from getting worse?

Strengthening: Really no such thing as "mild" dislocated shoulder, it either has dilsocated or it has not. The treatment for 1st time dislocation typically is non-op with therapy to restore motion and optimize the strength of the muscles which also help stabilize the shoulder. The exception is the high risk pt (collision athlete) who may need surgery after 1st episode. Recurrent dislocators need surgery. ...Read more

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