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Recovering From Shoulder Dislocation
Yes, like everyone: Else. A lot depends on a number of factors: like which specific ligament, or the severity of the injury, any past injury to the specific ligament which has been reinjured, general health condition, the timing of the diagnosis and treatment start, any associated injuries, etc. Are you interested in specific ligament's injury? ...Read more
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
Follow instructions: Different procedures will require different rehab protocols so discuss this in detail with your surgeon. In general, use a lot of ice, don't overdo the activity, follow your doctor's and physical therapist's instructions, and call if you have any questions. You will usually be in a sing for a few weeks. Also, if given the choice, have the anesthesiologist perform a regional anesthetic nerve block. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest and exercise: As long as it is not torn, a cuff sprain/strain resolves with rest for a couple of days with the use of anti inflammatory meds, followed by gradual exercises involving rotation of the shoulder (look up codmans exercises, which are pendulum exercises for the shoulder). Perform slowly, as pain resolves, can add light weights while performing them to strengthen rtc muscles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quickly: In general, a shoulder subluxation means that the shoulder moves out of place but does not completely dislocate. It takes 6-12 weeks for a tear that results from a subluxation to heal. However, tears to not always occur, and there may not be a healing time associated. Some patients live with shoulders that are looser. Some have no problem with looser shoulders. ...Read more
2-3 months: 2-3 months for complete recovery. If cuff repair performed at same surgery, then 4-6 months for complete recovery. ...Read more
Will physical therapy help an water polo athlete recover from a severly loose and weakened shoulder from repeated shoulder subluxation?
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Frozen Shoulder?: Stiffness by itself is not diagnostic of a rotator cuff tear but rather a frozen or stiff shoulder. Any sort of shoulder injury or trauma can initiate the process of adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder). Learn more here: http://theshouldercenter.Com/frozen-shoulder.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely: A massive rotator cuff tear can lead to shoulder instability (typically a subluxation/partial dislocation, but not a full dislocation). This may depend on multiple factors including the size, location and chronicity of the tear. On the other hand a traumatic shoulder dislocation can sometimes cause a rotator cuff tear, particularly in patients over the age of 40. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
snapping sound from hip when extending from a bent position EDS? Or Snapping hip ? MVA 102715
Herniated Disk L5-S1
Cuff strengthening: Lacrosse is an overhead sport. As a result, the rotator cuff is critical for play. A strengthening plan for the rotator cuff and periscapular muscles would be critical for best performance. Visiting with an athletic trainer or physical therapist would be best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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