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Shoulder Dislocation 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
A glenohumeral dislocation occurs when the head of humeus displaces in relationship to the glenoid fossa. Most glenohumeral dislocations occur when the humerus slips forward (anterior) on the fossa. A disocated shoulder must be reduced, & a post-reduction x-ray is necessary to check for any fractures/ ensure proper realignment. Dislocations may also cause soft tissue ...Read more
I am 19, how can I fully recover from my first ever shoulder dislocation and I also go gym and play sports for fun and I am a student aswell ?
Depends: It depends on the severity of the injury. Need to restrengthen muscles and allow damaged/stretched ligamentous attachments to heal. Physical therapy, or specific prescribed exercises, will help. Be sure to stretch appropriately as the healing process progresses to maintain flexibility. The amount of time and intensity required for training differs based on severity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's 10 months since my first anterior shoulder dislocation, are there any exercises I should stay away from at the gym (weightlifting) ?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dislocation is a condition in which a bone has come out of place from a joint, usually due to a sports injury, a fall, a bike/car accident, or a birth defect. The dislocated joint can have its out-of-place bone put back into proper position, but further treatment may be needed ...Read more
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