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Doctor insights on: Torn Shoulder Ligaments

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What can be done for torn ligaments in shoulder?

Exercise or surgery : If you fail exercise you will need the ligament repaired arthroscopically. ...Read more

Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more


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Can I tell if I have a torn ligament in my shoulder after a motorcycle accident?

Can I tell if I have a torn ligament in my shoulder after a motorcycle accident?

No: Unless the shoulder is dislocating out of the joint it is extremely difficult for a patient to diagnose their own ligament tear. Continued pain difficulty with activities and feelings of an unstable or weak shoulder needs medical attention from an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with torn ligaments in my right shoulder.On dexedrine30mg.Can it cause the extreme pain i'm experiencing? Right side back/shoulder/neck/arm

Diagnosed with torn ligaments in my right shoulder.On dexedrine30mg.Can it cause the extreme pain i'm experiencing? Right side back/shoulder/neck/arm

Yes: Torn ligaments in the shoulder are painful.See your doctor if the pain persists and if you are having trouble moving your arm like reaching overhead or behind your back. ...Read more

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What can I eat to get my shoulder ligaments stronger, is this a weird question?

What can I eat to get my shoulder ligaments stronger, is this a weird question?

No diet helps: Stretched or torn ligaments usually require a surgical approach. Instability may also b due 2 a labral tear which is also a surgical problem. C a shoulder specialist 4 evaluation & imaging. ...Read more

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What do you think is the most effective exercise to strengthen shoulder ligaments?

What do you think is the most effective exercise to strengthen shoulder ligaments?

Muscle: 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. ...Read more

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How can I tighten my shoulder ligaments?

How can I tighten my shoulder ligaments?

Ligament tightening: If you have just sprain a shoulder ligament tincture of time and no repeated injury will tighten the ligament. Otherwise if from trauma and still causing instability strengthening the muscle that support the shoulder may help with symptoms. Surgery is helpful is unstable joint. Unproven treatments includes prolotherapy injections for ligament laxity and platelet rich plasma injection. ...Read more

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I have a partial ligament tear in shoulder, what is the fastest way to treat this?

I have a partial ligament tear in shoulder, what is the fastest way to treat this?

Depends: If only partial, then time should heal things with a minor injury in bout a month and a moderate injury in about two. Maintain motion but avoid stresses. Once pain is down work on strength and coordination. If no response, get it checked again. ...Read more

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I damaged the ligament in my left shoulder summer time last year but still have not got full mobility or strength back yet is this normal?

Not normal: It is difficult to say without knowing the specific injury. Has an MRI been done? Have you gone for physical therapy? Have the shoulder reevaluated. ...Read more