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What is a good sleeping position after shoulder dislocation?

What is a good sleeping position after shoulder dislocation?

Anything Comfortable: You should just listen to your body and sleep in a comfortable position. Your doc and/or physical therapist may have some more specific suggestions depending on the specifics of your injury but comfort is a good guide. (most will find laying on their back with their arm resting on a pillow. Some, who cannot sleep on their back, find using a recliner and pillow to work well.). ...Read more

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Dislocation (Definition)

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


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How can I sleep after shoulder dislocation reduction?

How can I sleep after shoulder dislocation reduction?

Carefully: Wear the sling as instructed. Use pain medicine as necessary. Try sleeping in a semi-recumbent position, like a lazy boy position. Either sleep in a recliner or use pillows to turn your bed into a recliner. ...Read more

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How should you sleep after shoulder dislocation reduction?

How should you sleep after shoulder dislocation reduction?

With a sling: Ina recliner helpfulso you don't roll on sore shoulder. ...Read more

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What exercises are good for stability after shoulder dislocation?

What exercises are good for stability after shoulder dislocation?

Theraband: Theraband exercises which are progressively stronger large rubber bands are an excellent exercise to improve stability and strength about the shoulder after a dislocation. ...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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Could anybody suggest any good physical therapy exercises after a shoulder dislocation?

Could anybody suggest any good physical therapy exercises after a shoulder dislocation?

You need therapist: Several exercises can help with this. They need to be directly taught to you. I suggest you see a physcal therapist. ...Read more

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I have reoccurring shoulder dislocation, is it just getting weaker every time this happens?

I have reoccurring shoulder dislocation, is it just getting weaker every time this happens?

Surgery.: For recurrent dislocations, surgery may be indicated. Please see an orthopedic shoulder specialist, who can go into more detail with you. ...Read more

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If I did a surgery would it be effective to stop a re occurrence of the shoulder dislocation to happen?

If I did a surgery would it be effective to stop a re occurrence of the shoulder dislocation to happen?

Yes: Bankart procedure high success rate low conplication rate stay away from bone blocking procedures rhe bankart repair has a good track record no garuntees though with surgery but generally effective even in athletes and soldiers ...Read more

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How can I biuld my shoulder muscle up after recovering from shoulder dislocation?

How can I biuld my shoulder muscle up after recovering from shoulder dislocation?

Rotator cuff exercis: I would work on a program of rotator cuff strengthening exercises.
This should include therabands and light weights 3x week
avoid exercise above and behind your head. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what steps should be taken if there is numbness in the fingers following a shoulder dislocation?

See a physician: You can damage your brachial plexus with certain dislocations. I would recommend seeing a physician to check on both vascular and nerve issues to make sure there is not lasting damage or necessary interventions. Consider seeing a physiatrist for this type of injury as they will be able to do an EMG if necessary. ...Read more

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How can I safely develop my chest more after a shoulder dislocation? (labrum tear, not surgically repaired, 6 months ago)

Gentle presses: Machine or light dumbbell chest presses, with light weight and high reps. Avoid allowing the elbows to cross behind the chest, as this puts more stress on the shoulder joint and rotator cuff. Short arc flyes with the same precautions in mind are also acceptable. ...Read more

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2 times shoulder dislocation in 3 years. Will shoulder surgery prevent it frm dislocating again? I heard 5% chance afta surgery. Otherwise 80%. 23yo.

2 times shoulder dislocation in 3 years. Will shoulder surgery prevent it frm dislocating again? I heard 5% chance afta surgery. Otherwise 80%. 23yo.

Bankart: Surgery, typically a Bankart procedure nowadays often done arthroscopically works very well to prevent recurrent shoulder dislocation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I need an advice I had a shoulder dislocation about 4 months ago and I did all my therapy then I was released to go back to work with no restrictions so I start working as before with no pain and lifting heavy stuffs up to 123 pounds.......Well sometimes

I need an advice I had a shoulder dislocation about 4 months ago and I did all my therapy then I was released to go back to work with no restrictions so I start working as before with no pain and lifting heavy stuffs up to 123 pounds.......Well sometimes

Beware: First dislocation? If this is first dislocation at your age might be ok after rehab. Avoid rotating arm backwards. If goes out again likely needs MRI and possible surgery. It is more important the position or movements you make that determine the stability of the shoulder. ...Read more

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Shoulder dislocation physical therapy any tips?

Shoulder dislocation physical therapy any tips?

Strengthening: You should really focus on strengthening your rotator cuff muscles. Make sure you do this with a physical therapist to make sure your are doing it correctly and not increasing your risk of a repeat shoulder dislocation. ...Read more

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It's 10 months since my first anterior shoulder dislocation, are there any exercises I should stay away from at the gym (weightlifting)?

See details: It is impossible to say with the minimal information you supplied. What was the cause of the dislocation? What damage was done to the shoulder as the result? Are you still having any pain? The basic answer is to start slowly and stop if any shoulder symptoms occur. ...Read more

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How is a shoulder dislocation typically reduced?

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 more

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What will my life be like after a shoulder dislocation?

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 more

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Could doing pull-ups cause another shoulder dislocation?

Could doing pull-ups cause another shoulder dislocation?

Shoulder dislocation: Yes pullups put stress on the shoulder joint and you could get another dislocation. ...Read more

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What's the best way to recover from a shoulder dislocation?

What's the best way to recover from a shoulder dislocation?

A sling.: A sling may be used for a few days, for comfort. You will most likely require physical therapy, but, in some cases, at the age of 44, surgical stabilization may be required. See an orthopedic shoulder specialist, for the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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After a shoulder dislocation is it normal for it to make a "pop" noise?

Pop or click?: Painful? Popping is significant. Can signify labral damage. ...Read more

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Could you have a sudden shoulder dislocation that immediately pops back in?

Could you have a sudden shoulder dislocation that immediately pops back in?

Dislocation: Yes this condition can happen. The term for this is a subluxation. If it continues you need an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is the pain after shoulder dislocation is put back?

How harmful for your health is the pain after shoulder dislocation is put back?

Pain varies: Shoulder pain after a glenohumeral reduction (put back in) is typically less than while it is out of place. For first time dislocations the pain level tends to be higher, but individual tolerance must also be considered. After any dislocation/ reduction you should have an x-ray regardless of pain level to rule out any damage to the bony structures that may have occured during the trauma. ...Read more

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How can I build my shoulder strength after recovering from shoulder dislocation?

How can I build my shoulder strength after recovering from shoulder dislocation?

Physical therapy.: You should be evaluated by a Physical Therapist or an Athletic Trainer, for the best strengthening exercises for you, to minimize the chance of recurrent dislocations. ...Read more

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After shoulder dislocation, patient can go to gym?

After shoulder dislocation, patient can go to 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

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How to tell the difference between subluxation and shoulder dislocation?

Shoulder instability: Subluxation and dislocation are both terms used to describe varying degrees of instability of the shoulder. Dislocation means the ball completely comes out of the joint, and frequently has to be relocated (by self or someone else). A subluxation is when the ball start to come out, but reduces or relocates before coming all the way out. ...Read more

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Hi my husband have shoulder dislocation problem. Can he learn swimming??

Absolutely: Swimming is excellent therapy for joint conditions, including shoulder dislocations, provided he is careful. It is never too late to swim, whihc is also great exercise. However, most aquatherapy is done in only three feet of water, so it is not necessary to know how to swim to benefit. ...Read more

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How I can safely develop my chest more after a shoulder dislocation? (slap tear, 6 months ago)

Be careful with: Press exercises. The best treatment would be to focus on higher repetition and lower weight exercises. Also have a spotter in the event you struggle. I would really try to avoid struggling and maxing out. ...Read more

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Following shoulder dislocation, what is the most important activity a person should do for therapy?

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Following shoulder dislocation, what is the most important activity a person should do for therapy?

Rest: There is no specific exercise that will prevent a shoulder from dislocating again. It has more to do with the bony and ligamentous structures. However, scapular stabilizer strengthening (upper back) can place your shoulder in a better position overall. ...Read more

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I had shoulder dislocation 2 times. How can I prevent it from happening again? I hav an active life style and want to continue that.

Activity: Modification is critical. It sounds like you should work on strengthening of the rotator cuff and shoulder muscles. Despite this, if you continue dislocating surgery is warranted. ...Read more

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I feel like my shoulders look uneven after my shoulder dislocation. Can I do anything? Is this permanent? Also my scalia muscles feel tense.

I feel like my shoulders look uneven after my shoulder dislocation. Can I do anything? Is this permanent? Also my scalia muscles feel tense.

Dislocation: I will assume that someone corrected (reduced) the dislocation. The most likely reason is simply the way you are holding your shoulder. Less likely would be to relative atrophy. With proper rehabilitation this should resolve. Your muscles are tense also from how you are "holding" your shoulder. I suggest seeing an orthopaedist. Shoulder dislocations in young people have a high rate of recurrenc. ...Read more

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Can you please explain me the surgery procedure needed for someone with frequent shoulder dislocation? Is there an age limit for this? My fr is 19.

Can you please explain me the surgery procedure needed for someone with frequent shoulder dislocation? Is there an age limit for this? My fr is 19.

Labral repair: In order to stabilize his shoulder & stop the dislocations he will need to have his labrum repaired most likely. This structure is usually torn or stretched from dislocations. Other procedures more rarely needed could involve bone transfer/grafting if bone loss is present. There is not an age restriction, as long as strict postop protocol/restrictions can be followed. ...Read more

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How to identify shoulder dislocation? What type of pain is this (e.G. Pulling)? Hurts in case of dislocated shoulder wrist too? Thanks for your answer.

How to identify shoulder dislocation? What type of pain is this (e.G. Pulling)? Hurts in case of dislocated shoulder wrist too? Thanks for your answer.

Very painful: Shoulder dislocation is very painful condition when happen cause pain and restriction of the range of motion of the shoulder, sometime get complicated by stretching the nerves under the arm and cause all kind numbness and weakness in the arm and the wrist area. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have shoulder dislocation followed by finger numbness?

Can be: You can damage your brachial plexus with certain dislocations. I would recommend seeing a physician to check on both vascular and nerve issues to make sure there is not lasting damage or necessary interventions. Consider seeing a physiatrist for this type of injury as they will be able to do an EMG if necessary. ...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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Are people with osteoporosis more likely suffer from a hip dislocation than a shoulder dislocation?

Are people with osteoporosis more likely suffer from a hip dislocation than a shoulder dislocation?

Neither: Osteoporosis is not associated with dislocations but is associated with fractures. Hip fractures are more common sue to falls in the elderly with osteoporosis especially those who do not exercise and have poor balance and coordination and are not strong. ...Read more

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Could a slipped disc in the upper back, near the shoulder blade, be caused by a shoulder dislocation?

No: A slipped disc in the upper back can cause pain but would not be a cause of a dislocated shoulder. Trauma is required to cause a dislocation. ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...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