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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
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
With a sling: Ina recliner helpfulso you don't roll on sore shoulder. ...Read more
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
If I did a surgery would it be effective to stop a re occurrence of the shoulder dislocation to happen?
The dislocation: The joint was not in place...Bone has to go somewhere. ...Read more
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
How can I safely develop my chest more after a shoulder dislocation? (labrum tear, not surgically repaired, 6 months ago)
2 times shoulder dislocation in 3 years. Will shoulder surgery prevent it frm dislocating again? I heard 5% chance afta surgery. Otherwise 80%. 23yo.
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
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 more
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
Pop or click?: Painful? Popping is significant. Can signify labral damage. ...Read more
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Are people with osteoporosis more likely suffer from a hip dislocation than a shoulder dislocation?
Could a slipped disc in the upper back, near the shoulder blade, be caused by a shoulder dislocation?
What to do if I have shoulder dislocation 3 weeks ago. Now I'm told by my doc. That I cannot fully stretch my arm.?
Dislocation: Stretching is important part of rehab and recovery program ...Read more
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