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What Is Effect Of A Dislocated Arm Treated With Sling
I dislocated my shoulder 4 wks ago, been wearing a sling & went to the dr. I feel my arm pop in & out when im showering. Do i need an xray?
Yes: You need a complete examination of the shoulder. Your Doctor should start with a physical examination and then an x-ray. If your shoulder is as unstable as you describe, then you will probably need an MRI for further evaluation. If your Doctor is not a specialist, then he or she can recommend a good Orthopedic Doctor or specialist for you. ...Read more
Relocating a dislocated shoulder on a pitch could I have trapped a muscle because they are very sore now + my arm is in a sling now?
See a doctor: You should not relocate a dislocated joint on your own. ...Read more
Sports injury: shoulder sling recommendation for student living in the city. On saturday morning i dislocated my shoulder and sustained a hairline fracture on the top ball of my humerous bone. My doctor is recommending that i fully immobilize my right arm
Sling and swathe: Buy a shoulder sling that has a strap that goes around your waist to best immobilize it. This is called a shoulder immobilizer aka a sling and swathe. You really cannot cast a shoulder unless you want it wrapped around your chest. Also you may find sleeping in a easy chair or recliner will be much more comfortable for the first week or so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Put it back: Well first it needs to be relocated then immobilized in a sling for 4 to 6 weeks. Then a period of rehab to strengthen your rotator cuff muscles would prevent future dislocation. This is considering this your first or at most second dislocation. Any more then only surgery would be able to prevent future dislocations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
check w/your ORS: If you dislocated your shoulder(i'm assuming) then you need to be examined by an ors and a treatment plan discussed before you go back to the gym.Treatment varies w/associated injuries, # of dislocations you've had, joint laxity, dominant arm affected etc. See your ors! good luck! ...Read more
Shoulder was slightly dislocated but it went back in eventually-but it hurts to move it at all and i end up using other arm to support it. What to do?
Suggestion: Assuming that you suffer from anterior dislocations, i would recommend physical therapy. Also, concentrate on the exercises for shoulder... If you are doing push-ups avoid going deeper than 90 degrees at the elbow since this will put your shoulder in a vulnerable position for dislocation. Avoid tricep dips for sure! if conservative treatments do not work, you may need surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poor outcome: Dislocations need to be treated urgently to realign the joint. The joint will remain painful and become deformed if left dislocated. ...Read more
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