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What physical therapy exercises should I do after a shoulder dislocation?

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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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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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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What physical therapy should I do for a torn chest muscle?

What physical therapy should I do for a torn chest muscle?

Physical therapy: Ice, rest are the first measures to take in case of a pulled (torn) chest muscle. Taking an antiinflammatory medication, such as ibuprofen/naproxen may be helpful to alleviated pain/discomfort. Physical therapy should be delayed until it is tolerable. The physical therapist will decide on the techniques to be used. It could be heat/cold applications, ultrasound stimulation, tens unit etc. ...Read more

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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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What should I expect during physical therapy for a kneecap dislocation?

What should I expect during physical therapy for a kneecap dislocation?

Quad strengthening: Kneecap (patella) dislocations are common knee injuries. Once the reduction is obtained, the goal of therapy (and bracing) is to prevent recurrence. Balanced quadriceps muscle strengthening exercises are stressed to help dynamically stabilize the patella. The injured structures about the inside of the patella should heal with appropriate time, therapy and usually bracing. ...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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What exercises should someone refrain after dislocating a shoulder?

What exercises should someone refrain after dislocating a shoulder?

No easy answer... : Many patients who suffer from shoulder dislocations will benefit from rotator cuff strengthening exercises, as well as exercises of the muscles around the shoulder blade or scapula. Unfortunately, despite adequate strength your shoulder may still dislocate :-(. ...Read more

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How effective is physical theropy after a shoulder dislocation.. I have a lebral tear and i want to play overhead sports later?

How effective is physical theropy after a shoulder dislocation..  I have a lebral tear and i want to play overhead sports later?

Depends: Recurrent dislocation rate with bankart tear is high (85% in military cadets). Surgery is increasingly recommended to repair even after only 1 dislocation. Pt doesn't put the labrum back in the right spot and get it to heal there. It either heals to the right spot or it doesn't. If not, recurrent dislocation. ...Read more

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What knee exercises can I do for physical therapy during recovery?

What knee exercises can I do for physical therapy during recovery?

Focus on quadriceps: Straight leg raises and quadriceps contractions are usually allowed and warranted to eventually allow for crutch free ambulation. Of course your specific injury and/or surgical intervention will ultimately dictate what you should do during your recovery. Your treating physician should be the best source of information for your specific knee injury. ...Read more

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What physical therapy exercises should I be doing at 4 weeks after a coccyx fracture?

What physical therapy exercises should I be doing at 4 weeks after a coccyx fracture?

Coccyx: Alone exercises may be quite painful. One thing use a doughnut cushion when sitting. Secondly a nerve block will definitely help with pain. A topical cream could also be used. These can be quite painful. ...Read more

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Will i need physical therapy after a diskectomy? How do I regain my range of movement after a diskectomy? Will i need to go to physical therapy? .

Will  i need physical therapy after a diskectomy? How do I regain my range of movement after a diskectomy? Will i need to go to physical therapy?

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Physical therapy : In general, physical therapy helps return strength and mobility after a discectomy. This includes both cervical and lumbar discectomies. Each case is different, and of course the final decision is between you and your surgeon. However, I have found in most instances that pt is useful after discectomies, especially lumbar discectomies. ...Read more

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I had a shoulder arthroscopy and i didn't complete physical therapy. Are there exercises i can do to make it better?

I had a shoulder arthroscopy and i didn't complete physical therapy. Are there exercises i can do to make it better?

Yes: When surgery was done and what procedures were performed would determine the type of exercises to do. Typically 4-6 weeks i immobilization with simple passive exercises followed by progression to active assisted, and the active motion. After 10-12 weeks strengthening can commence. This is based on rotator cuff repair. ...Read more

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What should I expect during physical therapy for upper trapezius pain?

What should I expect during physical therapy for upper trapezius pain?

Less pain: If you are concerned about the effect of physical therapy, then you should have your pain diminished and range of motion restored. As far as modalities that will be used, i suspect you will have massage, stretching, heat/ice application, ultrasound, iontophoresis, may be traction. It all depends on the physical therapist, his experience and comfort level. ...Read more

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What to do if I have multidirectional shoulder instability (mdi) and i'mt aking physical therapy this friday. What should ie xpect?

Exercises!: Multidirectional instability (mdi) of the shoulder is a condition that should initially be treated with a dedicated conservative physical therapy program. The goal is to strengthen the muscles surrounding the shoulder joint to provide dynamic stability to the joint, as the underlying problem in mdi is due to static ligamentous laxity. You should expect a lot of muscle strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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If I tore my labrum muscle in my shoulder should I seek surgery or physical therapy?

If I tore my labrum muscle in my shoulder should I seek surgery or physical therapy?

Depends: Not every labral injury needs surgery. It really depends on the person. If the person with the labral injury is a major league pitcher, than surgery is probably the only thing that will get that person back to pitching. On the other hand it that person is a club recreational tennis player who plays doubles once or twice a week a conservative program may be fine. ...Read more

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What physical therapy should I do after a popliteal artery release?

Unusual: Your question implies you are still convalescing and inactive. Physical therapy should improve your range of motion in the knee, strength in the leg, and the ability to walk normally. There will be stretches, exercises and mirror based movement training in your therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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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


Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Physical Therapy (Definition)

Physical therapy can provide back exercises to relieve tension on discs and nerves in the back in order ...Read more