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What will my life be like after a shoulder dislocation?

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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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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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.

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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Would I need a medical waiver for getting out of work after a shoulder dislocation?

Would I need a medical waiver for getting out of work after a shoulder dislocation?

Job description: Depending upon one's work requirement (ie overhead activity) one may need to be off work for up to two months. An orthopaedic history and exam would answer that question. ...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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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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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 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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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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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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5 days after a shoulder dislocation and shoulder is still very sore. Confirmed no breaks via x-ray. Is this extended pain in shoulder and surrounding tissues (front and back) normal?

5 days after a shoulder dislocation and shoulder is still very sore. Confirmed no breaks via x-ray. Is this extended pain in shoulder and surrounding tissues (front and back) normal?

Yes: A shoulder dislocation can only occur if there has been fairly extensive soft tissue injury - in other words, the joint can only pop out if there is fairly extensive tearing of the supportive structures. So it's definitely normal to have persistent soreness for a while, until everything heals. The good news is that with time and rehab, you'll likely have excellent if not complete recovery. ...Read more

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Is it safe to play soccer goalkeeper after a shoulder dislocation?

Is it safe to play soccer goalkeeper after a shoulder dislocation?

Shoulder dislocation: if your shoulder has fully healed and you have rehab it then it is safe to play. there is always a risk of redislocation with sport activity but an orthopedic evaluation can help you with your decision ...Read more

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What to do if I have shoulder dislocation?

Reduce the joint: Initial treatment is to reduce the dislocation, after which most are placed in a sling. It is important to determine how much structural damage has been done so an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon is recommended.....this does not mean surgery is required but there are some associated injuries and factors that may influence your treatment choices and your decision as to what is best for you. ...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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How do I stop my shoulder dislocation from happening?

How do I stop my shoulder dislocation from happening?

See othopedist: Recurrent shoulder dislocation can be treated keep elbow on side and hand on stomach sling helps. ...Read more

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What should I do? I have pain after shoulder dislocation?

What should I do? I have pain after shoulder dislocation?

Assuming: You have already seen a physician to make sure there is no other lasting issues or damage, ice is normally recommended for post-dislocation pain, 20 min on/off. Do not immobilize for too long to avoid adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder). Imaging if deemed necessary by examining physician. Nsaids are mildly controversial with different docs after 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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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