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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A glenohumeral dislocation occurs when the head of humeus displaces in relationship to the glenoid fossa. Most glenohumeral dislocations occur when the humerus slips forward (anterior) on the fossa. A disocated shoulder must be reduced, & a post-reduction x-ray is necessary to check for any fractures/ ensure proper realignment. Dislocations may also cause soft tissue ...Read more
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.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dislocation is a condition in which a bone has come out of place from a joint, usually due to a sports injury, a fall, a bike/car accident, or a birth defect. The dislocated joint can have its out-of-place bone put back into proper position, but further treatment may be needed ...Read more
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