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Will Dislocated Shoulder Heal Arm
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
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
I fell on my left shoulder months ago. Didn't hurt but now everytime I rotate my arm I heard a click sound on the joint. Is it a dislocated shoulder?
No: A dislocated shoulder would cause immediate severe pain that would only resolve after the shoulder was reduced back into the joint. It is more likely that you damaged something within your shoulder when you had the injury. If you tore your genius labrum, for example, it would cause similar symptoms. Don't hesitate to be seen if you are having trouble with it. ...Read more
Dislocated shoulder and reduced and broke clavicle in three pieces
Dr. said it will heal by itself
Need a second opinion?
Sounds like a real: serious injury. Clavicle fracture should heal, but a lot depends on how far the fragments are comminuted. Shoulder dislocation could be more serious problem, but again a lot depends on the extent of ligament injury. If you are unsure, you should get another opinion from another orthopedic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 - 8 weeks: For a first time dislocator without other issues (i.e. No fractures, nerve damage, or recurrent shoulder subluxations on x-rays) you are typically in a sling for the first week or so. Then you should start range of motion and strengthening with a therapist. Most people do well and can get back to activities. But, if you still have feelings the shoulder is slipping you may need further testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Highly variable: Time to healing is a result of many variables that include the actual gravity of the dislocation and degree of tissue trauma. True shoulder dislocations commonly have a major tear of the suporting anteriro capsule and ligaments from the glenoid (deep shoulder joint supporting bone). Strength and motion and confidence in shoulder function and stability need to return prior to restarting climbing. ...Read more
See orthopedist: Initially rest it and avoid painful maneuvers especially the throwing position. You may use a sling for a few weeks if desired. Gradually, your activity level can be increased with a supervised rehab. Program. Discuss definitive treatment with a sports orthopedist to determine your options. Surgical and non-surgical treatment options are supported for a first time dislocator. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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