Get it checks first. See a sports medicine specialist first for an exam to assess how unstable you are and x-rays to screen for a bony injury. You may benefit from rehab/pt or even need shoulder stabilization surgery to minimize chance of additional dislocations and further injury to your shoulder. Best to check. Good luck.
Maybe. Your shoulder needs to be reduced and stable. After 6weeks you can work out, but you should not allow your elbows to fall behind your back. You do not want to stretch out the healing joint. If you have pain or a feeling of instability, stop. See an orthopedic surgeon.
That Depends. It depends on whether the shoulder dislocation is acute (meaning 4 weeks or less). After an acute shoulder dislocation, I would not recommend working out with the affected upper extremity as it really needs rest initially and gradually progress to lifting the arm up to the side then overhead. You can still run and perform lower extremity exercises. Consult a sports trained primary doc or ortho.
Yes. Yes you can but you have to be careful. Its important to get more muscular strength in the rotator cuff and stabilizing muscles of the shoulder to prevent further injury. But its not always successful and sometimes surgery is needed. I would avoid having your arm out against your body as thats a dangerous position if you are prone to dislocate. I would get help from a physical therapist.
Possibly. If you are more than two weeks after a shoulder dislocation, are pain free and have regained your range of motion then you can start lifting. I recommend lower weights and more reps also do not put your elbows behind your body.
Maybe. Depending on what you want to do you might be able to do some exercises. But what you can do depends upon how long ago your shoulder was dislocated. I would assume you are getting physical therapy. Your doctor is the one who should tell when you can return to activities and to what activities you can return.
Depends. Depending on the patient's age, immobilization in a sling varies from 1-3 weeks. Then, progressive range of motion exercises and rotator cuff strengthening exercises are completed. Many of these can be done in a gym after being taught by a physical therapist. Heavy weight lifting is typically restricted for 6-12 weeks.
Yes. After you recover from a dislocation you have to build the strength back up in your shoulder. There is a wide range of exercises you can do.
Yes with guidance. We would recommend having an evaluation by a physical therapist first before going back to the gym so they can evaluate and make an exercise program specific to your needs. It is important to strengthen the muscle groups that stabilize the shoulder and to know which exercises and which machines can help you accomplish that goal.
Absolutely. Working out and conditioning your rotator cuff muscles and upper back muscles are a key to rehabilitation following shoulder dislocation.
Maybe. You need to wait until you have full pain free range of motion. Many people in their twenties remain unstable. You can do modified exercises. You need to do things that do not stretch you shoulder out. In bench presses do not drop your elbow your body. Flys don't allow your elbows to go beyond your body.
Yes but... You should go through a course of observed physical therapy. This will ensure you are doing appropriate exercises for your shoulder and that you are not doing too much, too fast. Always start low and go slow with rehab and exercise.
Possibility exists. There exists a group of connective tissue disorders that can be associated with excessive joint laxity and in some cases recurrent dislocations. In its more severe forms other tissues can be affected as well, however these inheritable disorders are rather rare and generally are not identified in most individuals who experience a joint dislocation.
Yes. There are genetic forms of ligamentous lacity.
Emergent reduction. Traumatic dislocations are emergencies and should be reduced (put back in) asap--best done in the er. Follow up treatment depends on age, activity level, history of prior dislocations, associated injuries (fractures, rotator cuff tear), etc. Current research suggests young (<30) contact athletes benefit from stabilization surgery after a first-time dislocation. See a sports/shoulder specialist.
Pick best or fastest. Surgery may be the most reliable way to prevent your shoulder from dislocating again, but this certainly isn't the fastest way to deal with the injury, as post-op rehab takes several months. Physical therapy and a gradual return to activity will be a faster method of treatment, but it has a higher risk of a repeat dislocation.
"best" = different. The "best" treatment for a shoulder dislocation needs to be tailored to the individual. I agree that non-op care is the fastest. If your risk of a recurrent dislocation is low, than it is also the best. If your risk of your shoulder dislocating again is high, then it is possible that surgery is "best". There are many factors that affect your risk of a recurrent dislocation. Talk to your ortho doc.
Got grade 3 AC joint dislocation. Never got properly healed. Arm weak, pains easily when working. Is it safe to do gymnastics with it, like hand stand?
May need strength. If your nerve is healed you may need to build your strength up again. It is safe to exercise, but it may take time to get back to your usual activities. Weakness may prevent you from doing some of the exercises you could do before your injury.
Why does the anterior side of the shoulder joint capsule tear more commonly than any other side during shoulder dislocations?
Instability forces. Shoulder stability is provided by the surrounding muscles, the glenohumeral ligaments/capsule and the labrum. The shoulder is most unstable during a trauma, when the shoulder is forced anteriorly (to the front) and inferiorly (below the shoulder). This puts significant force on the anterior capsule often resulting in tearing/stretching. An abducted & externally rotated shoulder is most vulnerable.
Are the physicians have an obligation to tell pt why they believe certain condition/injury exit or doesn't exist? If a person asks the physicians why they believe cranial cervical joint dislocation does or doesn’t exist, are they obligated to tell her why
I'm. I'm not sure "obligated" is the best word to use here. Doctors are put in a position to try to help people, but we, too, are human, and are prone to those things that make us humans. We make mistakes, sometimes we're wrong, and while it is certainly unprofessional, we also lose our patience. Sometimes there is just a personality clash that gets in the way of a good doctor-patient relationship. Finding ourselves in the continual position of healing the sick tends to make many of us a bit egotistical too, and we don't like to be challenged. This is wrong, of course. It's always a good idea to explain why you feel the diagnosis is this or that. But sometimes it's complicated, and with healthcare the way it is these days, the explanation is too lengthy and the waiting room is too full. But the short answer is you're right. You deserve a reasonable explanation, and you don't deserve to be judged or get a snotty answer. If you're not satisfied with the attention and answers you're getting from your doctor, it's in your best interest to seek another doctor. I am not an orthopedist or neurologist, and I hope you don't mind my butting in to give an answer you probably heard before. Good luck.