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Can I go to the gym and workout after my shoulder joint dislocation?
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Dr. Robert Levine
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Levine
Dr. Robert Levine
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Dr. John McDonald
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John McDonald
Dr. John McDonald
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