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Should I go to the gym and workout after my shoulder joint dislocation is healed?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Kevin Stone
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kevin Stone
Dr. Kevin Stone
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Dr. Vlad Gendelman
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Vlad Gendelman
Dr. Vlad Gendelman
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Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jason Torrente
Dr. Jason Torrente
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Dr. Daniel Mass
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Daniel Mass
Dr. Daniel Mass
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Dr. Anthony Wei
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Absolutely
Working out and conditioning your rotator cuff muscles and upper back muscles are a key to rehabilitation following shoulder dislocation.

In brief: Absolutely
Working out and conditioning your rotator cuff muscles and upper back muscles are a key to rehabilitation following shoulder dislocation.
Dr. Anthony Wei
Dr. Anthony Wei
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