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What is a good sleeping position after shoulder dislocation?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Anything Comfortable
You should just listen to your body and sleep in a comfortable position.
Your doc and/or physical therapist may have some more specific suggestions depending on the specifics of your injury but comfort is a good guide. (most will find laying on their back with their arm resting on a pillow. Some, who cannot sleep on their back, find using a recliner and pillow to work well.).

In brief: Anything Comfortable
You should just listen to your body and sleep in a comfortable position.
Your doc and/or physical therapist may have some more specific suggestions depending on the specifics of your injury but comfort is a good guide. (most will find laying on their back with their arm resting on a pillow. Some, who cannot sleep on their back, find using a recliner and pillow to work well.).
David Miller
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Dr. Jake Heiney
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Depends
Depends on the type of shoulder dislocation that occurred.
It is best to see an orthopaedic surgeon and have them direct you to this.

In brief: Depends
Depends on the type of shoulder dislocation that occurred.
It is best to see an orthopaedic surgeon and have them direct you to this.
Dr. Jake Heiney
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