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Can I still work out after having several shoulder dislocations?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Yes-protect shoulder

Working out can be safe with a history of shoulder instability with certain precautions.
Your treating physician can best manage your activities based upon the stability of your injured shoulder. Physical therapy to strengthen the muscles around your shoulder an scapula are important to maximize your potential for recovery both preoperatively and postoperatively if surgery is necessary.

In brief: Yes-protect shoulder

Working out can be safe with a history of shoulder instability with certain precautions.
Your treating physician can best manage your activities based upon the stability of your injured shoulder. Physical therapy to strengthen the muscles around your shoulder an scapula are important to maximize your potential for recovery both preoperatively and postoperatively if surgery is necessary.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine

In brief: Shoulder dislocation

There are basically two components of what stabilizes a joint: static & dynamic.
Static issues that you can't really strengthen include ligaments/cartilage/labrum/etc and negative (suction) pressure between the joint. Dynamic stabilizers (which you can strengthen) are the muscles around the joint. Proper muscle strengthening surrounding the joint can definitely aid in joint stability. See a pt.

In brief: Shoulder dislocation

There are basically two components of what stabilizes a joint: static & dynamic.
Static issues that you can't really strengthen include ligaments/cartilage/labrum/etc and negative (suction) pressure between the joint. Dynamic stabilizers (which you can strengthen) are the muscles around the joint. Proper muscle strengthening surrounding the joint can definitely aid in joint stability. See a pt.
Dr. Brian Chimenti
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