Physical therapy. If you dislocate rarely, at your age, physical therapy may be all you need. The more often you dislocate, the more likely you are to need surgery.
Physical therapy. Once relocated, physical therapy begins on a progressive basis individualized to each patient with a goal to regain motion, strength, normal shoulder kinematics (coordinated shoulder and scapular motion) and confidence over the ensuing 4-8 weeks. Recurrence is strongly associated with age and activity level. Young patients (< 25) involved in contact sports have the highest risk of recurrence.
You must. First make sure the shoulder is reduced or put back in place then you must immobilize to allow ligaments to heal and then you must strengthen. Despite this you may require surgery.
See details. Why not ask your orthopedist. If you have not seen one, do so. One needs much more specific data to answer this question. Read more...
What are some tips for recovering from arthroscopic shoulder surgery done to correct dislocated shoulder?
Unstable Shoulder. http://www.theshouldercenter.com/unstable-shoulder.htm will give you more information. http://www.theshouldercenter.com/arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair_after-surgery-after-pillow.htm also shows our preferred supine stretching program. The basic tenets are to gain motion back supine to protect repaired tissue and maximize patient comfort. Read more...