What physical therapy is appropriate for dislocated sc joint?

Guided Therapy. Depending upon whether this was an anterior or posterior dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint you may or may not need surgery. If non-surgical, brief immobilization and then guided therapy with a physical therapist to increase range of motion and limit pain. If surgical, you may similarlly need immobilization and rehab but of a slightly longer duration. Most heal nicely without surgery.
Time. Usually gets better with time. Never reduces back to original position. Pt can use modalities to decrease the swelling.

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What do you advise if I had a complete tear & dislocated glenhumoral joint, been in physical therapy for 10 months and still have terrible pain, is this abnormal?

NSAIDs. Maybe helpful. Also consider supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin. Exercise muscles around the joint you are worried about to limit wear and tear. Lastly if not improving consider how platelet therapy or stem cells can be helpful for you. Check out Regenexx.Com. Read more...

Could physical therapy for a dislocated shoulder replace surgery?

Very possible. A first time dislocation in absence of broken bone or rotator cuff tear may not require surgery especially in slightly older patient. This is much less likely to become a recurrent problem in an older patient as opposed to the high school or college aged patient. Thus physical therapy to restore motion and strength may be all that is needed. Read more...
Yes. Physical therapy can absolutely treat the problem but depends on whatever else may be wrong such as a rotator cuff tear, or a fracture. Is this a first time dislocation? What kind of work do u do? Did you have to have the shoulder put back in place in the hospital? Read more...

What's the physical therapy for a dislocated knee cap entails?

Dislocated patella. Need to protect it to avoid further damage. Progressive stretch, strengthening, gentle range of motion, modalities such as ice, heat, ultrasound, tens, etc. Bracing or taping, vmo exercises, etc. Read more...

I dislocated my shoulder over a year ago I have had three injections and 49 weeks of physical therapy... I still have pain and weakness help!?

You have instability. If you have continued pain and weakness you have a chronic problem that needs to be fixed. You probably have internal damage leading to chronic instability. You need to seek out a shoulder expert and get an arthro-mri before surgery. Another possible problem is that you have already developed arthritis. This is a devastation problem for a young person. Read more...
Surgery. At age 23, the most common "lesion" is detachment of the anterior labrum, or a bankart tear. Less commonly, you can tear the ligament from its humeral insertion, called a hagl lesion. Mri arthrogram can help, but it sounds like you are going to require a shoulder arthroscopy. Rotator cuff tear, while possible, is less likely. Good luck! Read more...

How long does physical therapy take for dislocated knee?

10-12 weeks. Recovery typically occurs at 10% per week so it takes 2-3 months to recover. Pain after that is a sign that something else might be wrong like a chondral (cartilage) injury of the knee. This is best diagnosed with an MRI or MRI arthrogram (an MRI done with dye inside the knee). Read more...

I dislocated my patella twice in 4 months after doing physical therapy the first time. Should surgery be the main treatment or should rehab?

Rehab before surgery. You're describing a recurrent patella dislocation syndrome. Rehabilitation is always preferred prior to surgery. In the meantime, use of a knee sleeve with a lateral buttress might discourage the knee from dislocating during sport play. Surgery does not always solve the problem. Seek out a competent Orthopedic specialist for advice and persistent problems. Read more...

What is involved in physical therapy for a dislocated knee cap?

Patellar dislocation. Swelling control, range of motion, patellar mobilization and stretching of lateral structures, strengthening of medial structures and hip abductions, return to function activity as able. This is a progressive activity to identify strength and weaknesses and provide function improvement while returning to activity and preventing recurrence. Read more...

What can I do if I have not received physical therapy for a dislocated knee cap?

Home Exercises. In general, depending on patient age, athletic level etc, a first time patella dislocation is treated non-operatively with a brace and physical therapy. However, realize that there is a 50% chance of a recurrent dislocation. Surgery is indicated for those. Ligament reconstructions to ostoetomies (cutting bone to realign bones) can be done. http://nycsportsmed.com/knee-foot-and-ankle.html. Read more...