Should it hurt after shoulder dislocation?

Pain varies. Shoulder pain after a glenohumeral reduction (put back in) is typically less than while it is out of place. For first time dislocations the pain level tends to be higher, but individual tolerance must also be considered. After any dislocation/ reduction you should have an x-ray regardless of pain level to rule out any damage to the bony structures that may have occured during the trauma.

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What to do if I have shoulder dislocation?

Reduce the joint. Initial treatment is to reduce the dislocation, after which most are placed in a sling. It is important to determine how much structural damage has been done so an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon is recommended.....this does not mean surgery is required but there are some associated injuries and factors that may influence your treatment choices and your decision as to what is best for you. Read more...

How do I stop my shoulder dislocation from happening?

Surgery. People that had multiple traumatic shoulder dislocations are best dealt with surgery. This is usually an arthroscopic type procedure that has a greater than 90% success rate in stopping further dislocations. For people that can voluntarily dislocate their shoulders the success rate for surgery is much less. Read more...
See othopedist. Recurrent shoulder dislocation can be treated keep elbow on side and hand on stomach sling helps. Read more...

What should I do? I have pain after shoulder dislocation?

Assuming. You have already seen a physician to make sure there is no other lasting issues or damage, ice is normally recommended for post-dislocation pain, 20 min on/off. Do not immobilize for too long to avoid adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder). Imaging if deemed necessary by examining physician. Nsaids are mildly controversial with different docs after dislocation. Read more...