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How can I strengthen my shoulder to keep it from dislocating?

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Shoulder Strengthen

The first question is why you are dislocating.
If it was after a traumatic event you may need to discuss with a ortho surgeon first to stabilize the shoulder. If atraumatic such as multidirectional instability should do scapular stabilization exercises. These are easily found on the internet. Also, rotator cuff exercises which can be found as part of the exercises called "thrower' 10" program.

In brief: Shoulder Strengthen

The first question is why you are dislocating.
If it was after a traumatic event you may need to discuss with a ortho surgeon first to stabilize the shoulder. If atraumatic such as multidirectional instability should do scapular stabilization exercises. These are easily found on the internet. Also, rotator cuff exercises which can be found as part of the exercises called "thrower' 10" program.
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Dr. Mena Mesiha
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Evaluation First

Great question. First you should see an orthopedic surgeon to advise you on whether this is the sort of dislocation that can benefit from physical therapy.
If so, then a physical therapy program to strengthen the rotator cuff muscles may help keep the ball centered in its socket and relieve the feeling of instability. In a few months i will post an informational page on shoulder instability.

In brief: Evaluation First

Great question. First you should see an orthopedic surgeon to advise you on whether this is the sort of dislocation that can benefit from physical therapy.
If so, then a physical therapy program to strengthen the rotator cuff muscles may help keep the ball centered in its socket and relieve the feeling of instability. In a few months i will post an informational page on shoulder instability.
Dr. Mena Mesiha
Dr. Mena Mesiha
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