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How to Treat Shoulder Dislocation

Shoulder Dislocation Treatment

For all types of shoulder dislocation, the treatment of choice is painkillers, muscle relaxants and reducing the humeral head to its original position. The problem is that this is often easier said than done!

Putting the shoulder back in after dislocating your shoulder may require an anesthetic because of muscle spasm and adhesion. The patient is continued on painkillers, kept in a sling and gradually encouraged to do home exercises. Subsequently the range of movements is increased over a few weeks to regain strength and stability.

Shoulder Dislocation Recurrence

A big problem with shoulder dislocation is recurrence. If the first dislocation occurs within the age of 20, there is a 90% chance of shoulder dislocation recurrance, however physical therapy and a good shoulder strengthening program will reduce the likelihood.

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