Because the shoulder is one of the most mobile joints in the body, it is also one of the most frequently dislocated. Whilst treatment for a dislocation usually involves nothing more than popping your arm back into its socket, you may need to see a physiotherapist after this has happened, to regain full movement in your arm and make sure it heals properly. There are plenty of dislocated shoulder physio exercises which can help your shoulder to feel less stiff and painful and your physiotherapist will normally provide you with a list of exercises to carry out at home. For more severe shoulder injuries, you may need to attend more regular physiotherapy sessions – for example, if you have had surgery after a dislocation.
Do dislocated shoulder physio exercises help you to heal?
Dislocated shoulder physio exercises help to keep your shoulder mobile, which increases blood flow and can speed the healing process. They are also designed to relieve stiffness, inflammation and pain after dislocating your shoulder – and as anybody who has ever dislocated their shoulder will tell you, when it gets stiff it can ache and be quite painful indeed. If you have returned to work and still have shoulder pain, physiotherapy treatment and exercises can help you to keep your shoulder active and alleviate discomfort.
You may be able to claim compensation for the cost of travelling to your physio appointments if you are making a personal injury claim. This will usually only be possible if somebody else caused your accident.
Who’s to blame for your accident?
It might be that you dislocated your shoulder playing golf and that faulty equipment was to blame. Or perhaps you suffered a dislocation after a slip or trip at work, or a fall in a public place? In all these cases, somebody else could be to blame for your accident, and that means you could claim personal injury compensation. You can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) and we will be able to tell you if you have a viable claim. You can even take the 30-second test on our website right now, to find out how much compensation you could claim.
Physiotherapy can only go so far to help you heal from a dislocated shoulder, and you could be looking at up to 16 weeks before you have fully recovered. This may mean taking time off work, which could affect your wages – another great reason to make a personal injury claim, as this will be taken into account when calculating your settlement.
Date Published: March 11, 2017
Author: Rob Steen