The first port of call if you suffer from a dislocated shoulder – or you suspect you have this injury – is your nearest accident and emergency department. You might see people in fictional TV programmes popping a shoulder back into place as if it is no bother at all, but things don’t quite happen like that really. You’ll need a medical expert to put the bone back in its socket, and this will be done under anaesthetic so you don’t feel it. Dislocated shoulder aftercare will then be provided, so you can begin to recover from the injury itself.
Aftercare may consist of providing you with a sling to keep your arm and shoulder in a comfortable position. You’re likely to have bruising and tenderness while the injury heals and you could end up with discomfort for some time to come as well.
How useful is dislocated shoulder aftercare?
In short, it can be very useful. You will learn how to keep your shoulder in good condition as it heals, and how to exercise it gently when the time is right. The exercises you are given should be practised at the times and duration you are recommended to follow them, but if you experience much pain, you should ease off as it usually means you’re doing too much.
Your life will change while you go through the recovery process. Perhaps there will be things you can’t do any more. There might also be things you can do, but only with some help from others. And you may also start wondering about the situation that led to the accident to begin with. Was someone else at fault for causing you to dislocate your shoulder?
Find out today if your inconvenience, injury and possible costs might lead to compensation
If negligence is proven against the third party involved in your accident, this could lead to compensation being paid to you. The best way to determine what you might potentially receive is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline.
Dislocated shoulder aftercare is extremely useful, but you’ll soon see whether you can seek compensation for the injury and aftermath you suffered. Call us on 0800 689 0500 to get some fast answers, or ring 0333 500 0993 now from your mobile phone. Whatever you do, don’t miss the chance to call us to find out some more information.
Date Published: February 13, 2017
Author: Rob Steen