Recovering from a dislocated shoulder can take time. The initial injury is painful and even when the joint is put back into place, it can take weeks for it to feel stable and pain free again. In many cases, people have dislocated shoulder physical therapy to help them on their way to a full recovery.
If you have dislocated your shoulder recently, you may be having therapy now to try and get a full range of motion back in your shoulder. Dislocating the shoulder joint isn’t just a case of popping the joint out of its socket and then having it popped back in again and all is well. The pain and discomfort can continue for quite some time afterwards.
The importance of exercise
Exercise might be the last thing you want to do following an accident like this, but it is one of the best things you can do to get back a full range of motion in that joint. Of course, you should follow expert medical instruction – it is possible to do too much too soon and that can make the joint unstable.
By following physical therapy lessons, you can see what you must do to improve the stability of the joint and enjoy less pain and a better recovery. But there is a fine line between doing what you can and doing too much. An expert in physical therapy will tell you what you should do and when, and how it will help you regain full motion. There is also the chance you could have damaged ligaments and other parts of your shoulder in the accident. Proper therapy will ensure you recover well without incident.
Are you having dislocated shoulder physical therapy now?
If you are, or you have received it following an accident that happened in the past three years, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline. It’s not necessary to require dislocated shoulder physical therapy following an accident that caused this injury, but any treatment you receive will be considered when you are trying to claim compensation.
One of our personal injury lawyers could take your case and accept it on a no-win, no-fee basis. If so, you can benefit from their expert advice and help throughout the procedure. Call now on 0800 689 0500, or if you prefer, ring our team on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: February 13, 2017
Author: Rob Steen