If you dislocated your shoulder recently, you may already be aware of numerous dislocated shoulder recovery tips. The medical staff who put your shoulder back into place likely told you what you should and should not do following the injury. You may have a sling to keep your arm and shoulder still and able to rest immediately following your accident, but it is important to start exercising the joint gently as well.
Perhaps the best tip to begin with would be to take painkillers. Your arm would be numbed to pop the joint back in place so you didn’t feel any pain, but when this wears off you will feel some pain as the swelling and damage inside begins to hurt again.
How long do you wear the sling for?
Normally, a few days will suffice, as per the information on the NHS website. You will need to take your arm out of the sling to do the exercises the medical staff will have provided you with before you left hospital. While you may not feel like exercising, gently doing this will help you reduce the stiffness you feel and even get rid of some of the pain.
The stronger your shoulder becomes following the accident, the quicker it will recover. Just be sure you don’t overdo it and make sure you remember it will take three or four months to recover fully when you dislocate your shoulder. Don’t rush things or go back to work too quickly – especially if your job is a physical one. Once you have suffered this injury, you’re more prone to suffering from it again.
Going beyond dislocated shoulder recovery tips
While your recovery can be made easier by following standard dislocated shoulder recovery tips, you may also want advice about making a possible compensation claim. This is easier to do if you get in touch with personal injury lawyers, who deal with claims relating to negligence every day.
By calling 0800 689 0500, you can speak with an expert working at Accident Advice Helpline. If you only have access to a mobile, please call 0333 500 0993 instead to receive the same no-obligation advice. If someone else negligently caused your injury to occur, you have a right to seek compensation via a no-win, no-fee* claim, and we can provide you with the answers you need now.
Date Published: February 22, 2017
Author: Rob Steen