Faster Recovery after Shoulder Dislocation

Faster Recovery after Shoulder Dislocation

Recovering from a dislocated shoulder requires time, proper medical treatment, and committed and consistent physical therapy. This can be a challenging process when you are in pain and limited in even basic day-to-day tasks, not mention the impact an injury has to your ability to work. While everyone's healing process varies, here are some general tips for a potentially speedier recovery.

1.  Immobilize the shoulder: Support the injured arm and limit its movement to prevent further injury and pain until you can seek help from a medical professional. You can find comfortable and affordable shoulder immobilizing slings at the DMEforLess online store.  

2.  Apply ice and compression: Applying ice and compression to the shoulder can help reduce swelling and pain. Apply it for about 15-20 minutes at a time, several times a day.  Find the perfect solution with the DMEforLess Shoulder Cryotherapy and Compression Wrap.

Shoulder Cryotherapy and Compression Wrap 


3.  Pain management: Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, may help manage the pain. Follow the recommended dosage and consult a healthcare professional if you have any concerns or underlying health conditions.

4.  Medical intervention: A healthcare professional may perform a maneuver to relocate the dislocated shoulder. This procedure is known as a shoulder reduction. They may administer pain medication or use local anesthesia to make the process more comfortable. 

5.  Rehabilitation exercises: After the shoulder has been properly reduced, a healthcare professional may recommend specific exercises to improve mobility and strengthen the muscles around the shoulder joint. Physical therapy may be beneficial in the recovery process.

Remember, these steps are not a substitute for medical advice. It's essential to consult a healthcare professional who can provide a proper diagnosis and guide you through the appropriate treatment for your specific situation.

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