good exercise for rehabilitating a dislocatd shoulder

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    Jan 02, 2007 1:37 AM GMT
    just wondering what are some good exercises for rehabilitating a dislocated shoulder
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    Jan 02, 2007 9:41 PM GMT
    being an ex-gymnast, I now all about dislocated shoulders ;)

    My physical therapists used surgical tubing as resistance and gave exercises that empasized the strengthening of the rotary cuff muscles. This is key, since it is these 4 muscle groups that hold the shoulder joint in place and keep it well secured (preventing subsequent injury). Lay off the delts for a while and pay attention to the lonely rotor cuff muscles. You should also see a physical therapist to get some exercises prescribed to you. Its worth the money for one one visit just to ensure you know what you are dong.
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    Jan 30, 2007 4:36 AM GMT
    I was scheduled for torn cuff surgery. I was so bad i could not tuck my shirt into my pants by myself. I did the physical therapy rotator exercises with therabands and swinging exercises for a couple months but the definitive cure was soft tissue massage. My friends warned me not to get cortisone shots. The deal is the shoulder was weak and that is why I sustained the injury .The massage therapy opened things up, properly balanced the muscle action and the joint healed, actually better than before the injury. The doc was amazed at my improvement and I never had the surgery. I still get a massage once in a while.
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    Mar 16, 2007 9:50 AM GMT
    Shoulders are my specialty (I am a specialized ortho PT)

    Did y ou have surgery for your dislocated shoulder? How many times and how frequently does it dislocate?

    Certain situations of repeatitive dislocation, rehab would only help little. Your inferior labrum and inferior glenohumeral ligaments (espciallyt he anterior, and sometimes also the posterior band) provideds the general stability of you GH (shoulder joint.) ONCE SOMETHIGN IS LOOSE inthe capsular and ligamentus level, there is NO GOING back. Dependending on your individual case, rehab may not help that much.

    In general you need to do alot of scapular stabilization and external rotation strenthening and avoid Gh extension and internal rotation, unless you have posterior instead of anterior impingement syndrome, yo do not need to strengthen the external rotators.

    Shoulders are VERy complex and facinating cases. If you give me more details, I can hlep you with more info.
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    Mar 16, 2007 9:51 AM GMT
    Opps srry, i meant to say if you have only anterior impingement from Gh laxity secondary impingment, not primary structural), you do not need to perofrm internal rotaiton exercises...
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    Mar 16, 2007 9:53 AM GMT
    Soft tissue also works but if youare very loose inthe Gh joint you may indeed need surgery...

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    Apr 02, 2008 5:05 PM GMT
    How long ago did this happen?