What to do when shoulder pops out of socket?

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    Apr 16, 2013 1:23 AM GMT
    I'm working on bulking up my muscles and today I was doing include dumbbell bench presses with 2 50 pound dumbbells. I had alot on my mind and wasnt paying attention to form when all of a sudden my arm started twisting and felt like when u snap a chicken leg off of a thigh. Anyhow luckily it didn't totally dislocate but i definitely hurt myself.

    Do you guys have any tips to get back on track? I know its going to be sore for a while but I don't want to just give up.

    Thanks
    Mikey
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    Apr 16, 2013 4:14 AM GMT
    Go see a physician before you lift any more weights. Seriously. Shoulder and knee issues can get much worse, real fast. And they take an incredibly long time to heal.
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    Apr 16, 2013 4:29 AM GMT
    How do you even do that during a dumbbell press? Either you're using way too much weight or you're letting it go down far too much.
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    Apr 16, 2013 9:16 AM GMT
    Go to a doctor, dumbass. No one online qualifies.
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    Apr 16, 2013 9:47 AM GMT
    See your doctor immediately! Do not take medical advice from a website for any serious injury.
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    Apr 16, 2013 11:26 AM GMT
    Pop the other one out and then flail about proclaiming you're the first living human rag doll!!!
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    Apr 16, 2013 1:42 PM GMT
    Scream like a MF!lol
  • joxguy

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    Apr 16, 2013 1:48 PM GMT
    Go to the doctor and he will get you setup with rehab and there are exercises to do to help tighten the joint back up.
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    Apr 16, 2013 2:50 PM GMT
    Can't agree more. Go see your Sports Doctor.
    First he will assess if you have been suffering from joint instability or if you actually just had an acute shoulder dislocation.
    Even if the shoulder falls 'back in place quickly' it must be assesed due to various reasons:
    1. The Shoulder is the most unstable joint in the body (thus allowing for such an incredible range of motion)
    2. Part of its movement derives from the existence of a labrum (imagine a suction cup holding the ball of the humerus in place together with the tendons), thet labrum may now be partially torn.
    3. A second and third shoulder dislocation without rehab will only increase the chances of you requiring surgery.

    Therefore, don't stop to ask, act!
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    Apr 16, 2013 2:54 PM GMT
    Agreed. Go to the sports doctor - preferably an orthopedist. Then at least you'll know what the problem is.

    I know from experience that shoulder injuries can be worse than you think they are - or extremely extremely painful, but resolved fairly quickly with treatment and physical therapy. You can't tell which by yourself.
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    Apr 16, 2013 4:54 PM GMT
    Gotta agree. Go see a medical professional.

    Hurt my back earlier this year and got examined the same day. Glad I did. It probably saved me from a more severe injury If I had waited and continued trying to lift.
  • nefficles

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    Apr 16, 2013 5:13 PM GMT
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