Post Dislocated Shoulder

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    Aug 29, 2014 2:34 AM GMT
    Hey guys,

    So a few weeks ago I dislocated my shoulder pretty bad. I was in a sling for a couple weeks, but since then I've been able to maintain leg day and cardio training. I slowly started lifting light dumbells to test my shoulder. I didn't feel any discomfort. Now, I'm able to lift a good amount of weight but of course, my left shoulder becomes fatigued very fast and I have to stop. I haven't attemped bench press or anything overhead (my tri's are pretty sad these days) because of the risk of pulling it out again.

    I know a dislocated shoulder is a pretty common injury, and wanted to know what the best method of approach is to developing those shoulder muscles and avoiding another (very possible) dislocation, while being able to work my upper body again.

    And btw, I'm brand new to the forum, so feel free to say hi icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 29, 2014 2:47 AM GMT
    It depends on the type and severity of dislocation. Better give some rest and let your shoulder regain its full strength. It may take about 1-2m

    BTW, taking out the sling doesn't mean you're good to go, but more like your shoulder can support itself now. Just saying.

    Have you considered asking your doctor about this? What did he/she said?

    And BTW, Hey! Welcome to RJ forum, good to see new people around here. icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 29, 2014 4:40 PM GMT
    As someone who has dislocated his left shoulder multiple times, the first time in 1983 and the last in 2001.

    When you say 'severely' did the dislocation reduce itself i.e. pop back in, or was it necessary to have a doctor reduce it? If you were treated by a physician I'm sure he/she recommended that you see an orthopedist. Do so.

    If it was a severe dislocation then physical therapy is needed. It would take 6 to 8 weeks of therapy for me to regain normal usage, and more time to get strength back. To this day there are lifts that I cannot perform, or have to do very carefully using strict form and light weights.

    The shoulder is probably the most complex joint in the human body because of the ranges of motion involved. When you dislocate it the muscles and connective tissues can stretch and even tear. You do not want to be subjecting it to additional stress until it is healed properly, and then in a limited manner to begin with. Permanent damage can result otherwise.

    See a doctor!