Physical Therapy in Bloomfield, NJ

Do you live in the Bloomfield, NJ, area and have been diagnosed with a shoulder dislocation? Look no further than Pro Staff Physical Therapy. We have a convenient location in Montclair, NJ, to help meet all your shoulder needs. We specialize in treating all types of dislocations and any injury that may have occurred because of it. Our team believes in treating our patients beyond the initial symptoms and conditions. We hope to help you recover as quickly as possible while helping you achieve all your future movement goals.

What Causes a Shoulder Dislocation?

Physical Therapy in Bloomfield, NJA shoulder dislocation happens when the humerus dislocates away from the shoulder joint. This can be through a specific trauma, such as a car crash or a sports-related injury.

Every shoulder is a little different in how much internal stability it has. For some people with more joint movement, shoulder subluxation or dislocation can happen more easily. When a dislocation occurs, there is a great risk of tears in both the muscle and ligaments that surround the joint. There is also a chance of a fracture, depending on the nature of the injury. When working with a physical therapist, you can identify areas of weakness or excess mobility within the shoulder and learn how to improve them based on your specific movement goals. We will also help you come up with exercises to help prevent dislocation from happening again.

Common Symptoms of a Shoulder Dislocation

  • All movements of the shoulder are limited and often painful
  • Swelling and deformity of the shoulder joint
  • Pain with sleeping on the affected side
  • Decreased strength of the entire upper extremity secondary to pain

How to Treat a Shoulder Dislocation

After the initial shoulder dislocation, it is essential to know the extent of the injury and what other tissue may be involved. In some instances, surgery may be necessary to fix the dislocation.

After the initial healing process of the shoulder, it will be important to introduce movement back into the shoulder joint slowly. This will involve specific exercises to strengthen the muscles around the shoulder and manual therapy to reduce pain and improve range of motion.

We will work with you on keeping your shoulder mobile through manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and movement-specific re-education. The physical therapists at Pro Staff Physical Therapy will help you along the way to better understand what is going on in your shoulder and why it is essential to heal it properly.

When to See a PT for a Shoulder Dislocation

After a shoulder dislocation, it will be necessary first to have shoulder imaging to determine the extent of any further damage. Seeing a physical therapist early in your recovery can help you regain movement and strength faster. We will work with your physician to determine the best course of care based on your shoulder.

Get Started Today

The Pro Staff Physical Therapy team are experts in shoulder dislocation recovery. We hope to help the Bloomfield, NJ, community with all their movement-specific needs. If you are recovering from a shoulder dislocation, check out our Montclair location. Contact our office at 973-680-8390 to schedule an appointment today.



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