Physical Therapy in Lodi, NJ
Shoulder dislocations can be a chronic issue that can cause ongoing issues with your shoulder health. If you have been diagnosed with a shoulder dislocation look no further than Pro Staff Physical Therapy.
We have a convenient location in Passaic, 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?
A 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 movement in their joints shoulder subluxation or dislocation can happen more easily. When a dislocation happens 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 will be able to identify areas of weakness or excess mobility within the shoulder and how to improve them based on your specific movement goals. We will also help you be able to come up with exercises to help prevent it 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 important to know the extent of the injury and what other tissue may be involved. In certain cases, surgery may be necessary to fix the dislocation.
After the initial healing process of the shoulder, it will be important to slowly introduce movement back into the shoulder joint. This will involve specific exercises to strengthen the muscles around the shoulder as well as manual therapy to reduce pain and improve the 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 will help you along the way to better understand what is going on in your shoulder and why it is important to heal it properly.
When to See a PT for a Shoulder Dislocation
After a shoulder dislocation, it will be important to first get imaging of the shoulder to determine the extent of any further damage. Seeing a physical therapist early in your recovery can help regain movement and strength faster.
We will work in combination with your physician to determine the best course of care based on your shoulder.
Get Started Today
The Pro Staff Physical Therapy team are expert when it comes to shoulder dislocation recovery. We hope to help our community of Lodi with all their movement-specific needs.
If you are recovering from a shoulder dislocation, come check out our Passaic location. Contact our office at 973-358-9455 to schedule an appointment today.