What is shoulder dislocation?
- Our body has many joints which helps in joining and moving different parts of the body (bones) in a free manner in a particular or any direction. Our shoulder joint is commonly known as ball and socket joint (movable joint) in which the round end of our arm bone (humerus), sits in a socket present in our shoulder. Due to heavy fall or injury, the arm bone comes out of this shoulder socket and the connected tissues present in the joint are either torn apart or over- stretched. Due to which a lot of pain is caused around the shoulder.
What is the normal time for a full recovery?
- Well, it varies from person to person and recovery periods depends upon a lot of factors. Its depends upon the severity and damage caused to the joint, the age of the person, whether the patient is taking proper care of the shoulder, exercise etc. Usually, a minimum of on month (4 weeks) will be required and it may also extend to 6-7 weeks. So, I suggest you should give rest to your should during the initial days (don't move your arm too much in the sling) and then under doctor advice, start doing shoulder and arm exercises. For complete recovery it will take maximum 4 months (12 weeks).
Get well soon.
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