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seperated sholder

I have a reoccuring, seperated sholder. It has happend several times and becoming more frequent. My sholder is pulling out when resistance is put in a motion towards my back, and my elbow is usually above my sholder. The seperation feels like it pops out to my sholder blade. Is there any way to stregthen that area?Is there anything I can do to help the healing? Thankyou for your time and any help you can give me.Andy

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Exercises for Broken Heel

Can you recommend any exercises to loosen the joint / muscles that are inevitable after a broken heel has healed in a cast for 6 weeks? Never broke a bone – have no idea what I’m in for …

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tibia palteau fracture

i had surgery 4 weeks ago. 4 screws were put in my leg. I have been told non weight bearing for 6 wks. I am in pt. now. what would suggest.

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Shoulder Injury

My son injured his shoulder when he dove head first into third base and the third baseman accidentally drove his knee into the back on my son’s left shoulder.
His arm was extended.
My son said it felt as though the shoulder dislocated and popped back into place.
He was in a lot of pain. Xrays at the hospital showed the shoulder was back in place, so a reduction was unnecessary.
The MD said, because the shoulder was back in place without a reduction, this was not a dislocation.
The MD said it was something less, I think he called it a partial subluxation.
If it had been dislocated, the MD said he would have recommended surgery. But because it was not dislocated, he said my son should not need surgery.
What do you think? My son is 16 years old.
I am concerned he will have an unstable shoulder without surgery.

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therapy for broken index finger

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What kind of therapy can I do to loosen up my finger… I am recovering from a break a month ago and I have had surgery and I am away from a cast and splint for the 1st time….any exercises or drills you suggest???

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my arms hurt and awake numb and painful

from the center of my upper back down my arms I hurt bad, I can sleep with the pain and also I awake feeling like I’ve been beat up and my arms are numb and hands but still hurt help

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Thumb

I cannot bend my thumb at the joint. I want to know if there is anything that can be done without getting surgery.
i would really appreciate any help you can give me thanks so much

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ligiments in the ankle

I was recently in a snowmobile accident. I injured my lower leg quite severely. When I arrived at the hospital, the outside, front, impact zone was swollen out about 2 inches from my shin bone. It ha been about a week since the accident. I continue to have severe acute pain in my leg. My calf and the muscels on the front of my leg are very tense, adn always very sore. I still have some swelling on my foot and the front of my leg, in a small oval shape. Any suggestions for therapy, or what I should do would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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Knee injury

While standing on a chair to loosen a vertical blind, three months ago, I fell onto my concrete patio. I remember a popping noise as I hit the ground. Both knees were injured, primarily my right, which began to swell to twice its size within 30 minutes of the fall.After a trip to an emergency clinic, a brace was placed on my knee for support. At that time, walking was impossible because of the severe pain.
The doctor took x-rays and found no fracture. I followed up, three days later, by going to the hospital emergency room and was advised that there was probably internal damage to the knee – specifically the ligament and/or the meniscus.
The brace was changed to a static model, which I was advised to wear for 24 hours per day for the following three weeks, at which time I was to see an orthopedist.Following my visit to the surgeon’s office I was advised that, unless an MRI and surgery were performed, my knee would continue to be unstable and that the knee could ‘give out’ while performing my day-to-day activities.Because the knee is still weak, and the muscles atrophied somewhat, the knee ‘collapses’ from time-to-time, and I find it impossible to strengthen the muscles, as I used to prior to the accident, by walking regularly.Please advise if there are any exercises I can perform that will assist me in strengthening the muscles in the legs/knees that will give me the support I need. Thank you so much.

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RIGHT KNEE PROBLEMS

ABOUT 1 1/2 YEARS AGO I HAD SURGERY FOR TEARING MY MEDIAL MANISCUS THE DOCTOR REMOVED A PIECE OF CARTLEGE AND I DID SOME REHAB. MY KNEE REALLY HAS NEVER RECOVERED I HAD I DRAINED TWICE JUST AFTER THE SURGERY AND EVER SINCE THEN IT HAS BEEN GIVING ME PROBLEMS LIKE SWELLING AND EXTREME STIFFNESS AND PAIN. THE DOCTOR DID TELL ME THAT I HAD A LITTLE ARTHRITIS IN THE KNEE, JUST RECENTLY I STARTED HAVING SEVERE PAIN IN MY KNEE ESPECIALLY WHEN I TRY TO EXTEND IT STRAIGHT OUT FROM THE BENT POSITION I PLAY SOFTBALL AND HAVE STOPPED PLAYING BASKETBALL I DO NOT REMEMBER HURTING THE KNEE OR ANYTHING BUT LAST NIGHT I COULD BARLEY WALK ON IT AND IT WAS EXTREMLY STIFF PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK THIS COULD BE AND IF I SHOULD SCHEDULE A APPOINTMENT. THANKS ROBERT

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