Shoulder dislocation occurs when an injury to the upper arm bone gets dislocated of the shoulder blades cup-shaped socket. The shoulder dislocation can happen forwardly, behind, and downward; forward dislocation is the most common. It is usually excruciating, accompanied by swelling. Treatment involves rest and limiting the movement range, pain medications, and applying ice packs followed by heat application.
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Kindly review MRI taken for chronic shoulder pain.
Query: Hello doctor, I I have a chronic right shoulder pain, especially when lifting up an arm or moving arm sideways. I have discomfort when resting on my right side in bed. Also feeling a slightly loose shoulder or detached arm when rotating the arm, and the occasional feeling of nerve pinching, although... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your shoulder MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is not showing any serious concerns but there are some areas which might be causing mild pain and discomfort during movements. In the coronal images, there is likely early de... Read Full »
I have had pain and recurrent dislocations in my left shoulder. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I have a lot of pain in my left shoulder. It frequently clicks and pops and sometimes feels like it is dislocated. I have to lift it and pop it back into place every day after it makes a loud cracking noise and shifts downwards. I lift it with my right arm and push it back up until it... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. From your query, it seems like you are experiencing something similar to recurrent shoulder dislocation. It most commonly occurs due to ligament laxity of the shoulder muscles. An X-ray will not reveal anything as there... Read Full »
What can I do to heal my popped sternum?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 45 year old female. I jumped off a boat and my sternum popped. I have swelling and severe pain. I am taking Ibuprofen. It hurts to breathe and move my arms. I have a history of osteoporosis, degenerative disk disease, and scoliosis. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It can be a sterno-clavicular dislocation. If it is, then you need to lie down and push the shoulder behind. But, an orthopedic surgeon needs to reduce the dislocation. Till then wear an arm sling pouch. I suggest you continue taking Ibuprofen. And upload the X-rays a... Read Full »
Why did my shoulder get dislocated for the second time? How do I treat it?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old. I met with an accident some nine years ago which resulted in a chip fracture of the left shoulder acromion. After nine months, I had a shoulder dislocation in the same shoulder which was corrected by a bone setter at home. Recently, the same shoulder again got dis... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Shoulder dislocation in sleep and also for the second time points that you will require a surgery called arthroscopic Bankart repair. Also, shoulder dislocation can be prevented if you avoid external rotation of the arm and shoulder. A simple arm sling brace wil... Read Full »
My shoulder has slipped multiple times during sport. What do I do?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a softball player and my position is the catcher. I have been playing my position for two years and in these two years, my left shoulder has partially slipped at least 50 times or more. It has been bothering me a lot even when I am not doing anything. What do I do? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For recurrent shoulder dislocation, you need further investigation and treatment. MRI might show Hill-Sachs lesion or Bankart lesion which are injuries of the shoulder joint due to repeated dislocations. Hill-Sachs injury is a bony defect and you may need investigat... Read Full »
Can I regain the full motion of my shoulder and lift weight after few weeks of shoulder dislocation?
Query: Hello doctor, My shoulder got dislocated three weeks ago. I was suggested to use a sling. Also, I have started physiotherapy. However, my physiotherapist keeps warning me to prevent moving my shoulder. Can I regain the full motion of my shoulder? Also, can I lift weights? Is it something I should be... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. It is possible to regain a full range of movements after a dislocation. However, abduction and external rotation in the overhead position must be avoided for six weeks to three months. Also, you may not require sur... Read Full »
Kindly go through the MRI reports and suggest me a treatment for pain in the shoulders.
Query: Hello doctor, After I fell from my bike, sometimes, I have a little pain in my shoulder. I feel my shoulder is loose. I got an MRI of the shoulder done, and I am attaching the reports. Can I try physiotherapy for the pain? Or do I need to get a surgery? Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The MRI film is more helpful than a report on its own. You reported a fall from the bike a few months ago, but you describe little as to what happened immediately after the injury. I nee... Read Full »
I have numbness on the center of my shoulder near my elbow after a dislocation. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38 year old female. My height is 5 feet and 9 inches, and I weigh 130 lbs. I am a professional dancer. I dislocated my left shoulder while dancing. I had to make a move that involved throwing the arms out and across the body to the right side sharply and quickly. It popped ou... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What you described was a dislocation of the shoulder joint and a reduction on its own. When the relocation of this forearm head in the joint cavity does not happen on its own, we try to reduce it again in the joint cavity with some maneuvering, and immobilize it with ... Read Full »
Can you please comment on my MRI report?
Query: Hi doctor, I have attached my MRI scan report and I do like to get the remarks. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is a labral tear along with other ligament, muscle and tendon unit injury (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Probably, due to acute shoulder dislocation. Decision regarding surgery depends upon the clinical condition. For further information consu... Read Full »
What is the treatment for Hill-Sachs lesion?
Query: Hi doctor, I hit my shoulder a while back. Since then, my shoulder slightly turns to the side like a dislocation or something whenever I do anything strenuous like work out or swimming or hanging on to something. I can just tilt my hand and it would come back to the original position, so it is not a... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hill-Sachs lesion (humeral bone head fracture) on the MRI suggests that you had a shoulder injury and it needs treatment either non-surgically or surgically. It can only get decided after seeing the MRI images as I need to see the amount of bone and soft tissue injury in... Read Full »