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Options for Shoulder Treatment NYC – All Testing Done on Site

Posted on Wed, Aug 14, 2013 @ 11:08 AM

Options for Shoulder Treatment NYC – All Testing Done on Site 

There are a variety of shoulder injuries and each one requires a different treatment. Shoulder treatment options depend largely on the underlying cause of the injury and symptoms. Often, testing is done on-site to determine how serious the injury is. Below are a few examples of the treatment options that are often recommended by physicians.

Dislocated Shoulder – If a person experiences a dislocation in his shoulder (the ball comes out of the shoulder socket), it is imperative that he visits his doctor as soon as possible. Once he consults the doctor, she will position the ball of the humerus back into the socket. This particular procedure is known as a reduction.

Soon after a reduction is done, the patient will be advised to rest his arm by wearing a shoulder treatment nyc supportive bandage for several weeks. There may also be some medication prescribed by the doctor to help relieve the pain and swelling. Additionally, a physiotherapist will be introduced to the patient to help him regain the strength in his shoulder muscles.

Torn Rotator Cuff – A torn rotator cuff can be extremely painful and it often occurs during contact sports, such as rugby or football. Even if a patient incurs a small tear in his rotator cuff, it can eventually become larger, especially if it is left untreated.

Rotator cuff tears can be treated in a number of ways, depending on how serious the tears are. Treatment options for small tears include using ice and heat packs, painkillers, anti-inflammatory drugs, and/or steroid injections. Nonetheless, if the tear is severe, surgery could be necessary. An orthopedic surgeon will perform the surgery by repairing the torn rotator cuff.

After surgery, the patient is required to attend rehabilitation. Physical therapy may last approximately 6 to 12 months and the ability to regain strength and mobility depends solely on how determined he is to make excellent progress.

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