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Frequent shoulder dislocations. Severe pain. On physical therapy. Need to go to emergency? Treatment options other than surgery?

I have had a problem with my shoulder for years- I have done physical therapy and at times my shoulder dislocates. Recently I have been in a lot of pain where I can barely move my arms and I have gone to my doctor which pretty much stated that its out of her hands and can t help me. I have state insurance so nobody really wants to see me or touch me. Since nobody will help me- am I better off going to the er and have them do tests and treat me for my pain? I have elected not to do a surgery that shaves down my bones so they fit in the shoulder socket so what are my next options?
Asked On : Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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From history it seems that you might be having sublaxation of shoulder joint giving rise to recurrent dislocation.
This might be due to lax shoulder muscles.
In this case Arthroscopic surgery may need.
consult orthopedic surgeon and get examined.
Ask about alternative to surgery like strengthening shoulder muscle exercises etc.
Meanwhile avoid full joint movement to prevent recurrence.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Sun, 8 Sep 2013
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