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Shoulder dislocation and its treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   Is it normal to have doubness with the whole are from a shoulder sprain ?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXXX here
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Doubness?
User :   From my elbow down its Numb
Doctor :   Plz be clear doubness???
User :   I mean Numb
Doctor :   Ok
User :   From my elbow to my fingers it is numb
Doctor :   Did you sleep on one side or rest for long in single side
User :   I had previously seperated my shoulder -- no I fell on my shoulder
Doctor :   Numbness is associted with sprain
Doctor :   its more related to compression of nerves
User :   I had the same feeling when I had seperated my shoulder -- is it possible I have done this again
Doctor :   You mean dislocation
User :   Yes
Doctor :   It then possible
Doctor :   Let me ask some to questions to confirm
User :   okay
Doctor :   Are you able to fold both your arms and touch the opposite shoulder
Doctor :   from the front
User :   No
Doctor :   Then most probably you have got your shoulder dislocated
Doctor :   Did you carry any heacvy weight'
User :   My baby -- but I feel on it last night
Doctor :   Did you twist a lot while try to play with your baby'
Doctor :   Your age?
User :   I am 27 and had a previous injury to it -- we were going up a slide last night and the baby fell on top of my shoulder
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do yoiu have the shoulder sling right now
Doctor :   'Plz do wear it
Doctor :   And asap plz visit the hospital to get the shoulder repaired
Doctor :   Longstanding cases will leasd to nerve injury
Doctor :   Frozen shoulder
User :   I went to the doctors he said it is a sprain and will heal on its own but I dont agree
Doctor :   See the first typical sign in shoulder dislocation is unable to touch opposite shoulders
Doctor :   plz get an x ray done to confirm the diagnosis
User :   Okay
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
Doctor :   And one last advise plz wear a strap supporting the affected shoulder
Doctor :   And avoid movements
User :   no thank you & ok
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   wishing you speedy recovery
Doctor :   Bye for now
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