Elbow joint dislocation

Posted by jameswilliam @jameswilliam, Dec 5, 2022

I dislocated my elbow few weeks ago, and the swelling is gradually reducing. but my elbow joint seems kind of locked,i can't raise up my elbow fully,please is it a sign of healing process?

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@jameswilliam After a dislocation, it is sometimes necessary to seek out some physical therapy to get back full use of your arm.
Can you call your doctor and ask for a referral? It could be a matter of a visit to evaluate and get you started with home exercises, then maybe a follow-up or two to check progress and maybe add some strength training.Sue

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Thanks a lot for your advice

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@jameswilliam After a dislocation, it is sometimes necessary to seek out some physical therapy to get back full use of your arm.
Can you call your doctor and ask for a referral? It could be a matter of a visit to evaluate and get you started with home exercises, then maybe a follow-up or two to check progress and maybe add some strength training.Sue

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Thanks a lot for your help and advice would try and reach out to my doctor.

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Connected muscles are so important for joints… great advice. You didn't say how the dislocation happened. I would just ask if you are and have always been very flexible? If you are I would also ask your Dr. about inherited joint structure that can allow joints to hyper extend. It is called hEDS and people who inherited that structure can both be extremely flexible which can allow joint to dislocate or sometimes 'sublux', which is partially dislocate. All of which means being careful not to continually do movements that initiate that joint hypermobility and to maintain the ligaments and muscles that hold the joints in place. The Mayo Clinic is one of the few places that understand this condition.

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