Mayo Clinic Q&A: Effectively treating a separated shoulder can get you back to your active life

A few weeks ago, I was snowboarding and dislodged my collarbone. I was told I have anywhere from a grade 3 to grade 5 separation. I’ve had my arm in a sling for three weeks, as was recommended, but it’s still painful. Does this type of injury ever heal on its own, or will I need surgery?

Source: Medical Xpress

Read more

You Might Also Enjoy...

How to “Unfreeze” a Frozen Shoulder

While treatment can fast-track healing, frozen shoulder usually goes away with time—within two to four years—and sometimes pain can decrease in just a couple of days.

AC Joint Reconstruction Surgery

The goal of all surgical treatments for a shoulder separation is to restore the normal alignment of the end of the collarbone with the outer edge of the shoulder blade (the acromion)

Rehab Exercises for Shoulder Pain

Shoulder exercises can be useful in the treatment of many of the common causes of shoulder pain. These exercises are also part of the usual rehabilitation from most any shoulder surgery.