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How long does it take to recover from a dislocated shoulder?
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While the humerus just popping out of its joint can sound less serious, a dislocation actually takes some time to recover from. Most shoulders can take up to 12 to 16 weeks to recover. This is because ligaments and muscles around the shoulder could have been overstretched.

During the recovery period, physicians can prescribe some light exercises to keep your muscles from weakening because of immobility.

Whatever you do, don’t rush the healing process. Patients, especially athletes, should lightly ease back into their sports. No hard training or pushing limits until your shoulder feels completely normal again, or is as strong as your other shoulder.

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