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[RC] Sidelined - Bruce Weary

Hi Valerie--
I have a saying that I often tell my patients: "I recommend treatment as if time and money were no object." By that I mean I recommend optimal treatment, and then
discuss alternatives, if those aren't possible for the patient to follow. You need an MRI, and now, to evaluate that shoulder. DO NOT have any manipulation done to that
shoulder until it is ascertained what the damage is and if the joint is stable. If you have indeed torn ligaments, manipulating the shoulder is the WRONG thing to do, and may
cause more harm. There is a difference between what is commonly called a shoulder "separation" and a "dislocation." Both are serious enough to warrant clear diagnosis
through imaging (MRI) and most probably rehab. Your injury certainly does not sound like on that will simply heal with time. Good luck with your recovery. Bruce Weary


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