Shoulder Instability | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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  • What is the likely cause of my shoulder instability?
  • What is the best treatment option for me? Will I need physical therapy?
  • How long before I can expect relief from my symptoms?
  • I play a sport. When can I return to my normal level of activity?
  • Is it possible that my symptoms could return?
  • Is it safe for me to exercise? What kind of exercise should I do?

Source

Shoulder Instability in Young Athletes by BL Mahaffey, M.D., and PA Smith, M.D. (American Family Physician May 15, 1999, http://www.aafp.org/afp/990515ap/2773.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 09/00

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