Multidirectional Instability Signs and Symptoms

Date 2007/5/2 15:20:00 | Topic: Shoulder

Signs of ligamentous laxity are present. Pain and weakness are present in the shoulder that subluxes (partially moves out of joint) forward, backward, or downward. A positive “sulcus sign” is present on examination by a medical professional.
Most patients respond well with physical therapy. Rarely surgery is indicated because it is hard to stabilize the shoulder in all directions.

Possible Treatments
Aerobic/Endurance Exercise
Active Assistive Range of Motion (AAROM)
Cryotherapy or Cold Therapy
Core Strengthening
Electrotherapeutic Modalities
Progressive Resistive Exercises (PRE)
Passive Range of Motion (PROM)
Proprioception Exercises
Physical Agents

Possible Treatment Goals
Decrease Risk of Reoccurrence
Improve Fitness
Improve Function
Improve Muscle Strength and Power
Improve Proprioception
Self-care of Symptoms
Improve Safety
Improve Tolerance for Prolonged Activities
Improve Wound Healing

This article comes from Chicago Rehabilitation Services, Inc. - Physical Therapy

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