How can I cure the pain after shoulder dislocation and chip fracture in the elbow?
Q: I fell down two months back. Due to which I had dislocation of the shoulder and a chip fracture of the right elbow. I am undergoing physiotheraphy. But the pain is still there and I also have stiffness while stretching and flexion with restriction of 20 degrees. How long it will take to cure? Please suggest some excercies.
A:Pain disappears usually by 3 months. I will advise you the following: 1. Hot fermentation for the shoulder. 2. Gentle exercises for flexion, extension, abdomen and rotations. 3. Do overhead activities/exercises. For elbow: 1. Hot fermentation. 2. Gentle movements for the elbow flexion and extension. Forceful movements should be avoided, as this can cause myositis ossificans. These can be taken in a physiotherapy clinic.