Athletes who play sports with a lot of throwing, hitting, or swinging are highly susceptible to shoulder injuries. Learning how to care for acute shoulder injuries is important, as is learning to recognize the difference between a shoulder injury that may resolve with time and rest or one that requires surgical intervention.
If shoulder impingement pain does not go away with nonsurgical treatment, your doctor may recommend decompression surgery to remove bone tissue and increase the subacromial space.
After shoulder dislocation surgery, patients will need to address pain management and sleep positions to make the recovery process more comfortable. In addition, infection is a possible post-surgical complication, so patients should be aware of the signs.