health conditions


Question by  hippiechickme (35)

What are realistic expectations of recovery time for a winged shoulder blade?

My doctor has told me that my injury is called a winged shoulder blade, resulting in my shoulder blade sticking out in the back, I have no idea what to expect.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Most cases of winged shoulder blade are resolved with physical therapy and strength training. How long this will take depends on the cause of the injury, your age and physical condition, and your willingness to commit to a prescribed program. Once you meet with the physical therapist, you will have a clearer picture of what to expect.


Answer by  Sabharish (1610)

It will settle down in 30 to 45 days but the strain to your shoulder should be completely avoided and a complete rest is advised.


Answer by  Shankalot (484)

This kind of injury can occur commonly when playing rough sports. The recovery time is about three weeks, although in some cases it can linger on longer. The important thing is that it is not broken or nothing has snapped. Those injuries take longer to heal and can require surgery.


Answer by  tschu (417)

Usally this can be healed by psychical therapy. However, at times sugery is neccary. The most common type of complaint with this type of injury is pain when pressure is applied to the effected area. This can happen by sitting in a chair with a back rest or attempting to lay on the back.

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