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About Shoulder Dislocation and Instability
The shoulder joint is the most movable joint in our body. It helps us to lift our arms. Shoulder dislocation and instability manifests when the head of the upper arm bone is forced out of the shoulder socket. This happens due to a sudden injury or from over-usage.

What are the Symptoms of Shoulder Dislocation and Instability?
Common signs of a dislocated shoulder are:

  • Swelling.
  • Tingling and Bruising.
  • Intense shoulder pain.
  • Inability to move the arm.
  • Numbness and weakness in your arm.
  • Muscle spasm in your shoulders.

 

What are different Treatment Options for Shoulder Dislocation and Instability?
Instability of the shoulder can be treated by non-surgical treatment options like:

  • Activity modification.
  • Pain medication.
  • Strengthening Exercises.
  • Immobilization.
  • Physical therapy.
  • Scapular Manipulation.
  • External Rotation.

 

Surgical Treatment for Shoulder Instability
At Complete Medical Wellness, there are several surgical options at the orthopedic specialists’ disposal. They include:

  • Minimally-invasive arthroscopic shoulder surgery.
  • Capsular Shift.
  • Labral Repair.
  • Latarjet-Bristow Procedure.

 

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FAQ’S

Can Shoulder Instability Heal on Its Own?

  • In case of severe pain, your specialist may ask you to take anti-inflammatory medications to alleviate pain.
  • Minor shoulder dislocation injuries may heal on their own, while severe injuries may require surgery.

Why Does My Shoulder Keep Dislocating?

  • The shoulder dislocation may occur as a result of a serious injury or a traumatic incident.
  • The dislocation of the shoulder may further lead to its temporary or permanent instability.

What Is the Fastest Way to Recover From a Dislocated Shoulder?

Some tips can help you a lot in recovering timely from a dislocated shoulder. These may include:

  • Applying ice on the shoulder so as to reduce inflammation and swelling while relieving the pain.
  • Wearing a sling can help in reducing mobility, thus fastening the healing process.
  • In case of severe pain, your specialist may ask you to take anti-inflammatory medications to alleviate pain.

Is Shoulder Separation Worse Than Dislocation?

  • The shoulder separation and dislocation are common medical conditions.
  • It all depends on the location of the shoulder where the injury has occurred.
  • Shoulder dislocation is a very serious medical condition that becomes a reason for severe pain.

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