Shoulder Dislocation and Instability

About Shoulder Dislocation and Instability

The shoulder joint is the most movable joint in our body. It helps us to lift our arms, it helps us in external rotation and as well as acts as an internal rotator and to reach up over our head. It can turn in many directions. This greater range of motion, however, can cause instability.

Shoulder dislocation and instability happens 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.

Due to shoulder dislocation, it is unsafe to move the shoulder again and again. When the shoulder is loose and slips out of place repeatedly, it is called chronic shoulder 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
Colored X-ray of 'Shoulder Dislocation and Instability'

Shoulder Dislocation Treatments in NJ

Instability of the shoulder can be treated by non-surgical treatment options like

  • Apply ice on the shoulder several times
  • Activity modification
  • Pain medication
  • Strengthening Exercises
  • Immobilization
  • Physical therapy
  • Scapular Manipulation
  • External Rotation


Physical therapist recommends shoulder dislocation exercise to strengthen the shoulder muscles. Shoulder joint replacement can also be done by surgery.

Complete Medical Wellness is the best medical center that has been providing the most effective shoulder dislocation treatments. Our dedication to the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic shoulder conditions enables CMW to be one of the most experienced orthopedic surgeons in NJ.


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