What is Shoulder Instability treatment?
Having shoulder dislocation that causes shoulder instability? Looking for shoulder instability treatment? A dislocated shoulder occurs when the humerus separates from the scapula at the glenohumeral joint.
Shoulder instability means that the shoulder joint is too loose and is able to slide around too much in the socket. In some cases, the unstable shoulder actually slips out of the socket. If the shoulder slips completely out of the socket, it has become dislocated. If not treated, instability can lead to arthritis of the shoulder joint.
How is Shoulder Dislocation Diagnosed?
Diagnosis includes physical examination where there is a significant pain, which can sometimes be felt past the shoulder, along the arm. The person is unable to move the arm from its current position, there is associated numbness of the arm and a visibly displaced shoulder.
What Are The Causes?
A common cause is due to injury to the shoulder during a fall or a sports related injury. Other causes may include very lax or hyper mobile joints.
Shoulder instability can occur whenever the labrum is torn or peeled off of the glenoid. This can occur after a shoulder dislocation, shoulder trauma or as a result of repetitive motion (like throwing a baseball).
What Are The Shoulder Instability Treatments?
Shoulder instability can be treated using nonsurgical methods, including activity modification, anti-inflammatory medication, and physical therapy. However, surgery may be necessary to repair torn or stretched ligaments within your joint so that they can better hold your joint in place.
A surgical procedure of closed reduction is usually done to return the shoulder to its normal position.
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