The shoulder joint consists of the bones are held in place by muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Tendons are tough cords that hold the shoulder muscle tissue to bone and help move the shoulder muscles. ligaments hold the bones of the shoulder three to one another and help create a stable shoulder joint.
Anyone can experience shoulder problems men, women, children, and people of all races and ethnic backgrounds Rear, despite a shoulder problem most often seen in people older than 60 years. As you might guess, shoulder problems also commonly occur in athletes.
The most common shoulder problem is shoulder instability, a condition in which the structures surrounding the glenohumeral (shoulder) joint does not work to secure the ball in the socket. If the joint is too loose, it is most likely slide out of place, a condition called shoulder subluxation. If the joint comes completely out of place, which is called a shoulder dislocation.
Athletes can be prone to weakened or injured ligaments of the shoulder. Shoulder instability can occur as a result of prior dislocation, but can also occur from repetitive movements such as pitching, throwing or serving. Athletes can have severe instability that they routinely might dislocate their shoulder all season sport.
Type Of Shoulder Instability
- Anterior instability is the most common type of shoulder instability. In this case, the position of the most vulnerable is to play the hand and arm out and back, and away from the body.
- Posterior instability is less common. Athletes or trauma to the patient maintain strength posterior instability. However, the most common mechanism for posterior instability involuntary muscle contractions that dramatic by the shoulder (e.g. seizures).
- Multi-directional instability most often occurs when the rotator cuff muscles are weak or not functioning properly. Athletes or those who perform repetitive overhead motions are vulnerable to multi-directional instability.
How do you know if you are experiencing shoulder instability?
Some situations are obvious, such as feeling sick after a shoulder injury, or suffered a dislocated shoulder. If the shoulder joint is unstable, you may have a persistent sensation of feeling lost shoulder. You may be able to really feel that you’re going to dislocate your shoulder.
Treatment For Shoulder Instability
There are many different kinds of treatment, depending on the nature and extent of instability. The patient’s age is also a factor, as younger patients are more likely to have chronic instability. Many patients can be treated with physical therapy, although some will require surgery.
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