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A 34-year-old member asked:

Why did my shoulder dislocate so easy? what can i do to strengthen it?

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Dr. Daniel Mass
Hand Surgery 46 years experience
Depends: If this is the first dislocation and there was trauma. See a physical therapist for exercises but first see an Orthopaedic surgeon. If you have had recurrent dislocations with out trauma this may be physiological. Otherwise you need to have stabilization surgery.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

For what reason did my shoulder dislocate so easy?

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: If you've had any previous injuries to your shoulder, you may have a damaged joint or supporting soft tissues which make you more susceptible. Alternatively, there are patients with abnormal flexibility in their soft tissues who will dislocate more easily. Either way, there are treatments that can help, all the way up to surgery, so see a physician if this is a persistent problem.

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