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Why does my shoulder dislocate so easily?

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Dr. Don Buford
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Injury or congenital: There are 2 broad categories of shoulder instability. Some patients have a traumatic injury that leads to a shoulder dislocation or subluxation and sometimes recurrent instability. Other patients are born with "loose" shoulders (and often other loose joints) and may have shoulder dislocations without significant trauma. Without knowing a little more history it would be difficult to determine for u
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Ligaments: The two most common causes of recurrent shoulder dislocations are a generalized ligamentous laxity that causes instability or a specific injury to a structure in the shoulder that subsequently make the shoulder unstable.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can easily dislocate my shoulder with exercise so what should I do to stop this?

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Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
See orthopedist: Its important to diagnose the cause of dislocation. If you had an injury which now leads to your shoulder dislocating then you may likely require surgery once conservative attempts have failed. If you are a voluntary (intentionally dislocate and relocate the shoulder) dislocator then it is rare to recommend surgery to treat your problem. See an orthopedist.

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