A member asked:

Are muscle spasms and finger swelling normal after shoulder dislocation?

3 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. G Jason Hunt answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

It is common after an acute shoulder dislocation to have swelling and muscle spasms. Persistent swelling or muscle spasms need to be evaluated.

Answered Oct 3, 2016



Still have questions?

Get the best care from a doctor who knows you.

Book a Video Appointment
Sponsor Content
Dr. John Evans answered

Specializes in Hand Surgery

Generally a shoulder dislocation affects only the shoulder. If you are having other pains down the arm, you may have stretched some nerves during the dislocation. This can cause spasms and swelling.

Answered Jul 19, 2019


Dr. Joe Wilkinson answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

The entire extremity can swell after a shoulder dislocation and it can also cause some muscle spasm around the same shoulder.

Answered Sep 28, 2016



Related Questions

Online Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients

$44 video appointments available today with a membership as low as $15/month

Book a Video Appointment
Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question

Meet your new favorite doctor