A 47-year-old member asked:
why does having a dislocated shoulder limit one's movement of the arm?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Rhett Griggs answered
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Stiffness, spasm, stretch and pain of the capsule, internal derangement, torn rotator cuff.
Answered on Jan 20, 2014
Dr. Charles Toman answered
17 years experience Sports Medicine
The shoulder: Is a ball and socket joint. If the ball is not in socket then it means that it is in the wrong place and moving against the wrong bone surface. Muscles tendons and ligaments are damaged or distorted so they can't work properly and the ball could be blocked from any significant movement because it is dented or pushing up against another bone.
Answered on Aug 16, 2013
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