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A 21-year-old female asked:

I injured my shoulder at gymnastics today, felt heavy after i done it and now it hurts to move, very limited movements, could i have dislocated it?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Subluxation likely: Assuming in gymnastics your arm was likely outstretched and potentially externally rotated, subluxation (transient dislocation) of the glenohumeral (shoulder) joint is definitely one of the more likely injuries. Your sense of heaviness relates to pressure on the underlying nerves heading from neck down toward arm past the shoulder joint. Orthopaedic evaluation is warranted to avoid further injury.
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