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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. ...Read more
Yes, very common: You describe a shoulder subluxation, whereby the shoulder joint transiently moves out of place enough to give a sensation of pain (sometimes) and discomfort. A shoulder that slips out of place and requires a healthcare provider to relocate the joint is call a shoulder dislocation. Shoulder subluxations are much more common than actual dislocations. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
This is my 6th month after my shoulder dislocated. Can I perform bodyweight parallel dips and chin-ups?
Maybe maybe not:
Start out slowly and do not reinjure the shoulder
by 6 mo it should be pretty well healed but a 6 mo time out of exercise will mean you need to gradually ramp up your activity
once dislocated there is always an increased risk of redislcoation. ...Read more
Is it possible to do heavy or light workout/gyming with dislocated shoulder? Dislocated my 3 - 5 time? Please suggest
Can I go to gym my shoulder dislocated long time ago? And what kind of exercise should I do if I go to gym please leave some pic?
This depends if your: Shoulder was ever reduced or if if is unstable at this time. However, cardiovascular exercises such as a stairmaster, elliptical machine, exercise bike or treadmill should be fine. Weight machines should be fine unless they put your shoulder at risk by overhead maneuvers which would be more of a risk with free weights if lifted higher than your chest. You can see an orthopedist or physiatrist ...Read more
Can someone explain connective tissue disorders? I'm hypermobile in most of my joints and my shoulder dislocate and sublux regularly. I need help!
You need diagnosis: Connective tissue disease may or may not apply to you. Hypermobility like you describe could be a sign of a disease such as ehlos danlos syndrome, Marfan's syndrome, benign hypermobility syndrome. You should see a doctor who deals with these disorders to determine if there is anything to be concerned about. The primary treatment for the most common causes of your symptoms is physical therapy. ...Read more
Went to chiropractor adjusted upper back was major pain and loud crunch, not the usual sound. Since have lump under shoulder dislocate possible?
Anterior (Forward): Anterior dislocations, where the ball or top of the humerus dislocates forward is by far the most common form of instability or direction of the dislocation. Next is posterior where the ball of the shoulder goes back and then there are shoulders that can dislocate in many different directions... Or multi-directional instability. ...Read more
Suggestion: Assuming that you suffer from anterior dislocations, I would recommend physical therapy. Also, concentrate on the exercises for shoulder... If you are doing push-ups avoid going deeper than 90 degrees at the elbow since this will put your shoulder in a vulnerable position for dislocation. Avoid tricep dips for sure! If conservative treatments do not work, you may need surgery. ...Read more
hurt shoulder bout a week ago. Pain only decreased a little. Would I know if my shoulder is dislocated? Could it just be a bruise bc I can move it?
Likely strain injury: Because you can move your shoulder, it is not dislocated. You may have strained or bruised your outer deltoid muscles or deeper rotator cuff muscles. You can also sprain the capsule of both the actual shoulder joint or the acromioclavicular (AC) joint. Decreasing pain and improving motion suggests a mild self-limiting injury. If pain persists past 2-3 weeks, seek formal evaluation. ...Read more
I swatted something in the air, and I heard a crack in my arm and my shoulder was dislocated, I moved it back into place now its fine, but cracks?
Aching neck (not stiff) In some mornings, Not all. Lasts an entire day. Pain radiates a little. Left Shoulder recently dislocated. What could it be?
Injury to neck: Any injury severe enough to dislocate a shoulder could certainly cause injury to the neck. Because the shoulder dislocation is very painful, the neck injury symptoms might be over looked. That is why when we examine someone for a shoulder injury we also SHOULD examine the neck (as the 2 are very intimately related). And vice versa. Please see your doctor re your neck symptoms. ...Read more
My shoulder gets dislocated every time my brain functions fast and I get dizzy and collapse for sometime, what's wrong with me?
I've shoulder dislocation with humerus fracture, I alreeady pass the surgery for 2 weeks, but now I feel the shoulder become dislocated again, help?
See your surgeon: You need to follow up with your surgeon, who will probably check x-rays to make sure everything is in the proper place. ...Read more
Shoulder dislocation: Anteriorly (out the front).Get a more detailed answer ›
See an Orthpedic sur: You might not be dislocated but might slide partially in and out or subluxed. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Depends....: The treatment of shoulder dislocations is based on whether or not it is recurrent (more than one dislocation) and why it dislocated. Some shoulders dislocate because the ligaments are loose, and some because the ligaments or "labrum" is torn. Some people are treated with physical therapy, and some need to consider surgery. ...Read more
See orthopedist: Initially rest it and avoid painful maneuvers especially the throwing position. You may use a sling for a few weeks if desired. Gradually, your activity level can be increased with a supervised rehab. Program. Discuss definitive treatment with a sports orthopedist to determine your options. Surgical and non-surgical treatment options are supported for a first time dislocator. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on many factors that you should go over in detail with a sports medicine or shoulder surgeon. How loose your ligaments are, your activity level, age, previous dislocations, and athletic involvement all help to determine your risk of having additional pain or dislocations. You may or may not decide upon surgery after such a discussion. ...Read more
Ice.: Ice the shoulder 3-5 times per day, for 20 minutes at a time. Also, take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. You may use a sling for a few days for comfort, but no longer than that. ...Read more