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I have a sharp pain in my shoulder. I can dislocate it and pop it back in. What should I do?
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Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: See an orthopedist
If you can "pop" your shoulder in and out at will without any past history of injury then you may be classified as a voluntary dislocator. Generally nonoperative mangement is advised such as therapy.
However, if it becomes unbearable/painful or if you had history of injury resulting in shoulder dislocation then surgery may be an option if non-operative means have failed to control your symptoms.

In brief: See an orthopedist
If you can "pop" your shoulder in and out at will without any past history of injury then you may be classified as a voluntary dislocator. Generally nonoperative mangement is advised such as therapy.
However, if it becomes unbearable/painful or if you had history of injury resulting in shoulder dislocation then surgery may be an option if non-operative means have failed to control your symptoms.
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan
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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: See your doctor
That sounds like an issue you should see your doctor about.
Suggest you do so sooner rather than later to try to decrease your chances of long-term consequences.

In brief: See your doctor
That sounds like an issue you should see your doctor about.
Suggest you do so sooner rather than later to try to decrease your chances of long-term consequences.
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Dr. Christopher Dowd
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Dr. Adam Miner
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Heat,rest,see Ortho
While heat and rest can help, you may have recurring anterior shoulder dislocation.
This can cause progressive damage. Best to see an orthopedist and be checked out.

In brief: Heat,rest,see Ortho
While heat and rest can help, you may have recurring anterior shoulder dislocation.
This can cause progressive damage. Best to see an orthopedist and be checked out.
Dr. Adam Miner
Dr. Adam Miner
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Dr. DAVID AMOS
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Shallow shoulder suc
Same problem you have on your hip, shallow shoulder or poor shoulder support, you must see on orthopedic surgeon.

In brief: Shallow shoulder suc
Same problem you have on your hip, shallow shoulder or poor shoulder support, you must see on orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. DAVID AMOS
Dr. DAVID AMOS
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Dr. William Dailey
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Get it checked
Sounds like you need that shoulder checked.
Possibly some damage or just laxity that may need either some therapy or even surgery.

In brief: Get it checked
Sounds like you need that shoulder checked.
Possibly some damage or just laxity that may need either some therapy or even surgery.
Dr. William Dailey
Dr. William Dailey
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