Shoulder dislocation is a common injury in which your upper arm bone pops out of the cup-shaped socket that’s part of your shoulder blade. The shoulder is the body’s most mobile joint, which makes it susceptible to dislocation with dislocations commonly occurring in a forward and/ or downward direction. Shoulder dislocation can be partial, where the ball is only partially out of the socket & Shoulder dislocation can also be a full dislocation, where the ball is completely out of the socket. Therefore the recovery process of a shoulder dislocation depends on the cause and the severity of the dislocation.
Shoulders are one of the most movable joints in your body & also the most frequently dislocated joints. As it moves in several directions, your shoulder can dislocate forward, backward or downward, completely or partially. A dislocated shoulder may be caused by:
• Sports injuries
• Accident or trauma
• Electric shocks
• A visibly deformed or out-of-place shoulder
• Swelling or bruising of your shoulder
• Intense shoulder pain
• Inability or trouble to move the arm
• Numbness and/or weakness in your arm, neck, hand, or fingers
• Trouble moving your arm
• Muscle spasms in your shoulder
• Tearing of the muscles, ligaments and tendons that reinforce your shoulder joint
• Nerve or blood vessel damage in or around your shoulder joint
• Shoulder instability, especially if you have a severe dislocation or repeated dislocations, which makes you more prone to re-injury.
• If you stretch or tear ligaments or tendons in your shoulder or damage nerves or blood vessels around your shoulder joint, you may need surgery to repair these tissues.
Physical therapy at SOS PHYSIO
Shoulder dislocations can be prevented with the help of a physical therapist who can help you gain proper shoulder stability and muscle strength around the shoulder blade, joint and capsule. SOS PHYSIO’s physical therapists are experienced in treating people with musculoskeletal problems, have advanced knowledge, experience, and skills that majority of patients see a significant improvement after a few weeks of physical therapy in shoulder dislocation. There are many physical therapy treatments such as Manual therapy, Active Release Techniques (ART) are found to be very effective in treating this type of disorder.
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