A dislocated shoulder occurs when the top of the bone of your upper arm (humerus) comes out of the socket in your shoulder (scapula). This can be a partial or complete dislocation.
A dislocated shoulder can result from a variety of situations that involve impact to the shoulder.
Common causes of dislocated shoulders include:
Athletes at risk of shoulder dislocations include:
Without proper and thorough rehab, you risk another shoulder dislocation.
Trained physical therapists at UPMC Sports Medicine can provide rehab and help you get back in the game after a partial or complete shoulder dislocation.
To make an appointment or learn more about shoulder dislocation, contact UPMC Sports Medicine at 1-855-93-SPORT (77678).
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When a shoulder dislocation occurs, the first symptom is an immediate and strong pain.
You may also have other symptoms such as:
In the event of a partial or complete shoulder dislocation, you should consult a medical expert right away to diagnose the injury.
During the appointment, the doctor will assess your shoulder and symptoms.
He or she may order an imaging test to confirm severity of the shoulder dislocation.
To make an appointment or learn more about dislocated shoulder symptoms, contact UPMC Sports Medicine at 1-855-93-SPORT (77678).
Treatment for a dislocated shoulder includes:
To prevent re-injury, begin a regimen of strengthening exercises and use the proper equipment for the sport.
Recovery time will depend on dislocated shoulder symptoms and severity of the injury.
To make an appointment for dislocated shoulder treatment, contact UPMC Sports Medicine at 1-855-93-SPORT (77678).
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