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Shoulder Dislocation

What is Shoulder Dislocation?

It occurs when the ball of your upper arm bone is forcefully pulled out of its normal position on the shoulder socket.

Can physiotherapy help people with shoulder dislocation?

Yes. Conservative treatments like physiotherapy are effective in the management of shoulder dislocation. In cases of recurrent dislocation where surgery is recommended. Active young people may also opt for surgery after a shoulder dislocation with rehabilitation afterwards under the supervision of a Physiotherapist.

What are the causes of shoulder dislocation?

  • Trauma

  • Repeated strain of the shoulder ligament

  • Genetically-related shoulder instability

How do I know if I have shoulder dislocation?

  • Shoulder pain

  • Shoulder giving out repeatedly

  • A feeling of the shoulder feeling loose, slipping in and out of the joint

  • Numbness

  • Pins and needles

  • Muscle weakness

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