Are you suffering from symptoms of Shoulder Dislocation?

The Omaha Elbow & Shoulder Specialists at MD West ONE can properly diagnose and treat Shoulder Dislocation through non-surgical and surgical treatments. If you have the following symptoms, you may want to make an appointment with one of our Board Certified Specialists.

Whether you are experiencing an anterior shoulder dislocation or a posterior shoulder dislocation, the most common symptom is pain. You may not be able to move your arm. Your dislocated shoulder may swell or bruise, and you may see a bump under your skin where the ball has shifted.

Dislocated shoulder symptoms may also include;

  • Swelling or bruising
  • Weakness, or the inability to move the joint
  • Numbness
  • Muscle spasms

Meet MD West ONE's orthopedic specialists and learn more about how they treat Shoulder Dislocation...

Shoulder Dislocation: Non-surgical and Surgical Treatment(s)

What is Shoulder Dislocation?

Your shoulder joint is made up of the collarbone, shoulder blade, and upper arm bone. Your shoulders are the most movable joints in the human body. The top of your upper arm bone is ball-shaped. This ball fits into a cuplike socket in your shoulder blade.

The shoulder is the most commonly dislocated joint in the body. A dislocated shoulder occurs when traumatic force moves the ball out of the socket. Depending on whether the ball has moved partially or completely out of the socket, the dislocation may be partial or full. Having a shoulder out of socket can cause considerable discomfort and instability at the shoulder joint.

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Are there any non-surgical treatments?

The first step in treating a dislocated shoulder is a procedure to restore the function of the joint. During this procedure, your doctor puts the ball of the upper arm bone back into the socket. Many people experience quick pain relief after this procedure.

Following the procedure, your doctor may recommend icing to reduce pain and inflammation. Immobilization via a brace will allow the muscles and soft tissue to heal. After a shoulder dislocation, it takes less force to dislocate it again, creating a higher risk of another dislocation.

Recovery time can vary according to your age, overall health, whether the shoulder had been injured before, and the severity of the dislocation. Steps like physical therapy may be recommended to increase flexibility and restore range of motion. Your doctor may also prescribe pain relief medication. Be mindful of these medications as they can quickly become habit-forming.

Every injury is unique and requires a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs. Book an appointment now to learn more about your dislocated shoulder treatment options.

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