Shoulder instability occurs when the shoulder joint is too loose and slides in or is forced out of the socket. This condition is usually the result of overuse, severe injury or repetitive strain. If left untreated, chronic shoulder instability can lead to more serious injury, shoulder joint pain or arthritis of the shoulder joint.

The following groups of people are more susceptible to shoulder instability and may show symptoms such as shoulder pain, repeated dislocations and a continual loose feeling of the shoulder:

  • Double jointed: Those who are living with a condition called double-jointedness which causes joint laxity, or looseness, may face shoulder instability.
  • Prior shoulder dislocations: For anyone that has experienced a dislocated shoulder previously, this condition may lead to chronic shoulder instability because the ligaments that support the shoulder are torn when the dislocation occurs.
  • Youth sports: Young athletes who participate in baseball pitching, swimming or volleyball may stretch out their shoulder capsule and ligaments and develop recurrent shoulder dislocation.

People of all ages can suffer from sports-related injuries. Sprains, strains, muscle pulls, and tendonitis are all too familiar injuries that MD West ONE sports medicine physicians treat on a daily basis.

Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine Physcians

We have fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians who specialize in treating sports injuries, so you can rest assured they can take care of even the most complex injury. They provide comprehensive sports medicine services including diagnosis, treatment, physical therapy, and when necessary, the latest surgical techniques such as arthroscopy. And because we know teamwork is key — MD West ONE, if neccessary, can utilize more than one subspecialist to treat your injury, minimize downtime, and expedite return to normal activity. Meet our sports medicine specialists below!

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We Treat Sports Injuries for Athletes at All Levels

  • Youth Recreational Athletes

  • Youth League Athletes

  • High School Athletes

  • College Athletes

  • Professional Athletes

  • Adult Recreational Athletes