The shoulder is the most mobile joint in our body. From lifting something and rotating it often to reaching for things and making it stretch right above your head, it assists you in everything. All these things can sometimes strain the joint and lead to dislocation of the shoulder. 

Shoulder dislocation occurs when the top of the upper arm bone is detached from the shoulder socket, this usually happens when we go through a sudden mishap or accident.

Once the dislocation has occurred, our shoulder is vulnerable to a dislocation in the future. This is called Chronic or Recurrent Shoulder Dislocation.

 What are the Symptoms?

 A few symptoms are very common in shoulder instability: 

  1. Repeated shoulder displacements
  2. Recurrent occurrences of the shoulder giving up on you.
  3. A constant feeling of your shoulder being loose and slipping in and out of the joint, 
  4. Constant Pain

How does the doctor diagnose it?

Your doctor will put you through a series of physical exercises and examinations to see the extent of the injury. They will also inquire about your medical history. They may also ask you to undergo some X-rays and an MRI to know the exact extent of the injury and decide whether it can be cured without surgery or not. 

 What is the Treatment?

 There are two ways in which we can treat the shoulder.

 Nonsurgical Treatment

  1. Avoid activities that will aggravate the pain and the symptoms. Give the shoulder as much rest as possible.
  2. Anti-inflammatory drugs to help reduce pain and inflammation.
  3. Isolating the shoulder muscles and controlling the movement can increase stability. 

 Surgical Treatment

Surgery is proposed to patients with rehashed separations to fix torn tissues, so the ligaments are ready to hold the shoulder joint set up. Different types of surgeries that can be performed are Arthroscopy and open surgery. Post-Surgery for support, you might have to use a sling for support. After the sling is removed, we begin exercises for rehabilitation. You start with simple exercises of motion and then move on to weight training after a while.

To know more, contact Saqsham Ortho for a consultation with Dr Reetadyuti Mukhopadhyay, our in-house shoulder expert. To book an appointment, contact us today.