Dislocated Shoulder

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Dislocated Shoulder

A dislocated shoulder occurs when the upper arm bone pops out of the shoulder socket, causing severe pain and limited mobility. It is a common injury that can occur during contact sports or from a fall.

Ways to Prevent dislocated shoulder
  • Strengthening the shoulder muscles through exercise
  • Avoiding activities that may cause injury to the shoulder joint
  • Wearing protective gear during contact sports
What Causes dislocated shoulder?
  • A hard blow to the shoulder joint
  • A fall onto an outstretched arm
  • Repeated overhead motions that strain the shoulder joint
Dislocated shoulder symptoms
  • Severe pain in the shoulder joint
  • Swelling or bruising around the joint
  • Limited range of motion in the shoulder
  • A visible deformity or bulge in the shoulder area
When to See the Doctor
  • If you experience a sudden onset of severe shoulder pain
  • If you notice swelling or bruising in the shoulder area
  • If you are unable to move your arm or lift objects
Dislocated shoulder treatment
  • Reducing the dislocation by manipulating the arm bone back into the socket
  • Applying ice or a cold pack to the affected area
  • Immobilizing the arm in a sling or brace
  • Pain medication to manage discomfort
  • Surgery may be necessary in severe cases to repair any torn ligaments or cartilage.
How Dr. Kunal Patel Can Help

Dr. Kunal Patel is an experienced orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder injuries and conditions, including dislocated shoulder. He can perform a thorough evaluation to determine the extent of your injury and recommend the most appropriate treatment option for your individual needs. Dr. Patel uses advanced surgical techniques and technology to provide personalized and effective care to his patients, helping them achieve optimal outcomes and regain their shoulder function.