The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in your body, which makes it susceptible to dislocation. Shoulder dislocation occurs when the upper arm bone moves out of its usual position, causing significant damage to the surrounding soft tissues (muscles, tendons, and ligaments). Shoulder dislocation can result from a blow to your shoulder – as in participating in sports – or if you fall on your shoulder.
Symptoms of a dislocated shoulder include:
- Affected shoulder may appear lower than the uninjured shoulder
- Discoloration through the arm to the hand on the affected side
- Feeling that the shoulder has popped out of joint
- Numbness or tingling in the affected shoulder
- Sudden, severe pain after falling on or receiving a blow to the arm or shoulder
- Swelling and bruising of the shoulder
Our sports medicine team provides the most advanced diagnostics and treatments available to patients with sports-related injuries. Our revolutionary concept in sports medicine brings together a comprehensive team of highly trained medical professionals in a state-of-the-art facility to provide the best care for our patients.
Why Choose UHealth?
World-class care in an academic health system. As a research and teaching institution, we treat children and adults with proven, leading-edge procedures based on clinical studies performed at the Miller School of Medicine. Our doctors, residents, nurses, and therapists work together to create healthy outcomes.