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Shoulder Subluxation & Dislocation

Shoulder Subluxation & Dislocation


If the shoulder partially pops out, it is called a subluxation. If it is out all the way, it is a full-blown dislocation. It often takes years of subluxations before a shoulder is dislocated, stretched all the way out to a point where only a doctor can put it back in.

The joint can dislocate forward – by far the most common direction for subluxation and dislocation, an occurrence whereby the upper arm bone is forced out of the front part of the joint, or it can dislocate backward or downward.

Physiotherapy & Chiropractic Treatments

After this occurs, you have to rest your shoulder for a few weeks and keep it in a sling for a few days. You then need to introduce stretches as instructed by your Physical Therapist. You can move on to resistance exercises that restore holder strength to proven ta recurrence.

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