Shoulder instability

Shoulder Subluxation

Shoulder Subluxation

Shoulder subluxation or shoulder instability occurs when the shoulder partially dislocates. By its nature, the shoulder joint allows a large range of movement which means it is likely to be less stable than other joints, such as the hip. There are several reasons why the shoulder joint may be unstable and dislocate which are described below. Medical help from a physiotherapist will help as they can give exercises to help strengthen and stabilize the area.

Dislocated shoulder

Dislocated Shoulder

Dislocated Shoulder

A dislocated shoulder is a traumatic and painful injury often caused by contact sports or from a fall. This shoulder injury can do further damage to the area surrounding the joint so it is important to seek medical advice immediately if a shoulder dislocation is suspected.

Glenoid Labrum Tear

Glenoid Labrum Tear

The glenoid labrum is a fibrous ring of tissue which attaches to the rim of the glenoid shallow hole or socket of the shoulder blade where the ball of the humerus or arm bone sits. When this tissue tears, it creates general shoulder pain and weakness in the joint. This shoulder injury is often caused by repetitive movement such as overhead throwing, so resting from these activities will help to ease the pain