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Shoulder Dislocation/Subluxation

Shoulder dislocation or subluxation refers to the partial or complete displacement of the ball-shaped head of the upper arm bone (humerus) from the socket (glenoid) in the shoulder joint. It typically occurs due to trauma, forceful movements, or instability of the shoulder joint. Shoulder dislocation involves the complete separation of the bones, while subluxation involves a partial displacement that usually self-corrects. Symptoms include intense pain, limited range of motion, swelling, and visible deformity. Treatment involves reducing the dislocation, immobilizing the joint, pain management, and physical therapy to strengthen the shoulder muscles and restore stability. In some cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to repair damaged ligaments or structures.
Treatment for shoulder dislocation or subluxation typically involves reducing the dislocation, immobilizing the joint, managing pain, and promoting shoulder stability through physical therapy. The dislocated joint is carefully manipulated back into place by a healthcare professional, followed by the application of a sling or brace to immobilize the shoulder and allow healing. Pain management techniques, such as ice or heat therapy and over-the-counter pain medications, may be used to alleviate discomfort. Physical therapy plays a crucial role in the rehabilitation process, focusing on exercises to strengthen the shoulder muscles, improve range of motion, and enhance joint stability. In some cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to repair severe damage or recurrent dislocations.
East Tennessee Spine and Sport is the best choice for therapy with shoulder dislocation or subluxation due to several compelling reasons. They have a team of highly skilled therapists who specialize in shoulder conditions and provide personalized care tailored to individual needs. With their comprehensive approach, advanced techniques, and dedication to patient-centered care, East Tennessee Spine and Sport aims to effectively treat shoulder dislocation or subluxation, restore shoulder stability, and optimize the overall recovery and function of individuals.
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