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Managing Shoulder Dislocation Through Chiropractic Care
Are you looking for the right Chiropractic Care to manage a shoulder dislocation? Icon Medical can help with any shoulder dislocation assistance you may need.
Healthy shoulder movement means that you should able to rotate and move your shoulder with no blockage, pain or issues. You should be able to lift, carry and use your arm in a healthy and normal way without it feeling restricted or weak.
Unfortunately, the dislocation of your shoulder means you cannot use your arm the way you usually should be able to. Because of how mobile the shoulder is, it’s very easy to dislocate the shoulder, and it is the most common dislocation of the body. It’s also possible to partially dislocate the shoulder as well as fully dislocate it.
At Icon Medical, we offer the best of physical therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic care, and pain management. This means, should you need professional medical assistance in managing your shoulder dislocation and treatment related to this injury, including managing the pain, our team of trained medical staff can help.
What is a Dislocated Shoulder?
The joint of each shoulder is formed by three bones, which are your collarbone, shoulder blade, and the bone of the upper arm. The upper arm bone is shaped like a ball at the end of it, and it is this ball that fits into your shoulder socket, located within the shoulder blade. When this ball pops out of your socket, meaning the upper arm bone has unattached from the shoulder blade, this is called a shoulder dislocation. A partial dislocation means that the ball has only partially come loose of the socket, whereas a full dislocation means that the ball has completely popped out.
What is the Difference Between Breaking a Bone and Dislocation?
Should you experience severe pain and issues with a particular bone or area of the body, you may not be sure whether a break has occurred or whether you are suffering a dislocation.
The break of a bone means a fracture has occurred in the bone itself; this could be a completely clean break or a portion of the bone may be broken away or become splintered or fractured.
Dislocation is when a bone moves out of the joint it is attached to, meaning that the issue and pain are located at the joint rather than the bone itself. This means your bone is still intact and that the bone can be popped back into the correct socket.
In the case of shoulder dislocation, the bone of your arm will become unattached from the socket joint of the shoulder.
What Causes the Dislocation of the Shoulder?
Anyone can be at risk of a dislocated shoulder, no matter age or gender. However, risk increases if an individual is undertaking strenuous activities such as sports that require the use of the arms and shoulder, or high-contact sports in which players can come into heavy contact with one another. Older people who are also more likely to be at risk of a fall can dislocate their shoulders more easily upon impact.
You can also dislocate your shoulder if you have suffered a blow or been involved in an accident that has compromised the use of your arms and shoulders.
How Do I Know if I Have Dislocated My Shoulder?
You will usually know immediately if something is wrong with your shoulder socket or if you have suffered a dislocation. Main symptoms include:
- Severe pain in the shoulder
- Swelling of the shoulder area or upper arm and bruising may also occur alongside the swelling
- You may feel numbness and weakness in your entire arm, including the full length of it to your fingers and hands. This numbness may also affect your neck, too.
- Difficulty moving your arm
- Difficulty gripping or lifting anything as you would usually do
- You may notice that your arm is obviously out of place based on its appearance, whether an odd angle or a different shape at the shoulder joint
- You may also experience spasms in the shoulder or arm muscles
What Should I Do If I Have Dislocated My Shoulder?
Should you experience any of the above symptoms or have any reason to suspect your shoulder is dislocated, you should seek medical attention right away.
In order to fully diagnose a dislocated shoulder, a medical professional will need to examine your arm and perhaps take an x-ray of the shoulder.
You will then need to have the ball of your arm bone returned to the socket joint, which can significantly reduce extensive pain once the bone has been returned to its rightful place.
Following this, you will require a sling to keep the joint in place while it recovers, before moving on to rehabilitation and strengthening exercises.
Icon Medical can provide all necessary after-care needs such as physical therapy to rebuild the strength in your shoulder and arm and prevent dislocation from happening again.
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