Shoulder Dislocation Is a Common Injury Requiring Professional Treatment

Dislocated Shoulder Treatment Pembroke Pines FLA dislocated shoulder can be quite a painful injury, but there are some excellent dislocated shoulder treatments available that can return the full range of motion.

Shoulder dislocation is a common sports injury. This happens when the upper part of the humerus (or the arm) bone pops out of the shoulder socket. But you do not have to be involved in athletics to have a dislocated shoulder.

Shoulder dislocation can be caused by trauma, such as falling on the arm or lifting a heavy object, or traumatic stress, such as repetitive pressure that gradually loosens the shoulder joint, causing instability and eventual dislocation. If you believe you have suffered a shoulder dislocation, you should seek treatment immediately.

An untreated shoulder dislocation can result in several complications, including torn muscles, ligaments, or tendons, damage to the blood vessels or nerves, or chronic shoulder instability that increases the chance of recurrence and can lead to other chronic orthoepic conditions such as arthritis.

What Are the Symptoms of a Dislocated Shoulder?

If, after a fall, impact to the shoulder area, or simply throughout ongoing physical activity, you experience any of the following symptoms, you should seek immediate treatment at a hospital emergency department or urgent care facility:

  • Severe shoulder pain, especially at the joint
  • Your shoulder looks visibly out of place
  • Inability to move the shoulder, pain upon movement, or shoulder weakness
  • Numbness and tingling


Physical palpation and medical imaging such as x-rays, CT scans, ultrasounds, or MRIs will be used to confirm a diagnosis of a shoulder dislocation.

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Best Dislocated Shoulder Treatments

Treatment for a dislocated shoulder begins with having the dislocated bone replaced in its socket. Once the bone is replaced correctly in the socket, treatment does not end there.

Additional dislocated shoulder treatments include.

  • Activity modification and/or immobilization with a sling
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Icing or applying heat to the shoulder joint
  • Strengthening exercises and/or physical therapy

You should always follow up on any initial dislocated shoulder treatments with a consultation with an orthopedic surgeon. If the shoulder dislocation involves the tearing of tendons and ligaments, which could often be the case, shoulder surgery or other shoulder dislocation treatments may be necessary.

Dislocated Shoulder Treatment at All-Pro Orthopedics

Dislocated Shoulder Treatment Pembroke Pines FLA dislocated shoulder can be a severe injury. It would be best if you never attempted to reset or “pop back in” the dislocated shoulder bone on your own without medical supervision. You could cause further damage.

After going to the emergency room or having your primary doctor treat your dislocated shoulder, you should see a professional orthopedic surgeon like All-Pro Orthopedics for follow-up and additional dislocated shoulder treatment.

A dislocated shoulder often also involves tears in ligaments and tendons or other injuries to surrounding tissues which may require surgery or other orthopedic interventions to repair. At All-Pro Orthopedics, we offer the latest surgical as well as non-invasive and minimally invasive techniques for treating shoulder dislocation and soft tissue injuries.

We have perfected minimally invasive approaches and strive to use these whenever possible to allow for faster recovery times and less shoulder pain so you can get back to doing the things you love that much quicker.

If your dislocated shoulder does not respond to conservative treatment, or your imaging suggests tendon or other soft tissue damage, some of the other dislocated shoulder treatment options include:

    • Minimally invasive arthroscopic reconstruction
      This is a technique where the surgeon will make a small incision in your shoulder area and insert a very thin tube called an arthroscope to see and repair the damage. Arthroscopic surgery allows for quicker recovery times and less pain.
    • Ligament and Tendon Reconstruction and Repair
      It is pretty common for torn tendons and ligaments to also occur with a shoulder dislocation. As part of our advanced dislocated shoulder treatments, we offer arthroscopic techniques to provide ligament and tendon repair and reconstruction in a minimally invasive environment.
    • Bone Transfer and Grafting
      In certain situations, following shoulder dislocation, the bone of the shoulder socket or ball may be damaged. Bone grafting or bone transfer techniques using bone from other body parts may be used to repair this damage as part of your overall recovery from a shoulder dislocation.

All-Pro Orthopedics and Sports Medicine doctors specialize in treating common sports-related injuries and orthopedic conditions such as dislocated shoulders.

As a team of doctors specializing in orthopedics and sports medicine, we can help you reach your physical goals and prescribe individualized treatment plans for your specific needs to get you back in the game as soon as possible.

You can contact one of our friendly appointment specialists in Pembroke Pines, FL at (954) 399-5976 to schedule your initial consultation.