Glenohumeral Subluxation

Glenohumeral Subluxation

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Glenohumeral Subluxation

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What is Glenohumeral Subluxation?

Glenohumeral subluxation, also known as “slipped shoulder”, is a condition that affects the shoulder joint. The glenoid fossa is a shallow cavity at the top of the arm bone (humerus), where it forms the ball-and-socket joint with the scapula.

When the humerus is not securely seated in this cavity, or when it slips out of place, it causes pain and discomfort, and can lead to more serious issues if left untreated.

What are the types of Glenohumeral Subluxation?

With Glenohumeral Subluxation, there are three types: anterior (forward), posterior (backward), and inferior (downward).

  • Anterior subluxation occurs when the clavicle moves forward relative to the scapula. This can be caused by a blow to the shoulder or by trauma to the neck. It can also occur without an injury, due to muscle imbalance or natural bone alignment.
  • Posterior subluxation is when the clavicle moves backward relative to the scapula. This is often caused by a blow to the shoulder or by trauma to the neck. It can also occur without an injury, due to muscle imbalance or natural bone alignment.
  • Inferior subluxation happens when one of these bones moves down relative to the other one. This results in compression of nerves and blood vessels in the area which may cause pain, weakness or numbness in your arm and hand.

What are the causes of Glenohumeral Subluxation?

There are a number of causes of Glenohumeral Subluxation.

The most common cause is an injury. This can be a simple fall or something more severe, but the end result is that the shoulder joint is twisted out of its normal alignment.

Other causes include:

  • Pressure on the shoulder from an outside force (like carrying a heavy backpack)
  • Poor body mechanics (how you move your body)
  • Improper functioning of the rotator cuff muscles
  • Insufficient flexibility in the shoulder joint
  • Overuse of the shoulder joint during sports or other activities

What are the symptoms of Glenohumeral Subluxation?

The symptoms of glenohumeral subluxation are:

  • Pain in the shoulder and neck,
  • Tightness or stiffness in the shoulder,
  • Difficulty lifting your arm over your head, or keeping it there for an extended period of time,
  • Swelling in the front of your shoulder,
  • Weakness in the muscles around your shoulder, which may cause you to drop things from that hand.

What are the risk factors for Glenohumeral Subluxation?

The risk factors for Glenohumeral Subluxation are:

  • Poor posture, especially when performing overhead activities
  • A history of trauma to the shoulder, such as dislocation or fracture
  • Weakness in the surrounding muscles (deltoid and rotator cuff)

Recommended Exercise

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What are the exercises for Glenohumeral Subluxation?

If you’re dealing with Glenohumeral Subluxation, you should be doing these exercises:

Shoulder flexion

This is the movement that involves raising your arm up in front of your body. To do this exercise, lift your arm up in front of your body as far as possible without pain. Then lower it and repeat this exercise several times.

Shoulder blade squeeze

This exercise helps improve the strength of your deltoid. To do this exercise, stand up straight with your back against a wall, then raise each shoulder to touch the wall behind you at shoulder height. Do this for 1 minute at a time and repeat for 10-15 minutes per day.

Isometric shoulder abduction

Stand up tall with arms at your sides, then raise one arm until it’s parallel to the floor with elbow bent 90 degrees (the same angle as when making a fist). Hold for 30 seconds before lowering it and repeating with other arm, then switch back again after 30 seconds of holding one arm up while holding other down at side during entire set total time period.

What are the treatments for Glenohumeral Subluxation?

The treatment for Glenohumeral Subluxation is a series of manipulations and exercises to help the shoulder return to normal. The goal of these manipulations and exercises is to improve range of motion, reduce pain, and improve function.

The treatment for Glenohumeral Subluxation typically involves a series of manipulations designed to reposition the bones in the shoulder joint so that they are aligned properly. These include:

  • Passive range of motion exercises performed by the patient
  • Active range of motion exercises performed by the therapist
  • Passive resistance exercises performed by the patient (against resistance provided by therapist)
  • Active resistance exercises performed by patient (against resistance provided by therapist)

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What brace is used for Glenohumeral Subluxation?

There are two types of orthoses that can be used for Glenohumeral Subluxation: shoulder orthoses and shoulder and elbow orthoses.

Shoulder orthoses are designed to support the joint and reduce pain associated with Glenohumeral Subluxation. They can also help prevent further damage to the joint if you are at risk for arthritis or other conditions.

Shoulder and elbow orthoses provide support for both the shoulder joint and elbow (which is sometimes affected by this condition). They can help increase range of motion in those areas while reducing pain associated with Glenohumeral Subluxation.

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