Shoulder Subluxation

Shoulder Subluxation

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Shoulder Subluxation

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What is Shoulder Subluxation?

Shoulder subluxation is a condition in which the shoulder joint moves out of its normal position. It is often caused by repetitive activities, such as throwing a baseball or punching a heavy bag.

The shoulder joint is made up of 3 bones: the humerus (upper arm bone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the clavicle (collarbone). The shoulder joint allows for movement in all directions, including flexion (bending forward at the waist) and extension (bending backward at the waist).

When this condition occurs, the bones of the shoulder joint move out of place, which causes pain and discomfort

What are the types of Shoulder Subluxation?

Shoulder subluxation can be classified into three types: anterior, posterior, and inferior.

Anterior shoulder subluxation is the most common type of shoulder subluxation, and occurs when the head of the humerus moves forward relative to its glenoid cavity.

Posterior shoulder subluxation occurs when the head of the humerus moves backward relative to its glenoid cavity.

Inferior shoulder subluxation occurs when the arm is bent at an angle greater than 90 degrees from flexion (straight) to extension (straight out).

What are the causes of Shoulder Subluxation?

Shoulder subluxation is a common injury that can happen to anyone. It’s caused by trauma or overuse, or it can be present at birth.

The causes of shoulder subluxation include:

  • Trauma to the shoulder joint from a fall or an accident
  • Repetitive motion injuries from work and sports
  • Birth defects, such as pectus excavatum (a sunken chest) or scoliosis (curvature of the spine)

What are the symptoms of Shoulder Subluxation?

The most common symptoms include:

  • Pain and tenderness in the shoulder area when touched
  • Limited range of motion in the shoulder
  • Redness around the joint

What are the risk factors for Shoulder Subluxation?

Risk factors for Shoulder Subluxation include:

  • Repetitive overhead activities, such as weight lifting or throwing
  • Sports injuries that require excessive use of the arm and shoulder, such as baseball or tennis
  • Falls on an outstretched arm
  • Muscle strains from overuse or injury

Recommended Exercise

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What are the exercises for Shoulder Subluxation?

If you have shoulder subluxation, here are some exercises that can help.

Shoulder flexion (lying down)

Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Your arms should be at your sides with palms facing up. Lift your right arm off the floor and bend it at the elbow so that it moves toward your head. Hold for five seconds, then lower it to the starting position. Repeat this with your left arm. Continue alternating until you’ve completed 10 repetitions of each arm.

Shoulder blade squeeze

Lie on your back with legs straight, neutral spine position (neutral spine means neither extended nor flexed), and arms at your sides with palms facing down. Raise your shoulders off the ground as if shrugging them toward your ears. Hold for five seconds, and then relax back down to the starting position. Repeat this exercise 10 times for two sets per day.

Internal rotator strengthening exercise

Sit at the edge of a chair with your feet flat on the floor and knees bent at a 90 degree angle. Hold an object such as a soup can with both hands in front of you at waist level with palms facing inward toward one another (as pictured below). Slowly lift both hands upward until they’re parallel with the floor while keeping elbows bent at 90 degrees throughout all movements; hold for two seconds before lowering hands back down again; repeat for 15 repetitions per set.

What are the treatments for Shoulder Subluxation?

If you have shoulder subluxation, it’s important to seek treatment right away so that you can prevent further damage to your joint. The most common treatments for shoulder subluxation include:

  • Resting your arm on a pillow while sleeping
  • Using an ice pack to reduce swelling and pain
  • Using an elastic bandage to support the joint while it heals

Other treatment for shoulder subluxation is physical therapy. Your doctor may recommend that you wear a sling to immobilize your arm while it heals, but he or she will likely want you to start doing exercises to strengthen and stabilize your shoulder as soon as possible.

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What brace is used for Shoulder Subluxation?

The sling is a great option for shoulder subluxation.

This type of injury occurs when the ball of your shoulder joint becomes dislocated from its socket. Shoulder subluxation can be very painful and lead to long-term problems if you don’t treat it properly.

The sling is a simple brace that supports your arm and helps to keep it in place while you heal from the injury. The sling will be prescribed by your doctor or physical therapist.

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