Has Your Shoulder Joint Dislocated?

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020, 9:15 pm

Did you know that the shoulder is the most often injured part of the body? We see many shoulder dislocations every year, and we are happy to treat them so that you can avoid the ER or walk-in clinics when your doctor is unavailable. Here are some signs that your shoulder has dislocated and what you should do.

How do you know it’s dislocated?

You can certainly injure your shoulder without dislocating it, and you may not need prompt medical attention for every shoulder injury. However, if it is dislocated, you should seek medical attention as soon as you are able. 

Your shoulder might not look dislocated and if that is the case, you may think that it is a minor injury, but shoulder dislocation can also look like:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Pain with movement
  • Limited range of motion

If you have any of these symptoms after an injury or accident, you should come visit us right away.

While waiting for medical attention…

You need to stabilize the shoulder to isolate movement as much as possible until you can be seen by a doctor and have it put back in place. You should also ice the joint until you can be seen because it will keep the swelling reduced so that the doctor can move the joint back into place.

Our urgent care center is here for just this type of injury. Contact us for an appointment or walk-in today.

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Category: Injuries


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