Shoulder Dislocation


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Comment from: critter52, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 25

I have extreme pain due to shoulder dislocation. I could not lower my arm or move it away from my body.

Comment from: shoulder dislocation, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 13

I was in a dog park where a poodle came running at my legs from back, I turned on the right to look and in the meantime, my balance went off. Urgent care did an XRAY and found that I have a shoulder dislocation. I was sent to the E.R., where the attending doctor tried the first technique to gently fix my shoulder with the pain medication, however the effect of pain medication lasted 15 min, and the pain came back. Later, an orthopedic surgeon was called and he used a pain killer, sleeping aid, injection at the shoulder and four helpers to push my shoulder in place. I don't remember how they fixed it but the pain intensity dropped. I have to go back to visit the clinic in 10 days.

Comment from: Right Handed, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 09

Last Wednesday I was cleaning my office, and I had a shoulder subluxation in my right arm. My shoulder rolled out and snapped back in. It didn't hurt immediately but Thursday morning I was dying. I wasn't able to go to the ER until Friday night. They told me it was nothing and sent me home after taking five Tylenols and one 600mg Motrin, and a cheap sling. It is more than a week later now and the pain is worse especially in my base of my neck.

Comment from: jgreen16, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: May 28

I have dislocated my right shoulder so many times that I have lost count. The first time I did it was swimming in a pool and as I moved my arm to the side and my shoulder popped out. I went to an outpatient medical center and I was given pain meds to help with the pain before x-rays. During the time of the pain meds and x-rays, my shoulder slide back into place on its own. Since that time, my shoulder has dislocated from reaching for something to just pushing myself up in bed.

Comment from: Penny, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 26

My horse ran out at a jump which unbalanced me and frightened him so he galloped off sideways. I fell at speed with my right arm out holding on to the right rein. The pain was excruciating, morphine hardly touched it. It was put in place by the doctor, but I can hardly move it after five days, because it's still so painful.

Comment from: sleek3110, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: June 04

I have dislocated my left shoulder about nine times in the last two years including yesterday. The pain of course is excruciating. The first time it happened I didn't realize it was a dislocation. I just thought I had pain in my hands, but after about 30minutes I felt a pop in my shoulder. I went for an X-ray and have had the terrible experience like seven times since then.

Comment from: Sya, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 16

I slipped while going down the (6 or 7) stairs to answer the door and dislocated my left shoulder. I felt immediate intense pain and had to sit at the bottom of the stairs for a few seconds before I felt like I could even get up. I thought the pain was so bad because I had broken my arm, but it wasn't. My arm was hanging down and twisted by my side and I couldn't move it without using my other hand. I used my right hand to see how much I could move it and it felt like a spring had sprung back into place and there was some relief of pain. I still had the most awful pain in my upper arm though and tried to keep it as still as possible for the next couple of hours.

Comment from: vulcan, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: August 29

At the age of 29 I my first grand mal seizure and dislocated my right shoulder. The pain was intense beyond description. Hospital reduced shoulder and pain was gone. Seizures are only after I fall asleep. I have dislocated both shoulders over 30 times. I'm 57 now, and the seizures are very rare now with no reason ever found. I dislocate shoulders now at any time from picking up a pencil to any movement.

Comment from: sadiemissy, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 15

When my shoulder dislocated, I had extreme pain. I had never had pain like that before. My arm was useless and I thought I had broken it. I fell right on the top of the shoulder and heard a crunch. It is still very sore after 3 months.

Comment from: injuried person, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 15

I injured my left shoulder rotator cuff injury in January. I fell in my shower. I’m in physical therapy and the pulley exercises haven’t helped. I am getting my arm to rise higher. I’ve got no feeling in my left hand. I’ve been immobilized for two months now.


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Comment from: magnoliamom, 55-64 Female Published: June 17

Both my shoulders have spontaneously dislocated since I was in elementary school. I am now in my mid-50's. Both my hips spontaneously dislocate. I now have arthritis in my hips and my shoulders, as well as my spine and several other joints in my body. I personally believe the laxity of my tendons that allow these spontaneous dislocations may be genetically linked and also a contributing factor to the multiple arthritis locations, and multiple pain locations.

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