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Shoulder Dislocation

Shoulder Dislocation

The most mobile joint in the body, the shoulder is easily dislocated. Shoulder dislocation can occur in people of all ages and can be partial or complete. Many dislocations can be treated non-surgically. A leading rehabilitation center in New York, HealthQuest provides shoulder dislocation treatment to help patients manage pain, and regain strength and normal functioning of the joint.


In shoulder dislocation, the ball joint of the upper arm is forced out of the shoulder socket. This injury often occurs in contact sports and physically demanding activities that involve the shoulder. Joint weakening due to aging can also cause falls and dislocations. Symptoms include:

  • Intense pain
  • Visible deformity
  • Swelling or bruising
  • Inability to move the joint
  • Numbness, weakness or tingling in the area
  • Muscle spasm

People who have had a shoulder dislocation are prone to further shoulder dislocations. At HealthQuest, we help patients heal from the condition and avoid re-injury.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Diagnosis for shoulder dislocation may be made in the emergency room. In addition to physical examination, this may also involve history and imaging tests such as an x-ray and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Shoulder MRI may be used to confirm the diagnosis.

Our team of pain management physicians includes anesthesiologists, orthopedic specialists, neurologists, physical therapists, and chiropractors who collaborate to develop customized treatment plans based on specific patient needs. Dislocated shoulder treatment will begin with replacement of the joint in the socket by our experienced orthopedic surgeon. Nonsurgical rehabilitation at our multispecialty health care center includes:

The goals of our comprehensive treatment program are to restore maximum shoulder function and balance after a dislocation, resolve pain, and prevent recurrence. Surgery will be recommended for injuries that cannot be reduced with these options.

To schedule a consultation at our Brooklyn rehab center, call 718-769-2521 or send an email to We accept Medicare, No-Fault, Workers’ Compensation, and most major medical insurance plans.