When your shoulder is unstable, the shoulder joint is too loose and the upper part of your arm bone can move around or slip out of the socket, causing a dislocation.
Shoulder instability can be caused by an injury, whether it’s sudden, chronic or from overuse, repetitive stress or a dislocation. The ligaments that hold the bone in place are stretched and torn, increasing the risk of instability and future dislocations. Doing the same motion over and over causes the ligaments to stretch and no longer hold the bone in place.
To prevent arthritis, chronic pain and other complications from an unstable shoulder, see a provider at Goshen Physicians Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. We treat shoulder instability in Goshen, Elkhart and Nappanee, IN, for both athletes and nonathletes. Our team is passionate about helping the people of Elkhart County and beyond live active, healthy lives free of pain.
To make an appointment for a loose shoulder joint or other sports injury, call (574) 534-2548.