Shoulder Dislocation Topic Guide
Shoulder Dislocation: The shoulder may be dislocated if it is wrenched up and backward. When the bulb of the humerus (upper arm bone) is pulled out of its socket, it is painful and incapacitating. Treatment of a shoulder dislocation is relatively simple and successful, however; people are more likely to experience another dislocation sometime in their lives, and may require surgery.
Joint Pain Joint pain can be caused by injury or disease affecting any of the ligaments, bursae, or tendons surrounding the joint. Pain also occurs with joint inflammation (arthritis) and infection. Joint pain symptoms can be associated with local warmth, swelling, and tenderness. Treatment depends on the cause and can include rest, cold applications, medications, physical therapy, or surgery.
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