How Do You Test for Shoulder Instability?
The shoulder specialists at OrthoNeuro use various tests to diagnose shoulder dislocation.
During a physical exam, they will review your symptoms and ask for details about any acute injuries that could have caused your symptoms.
Your physician will feel your shoulder for inflammation and deformity and may guide you through some assisted movements so they can feel how your shoulder joint works and identify any pain or abnormal movements.
The doctors also use X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs) to examine the inside of your shoulder, including the bones, muscles, and connective tissue.
What Are the Treatment Options for Shoulder Instability?
The physicians at OrthoNeuro offer highly personalized shoulder instability treatment, often implementing sports medicine techniques with traditional orthopedics.
The first step includes nonsurgical therapies such as:
Your doctor works with you to identify the movements and activities that exacerbate your symptoms and how you can change your lifestyle to avoid those activities.
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
NSAIDs, including over-the-counter medicines like aspirin and ibuprofen, can reduce swelling and pain in your shoulder.
You might also benefit from physical therapy to strengthen your shoulder muscles.