Joint & Muscle pain

Shoulder instability

The shoulder is a very mobile joint due to the shape of its' articular surfaces. We all have varying degrees of mobility in our shoulders. Some people have too much flexibility, either due to their genetic make-up, or because they have injured the shoulder. This can lead to a sense of instability in the shoulder or, at worse, problems with dislocation.

Shoulder instability can be treated very effectively with appropriate muscle control and strengthening exercises, prescribed and supervised by your physiotherapist.  In some cases, where there is damage or an abnormality of the bony and soft tissue structures of the shoulder, surgical shoulder stabilisation may be required.  Your physiotherapist will perform a detailed assessment of your shoulder, and can refer you on to a shoulder specialist for further investigations and surgery, if required.

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