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Dislocated Shoulder and Separated Shoulder

How Can I Prevent a Dislocated Shoulder or Separated Shoulder?

Getting a separated shoulder or a dislocated shoulder is painful and debilitating. So do what you can to reduce your chances of getting either of these injuries.

Here are some tips:

  • If you feel any shoulder pain during physical activity, stop.
  • Exercise and stretch your shoulder muscles regularly.
  • Ice your shoulder after physical activity if you have had a shoulder separation before.
  • Use protective padding to protect you from falls if you are at risk of a shoulder dislocation.

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Reviewed by Ephraim K Brenman, DO on August 25, 2012

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