A dislocated shoulder occurs when the arm bone pops out of the shoulder socket, usually due to a fall or trauma. This injury is common in football, hockey, rugby, soccer, skiing, and other sports. If you have a dislocated shoulder, see your doctor immediately. He or she can correct the dislocation. Afterward, you will be given instructions for home care, such as ice therapy, using a sling, and taking pain relievers. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about dislocated shoulders including symptoms, causes, treatments, and prevention.
Pop your shoulder out of joint? Learn about how your doctor will fix it and what to expect afterward.