A dislocated shoulder is a common injury in sports, especially those involving contact such as hockey and basketball. In addition, athletes who partake in high-risk sports such as downhill mountain biking and skiing are susceptible to this injury.
Accident or falls
A dislocated shoulder may also happen during a fall (i.e from a ladder, sliding on slippery surface), or if you have suffered a hard blow to your shoulder during a traffic accident.
After the initial shoulder dislocation, you may feel these symptoms:
- Shoulder feels like it is coming out/ loose with overhead activities (e.g. playing badminton, volleyball, holding on to handrails in the MRT)
- Pain at the front of the shoulder