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    Started by Jay Kimmel

    Shoulder dislocations occur when the head of the humerus (the long bone of the upper arm) completely leaves the glenoid cavity of the scapula (shoulder blade). Although the structure of the shoulder provides a great range of motion for athletic activities, it is also at a higher risk of dislocations. In atraumatic shoulder instability, the head of the humerus slowly, over time, slips out of its socket, without having experienced an injury or a traumatic incident.

    Atraumatic shoulder instability is not related to injury or trauma to the shoulder. It is the result of stretching of the shoulder capsule (a ligament that protects the muscles and ligaments of the shoulder) over a period of time. Repetitive overhead motions, like the motions necessary for swimming, can overwork and stretch the muscles of the shoulder capsule, leading to chronic shoulder instability. This can occur in either the anterior (shoulder pops out the front) or posterior (shoulder pops out the back) direction.

    Learn more about Atraumatic Shoulder Dislocations here.

    Have you had or are you currently experiencing an atraumatic shoulder dislocation? Tell the community about what has or has not worked for you below.

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