Shoulder Instability

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This is a looseness of the shoulder joint. With it, your arm slides around too much in the socket. It may slip out of the socket easily. Instability can happen because the ligaments that hold your shoulder together aren't tight enough. Or, the cartilage around your shoulder socket may be damaged.

What is shoulder instability?

This detailed video describes shoulder instability, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment. Your shoulder may be treated with rest and physical therapy. Medications can help control pain and swelling. If these aren't helpful, you may need surgery. Your healthcare provider can create a care plan that is right for you.