Symptoms of shoulder instability
- Traumatic shoulder dislocation
Shoulder instability can occur after a shoulder dislocation. The most common complaint is of pain and a feeling of “instability” with overhead movements. The fear of dislocating the shoulder again can also be very stressful. Contact sports or sports with a risk of falling increase the chances of another shoulder dislocation. In the case of pronounced forms of shoulder instability, a simple rotational movement is all it takes.
- Congenital shoulder instability
People suffering with congenital shoulder instability are often restricted in their everyday lives. They feel insecure and describe avoidance behaviour. Sport or certain everyday movements are no longer possible.