Shoulder subluxation is a partial dislocation of the ball-and-socket joint of the shoulder. The humerus is held in the socket of the scapula by a group of ligaments. If these ligaments are torn, the ball of the humerus can slip partially out of the shoulder socket. An athlete who suffers from this injury may experience shoulder pain, looseness and weakness of the shoulder joint, or numbness in the shoulder or arm. Surgery is needed in some cases.
Shoulder subluxation can be caused by a direct blow to the shoulder in contact sports, a fall on an outstretched arm, or forcing of the arm into an awkward position.
Dry needling acupuncture treatment should be provided immediately after the injury for managing pain and reducing swelling and inflammation; other medical care, possibly including surgery, should also be sought immediately. Dry needling acupuncture is extremely helpful at all phases of treatment and rehabilitation for this injury. The author recommends one session every day for swelling and two sessions per week for pain symptoms.
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