The shoulder joint is the joint at the upper limb between the glenoid cavity of the scapular and head of the humerus. This joint undergoes also all direction movements because it can move in all direction and I called it joint that under goe angle of 360 degrees.
While the hip has a deep pocket, the shoulder also has a socket but it is much shallower. The makeup of the shoulder consists of a socket joint and a ball. Because of the way this sets up, the shoulder enjoys a broader range of movement than the hip. The downside is the shoulder is a little more unstable.
It's common to dislocate your shoulder while participating in sports. It doesn't matter if you hit a patch and fly off of your mountain bike or you are trying to make the winning catch in baseball, don't be surprised if you end up with a dislocated shoulder. When that happens, a shoulder dislocation X-ray will be able to evaluate your condition.
- A shoulder that is obviously out of place
- Great pain
- Difficulty in moving the joint
- Numbness and weakness
- A tingling sensation in neck or arm
- Spasm of the shoulder muscles
- Do not move your shoulder. If you can put together a sling to take the pressure off the hanging shoulder, that would help. Don’t try to put it back into the socket, you may end up creating more problems than you already have by damaging the muscles around it as well as the blood vessels and nerves.
- Put ice on your shoulder. If you can put ice on your shoulder, you may be able to bring down the swelling and eliminate some of the pain.