The shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint. It is the body’s most mobile joint, which makes it susceptible to dislocation. A dislocated shoulder is an injury in which your upper arm bone (humeral head) or the “ball”, comes out of its shallow “socket” (glenoid) – which is a part of your shoulder blade.
Most dislocations occur through the front of the shoulder. In addition, soft tissue stabilisers that join the bones of your shoulder can be stretched or torn, often complicating the dislocation.
If you suspect a dislocated shoulder, seek medical attention immediately. With proper treatment, most people regain good shoulder function within a few weeks. However, once you’ve had a dislocated shoulder, it may become unstable and be prone to repeat dislocations. Click here to know more about Shoulder Anatomy