How does a dislocated shoulder happen?

Your shoulder is the most moveable joint in your body. It’s also the most common to be dislocated, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Common causes of a dislocated shoulder include:

  • Accidents, including traffic accidents
  • Falling on your shoulder or on an outstretched arm
  • Seizures or electric shocks that can cause your arm to pull out of place
  • Sports injuries

Talk to your doctor for more information about what causes a dislocated shoulder.

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