r/NoStupidQuestions Jan 20 '22

I think I dislocated my shoulder? But I don't know if it did happen? Removed: Medical Advice

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u/Curmudgy Jan 20 '22

Go see a doctor.

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u/Buxton_Water Jan 20 '22

Go to a doctor. Yes it's possible.

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u/Awkward_Host7 Jan 20 '22

Its popped back in. Do i still need to see

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u/Buxton_Water Jan 20 '22

Probably not. But if it happens frequently you should, because that would mean you might have a genetic disorder that makes dislocations a lot more common.

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u/Awkward_Host7 Jan 20 '22

I just wanted to check. Becuase when it got better my flatmate looked at me crazy. So it is something else it would be nice to know what to call it.

Ive pulled a muscle before it. It didnt feel the same.

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u/tmahfan117 Jan 20 '22

Is it possible? yes. is it super likely if you've never dislocated it before? not really.

But, My dads shoulder dislocates "all the time" ( as in maybe once a year), and from watching him I do not think you dislocated your shoulder, when he would dislocated his shoulder, his arm would hang completely limp, not curled up like a T-rex.

Plus, Dislocating your shoulder is incredibly painful, and putting it back in is even more painful until its in.

My guess is you pinched a nerve or strained something, not fully dislocated your shoulder, but you should probably check with your PCP who might send you to an orthopede.

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u/Awkward_Host7 Jan 20 '22

It happened once b4. This time more scary. As i couldnt move my arm

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u/tmahfan117 Jan 20 '22

its happened more than once, you should definitely mention it to a doctor. Either your primary care physician or look up orthopedic doctors in your area.

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u/Awkward_Host7 Jan 20 '22

I didnt curl up, it was already in that posistion. Is it possible for the arm to be bent?

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u/Bobbob34 Jan 20 '22

If you haven't dislocated it a dozen times before, you're being dramatic af and you did not dislocate it at all.

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u/DarkCerberus1332 Jan 20 '22

When you dislocate your shoulder, it's incredibly rare it will pop back in just my slightly moving it, you usually have to manipulate it in a way that pushes your should back into its socket

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u/Dazzling-Ad4701 Jan 20 '22

It does happen. Go see a doctor or physio.

My friends with ehlers danloss syndrome dislocate stuff all the time.

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u/Awkward_Host7 Jan 20 '22

I just doubting myself. Because i remember the pain. And struggling to stay conscious. But the magically recovery.

And my flatmate asking if maybe it was a pulled muscle.

I honestly thought I was crazy.

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u/Dazzling-Ad4701 Jan 20 '22

You did not imagine the pain or the limitation. That needs to be addressed no matter whats behind it. You could just need some physio guidance for stabilization and strengthening.

Shoulder pain is a very big deal. And repair is even worse, so go see someone if that's feasible.