Before looking at what direction the shoulder most commonly dislocates let’s have a look at the physical make-up (anatomy) of the shoulder.
If you’ve been troubled with elbow woes, either from elbow pain caused by tennis elbow or surgery related pain and immobility you will know the day-to-day strain (and pain) that puts on your life! I mean, not even being able tie your shoelaces, lift a cup of coffee (never mind that tennis racquet or that computer mouse that might actually be the culprit of your problems).
The road to recovery from elbow surgery begins very quickly, almost immediately out of the operating room. Your arm will most likely be in a splint and the use of ice packs will help alleviate swelling and pain. Of course, pain relief medicine will also be administered.
Shoulder pain is a common complaint and shoulder pain causes can be many and varied. Getting to the roots of the causes and origins of the pain is the task which the doctor treating the problem must complete before deciding on the most appropriate treatment.