The shoulder is the most often dislocated joint in the body due to its mobility. Dislocation occurs when the head of the humerus is dislocated from its socket. Symptoms and signs of a shoulder dislocation include nausea and vomiting, lightheadedness, weakness, and sweating. There are various methods of reducing a dislocation and returning the humeral head to its normal place. The method for reduction of a shoulder dislocation depends upon the type of dislocation, the patient, the situation, and the clinician's experience. Intravenous narcotics and muscle relaxants are often administered to relax the muscles and relieve pain. Read more: Dislocated Shoulder Article
Related Disease Conditions
Muscle cramps are involuntarily and forcibly contracted muscles that do not relax. Extremely common, any muscles that have voluntary control, including some organs, are subject to cramp. Since there is such variety in the types of muscle cramps that can occur, many causes and preventative medications are known. Stretching is the most common way to stop or prevent most muscle cramps.
Nausea and Vomiting
Nausea is an uneasiness of the stomach that often precedes vomiting. Nausea and vomiting are not diseases, but they are symptoms of many conditions. There are numerous cases of nausea and vomiting. Some causes may not require medical treatment, for example, motion sickness, and other causes may require medical treatment by a doctor, for example, heart attack, lung infections, bronchitis, and pneumonia. Some causes of nausea and vomiting may be life-threatening, for example, heart attack, abdominal obstruction, and cancers. Treatment of nausea and vomiting depends upon the cause.
A broken bone is a fracture. There are different types of fractures, such as: compressed, open, stress, greenstick, spiral, vertebral compression, compound, and comminuted. Symptoms of a broken bone include pain at the site of injury, swelling, and bruising around the area of injury. Treatment of a fracture depends on the type and location of the injury.
Why Does My Deltoid Muscle Hurt?
Shoulder pain is a common problem that may be caused by an injured deltoid muscle. Learn the signs and causes of a deltoid injury, how to treat it, and when you should see a doctor.
Seizures Symptoms and Types
Seizures are divided into two categories: generalized and partial. Generalized seizures are produced by electrical impulses from throughout the brain, while partial seizures are produced by electrical impulses in a small part of the brain. Seizure symptoms include unconsciousness, convulsions, and muscle rigidity.
A frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is when the shoulder joint experiences a significant loss in its range of motion due to inflammation, scarring, or injury. Treatment involves anti-inflammatory medication, cortisone injections, and physical therapy.
Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which the person has seizures. There are two kinds of seizures, focal and generalized. There are many causes of epilepsy. Treatment of epilepsy (seizures) depends upon the cause and type of seizures experienced.
Rotator Cuff Tear and Injuries
Rotator cuff disease is damage to any of the four tendons that stabilize the shoulder joint. Shoulder pain and tenderness are common symptoms. Rotator cuff disease treatment depends on the severity of the shoulder injury.
What Are Shoulder Muscles Called?
Shoulder muscles are required for movements of the upper limb. They also give the shoulders their characteristic shape. The shoulder has multiple muscles. Shoulder muscles include the intrinsic muscles or scapulohumeral group, including the deltoid, teres major and four rotator cuff muscles. The extrinsic shoulder muscles are the trapezius, latissimus dorsi, levator scapula and rhomboids (rhomboid major and rhomboid minor).
First Aid and CPR
First aid is providing medical assistance to someone a sick or injured person. The type of first aid depends on their condition. Preparedness is key to first aid, like having basic medical emergency kits in your home, car, boat, or RV. Many minor injuries may require first aid, including cuts, puncture wounds, sprains, strains, and nosebleeds. Examples of more critical first aid emergencies include heart attacks, strokes, seizures, and heatstroke.
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Nuprin)
- codeine (for Pain)
- diazepam (Valium, Diastat, Acudial, Diastat Pediatric, Diazepam Intensol)
- lorazepam (Ativan)
- Hydrocodone vs. Hydromorphone (Differences between Side Effects)
- diazepam - oral, Valium
- lorazepam - oral, Ativan
- lorazepam - injection, Ativan
- diazepam - injection, Valium
- lidocaine injection (Xylocaine)
- hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
- fentanyl patch (Duragesic)
- lidocaine injection (Xylocaine)
- hydrocodone (Zohydro ER)
- midazolam - oral syrup, Versed
- midazolam injection, Versed (discontinued brand)
Prevention & Wellness
- Health Tip: Treating a Dislocated Shoulder
- Strengthen Your Deltoids to Help Prevent Shoulder Injuries
- Common Shoulder Injury Heals Well Without Surgery: Study
- Orthopedist Offers Tips for Preventing Shoulder Injuries
- Health Tip: When a Shoulder Injury Needs Treatment
- Prompt Treatment of Shoulder Dislocation May Prevent Future Problems
- Shoulder Dislocations a Sports Hazard
- First-Time Shoulder Dislocations Helped by Surgery
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