Shoulder instability is a common condition that is characterized by loosening of the connective tissue (ligaments and joint capsule) surrounding the shoulder joint. This further enables the bones forming the joint to move without any control on each other.
Often, certain movement in the arm results in the wear and tear of the connective tissue. Consequently, the shoulder becomes loose and unsupportive; this further leads to ‘unstable shoulder’. Shoulder instability is normally present in one shoulder. However, occasionally, it may exist in both shoulders.
Treatment for shoulder instability in physiotherapy
Physiotherapy for instability in shoulders fastens the healing process and ensures complete cure of the problem, provided all the instructions by the physiotherapist are followed religiously.
Treatment procedures used in physiotherapy include:
These are only some of the most common techniques that are used; depending on the intensity and urgency of the treatment. There are several other methods which are also useful.
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