Shoulder subluxation

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What is shoulder subluxation?

A partial shoulder dislocation (subluxation) occurs when the head of the upper arm bone (humerus) is partially out of the socket (glenoid). This can cause pain, swelling, weakness, and decreased range of motion.

Common symptoms reported by people with shoulder subluxation

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with shoulder subluxation

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Leg brace)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Actiq)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2) shoulder subluxation (1)
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
2
Tried for
shoulder subluxation (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mylan-Baclofen)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
1 more

Data from patients with shoulder subluxation, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with shoulder subluxation

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Leg brace)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
upset stomach
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Actiq)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2) shoulder subluxation (1)
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
shoulder subluxation (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
anxious mood decreased appetite 3 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mylan-Baclofen)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
1 more
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with shoulder subluxation, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has shoulder subluxation on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 10
30s 17
40s 17
50s 17
60s 6
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 7
20-29 years 8
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

74% Female
26% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 27
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from shoulder subluxation patients who have completed their condition history
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