Ask Dr. B Episode 9: Shoulder Instability

Signs, Symptoms and How to Prevent Dislocation

By Dr. Erin Boynton, MD, FRCS

Part 1:

Shoulder instability is extremely common and often not recognized. This week Dr. B and Eric will discuss the symptoms, the obvious painful dislocation and some of the more subtle signs and symptoms of instability that are often not recognized.

In Part 1, Dr. B starts the session with a brief presentation to teach the general principles of joint stability, why it happens and what you can do about it. Surgical and nonsurgical approaches to stabilizing the shoulder will be reviewed.

Part 2:

In Part 2, Eric and Dr. B answer a number of questions that were previously submitted that deal with shoulder instability.

Previous Episodes:

Ep 05: Surgery, Rehab, Movement and Mobility Q&A (Part 1)

Ep 06: Surgery, Rehab, Movement and Mobility Q&A (Part 2)

Ep 07: Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) Causes & Treatment to Avoid Surgery

Ep 08: Understanding Musculoskeletal Pain: Types and Common Causes of Pain

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About the Author

Dr. Erin Boynton, MD, FRCS is an orthopedic surgeon who was the team surgeon for the Toronto Blue Jays for 10 years and has worked with other professional teams and athletes from many different sports. She currently serves as the Chief Medical Director of the Rogers Cup WTA Tennis Tournament and is the ITF Canadian Champion in tennis for her age group (we won't say which group that is!).

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