Shoulder Instability

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Photo: Shona Fish, Flickr

Photo: Shona Fish, Flickr

Shoulder instability is a condition in which the connective tissues of the ligaments and joint capsule surrounding the shoulder joint become loose and the bones that form the joint begin to move against each other.

Certain repetitive movements of the arm like throwing a ball or falling on a outstretched arm, can cause pressure on the ligaments of the joint capsule and result in stretching or tearing of the connective tissue.  Support for the shoulder may diminish resulting in instability, and the risk of dislocation is increased.

Read this informative article with detailed diagrams about shoulder instability.

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Broadway Wellness is a friendly, well established integrated healthcare clinic located in the Fairview District of Vancouver, BC.  We offer a range of healthcare options to suit our clients specific needs in the areas of Vancouver Registered Massage Therapy, Vancouver Chiropractic with Network Spinal Analysis, and Vancouver Naturopathic Medicine.


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