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Signs & Symptoms Orthopedics

Shoulder Dislocation
Signs and Symptoms

Someone who has a dislocated shoulder may experience:

  • Severe pain
  • Swelling
  • Inability to move the joint
  • A visible bump in the front or back of the shoulder
  • Temporary numbness or tingling in the shoulder area and down the arm

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.