Signs & Symptoms Orthopedics

Shoulder Instability
Signs and Symptoms

People with shoulder instability may experience:

  • A loose feeling or excessive movement in the joint
  • Muscle weakness in the area, particularly when trying to lift 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.