Most people would instinctively know the answer to ‘does a dislocated shoulder hurt?’ You would expect the answer to be yes, and if you think that’s the case, you’re right. The shoulder dislocates when the ball of the joint comes out of the socket. This means your shoulder will look very different from how it normally does. It will be very painful and you won’t be able to move it – nor should you try to.
Our shoulders are extremely versatile and they have to be – after all, our arms move in all directions and this means the shoulder must allow this to happen. That’s why this joint is the most likely one to be dislocated.
How badly does a dislocated shoulder hurt?
Very badly, and it can happen in several circumstances. For example, if you experience a fall (it doesn’t have to be from a height) you can end up falling heavily onto that joint and popping it out of its socket.
You may also have this injury if you are involved in another accident that means you experience a heavy impact to the affected shoulder. Imagine you are in the passenger seat of a car and you are in a car crash, for example. The seat belt going over the shoulder will hold you in the seat, but the other side of your body may be pulled forward momentarily. This means you could dislocate the other shoulder if the force is significant enough to make it happen.
Can you make a claim for a dislocated shoulder?
Yes, you may be able to make a claim if you can prove a third party caused the injury. This means proving someone else caused your car accident, or created the situation that caused you to fall, or whatever else happened that led to the injury. This may be obvious, or far less so at times.
Asking ‘does a dislocated shoulder hurt’ is only the beginning. Indeed, you won’t ask the question if you have experienced it already. If you call 0800 689 0500, you can ask the Accident Advice Helpline team all the other questions you’re likely to have about your accident. Mobile callers can ring 0333 500 0993 if they prefer. Seeking some no-obligation advice regarding a compensation award is well worth doing if you had your accident within the last three years.
Date Published: February 13, 2017
Author: Rob Steen