Multidirectional Instability Signs and Symptoms

There are signs of ligamentous laxity. Subluxations (partially moving out of joint) in the shoulder can cause pain and weakness. On examination by a doctor, a positive “sulcus” sign is found.

Physical therapy is a common treatment option that works well for most patients. Because it is difficult to stabilize the shoulder in all directions, surgery is rarely necessary.


Possible Treatment Goals

  • Decrease Risk of Reoccurrence
  • Improve Fitness
  • Improve Function
  • Improve Muscle Strength and Power
  • Improve Proprioception
  • Self-care of Symptoms
  • Improve Safety
  • Improve Tolerance for Prolonged Activities
  • Improve Wound Healing

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