Shoulder Dislocates by Itself

Hi,
Ever since I was 10 years old, I was able to dislocate my shoulder and then pop it back in immediately. Everyone just told me I was double-jointed. I didn't realize how much damage I was doing and in how much pain I would be when I got older. I stopped entertaining people with that trick early in High School. A year after high school while I was hitting the punching bag, it popped out by itself & right back in. It hurt, but not excruciating. Then about 45 minutes later it popped out and back in again. I was a little sore the next day, but not really in pain. 2 years later, while sleeping on my stomach & hands underneath my pillow (under my head) I must have had a nightmare, cause I jerked up in my sleep & there my shoulder popped out. Didn't know what to do. Supporting myself with just 1 good arm. I got tired of that so I flipped over to my back. And in doing so it popped itself back in. Was very sore for a couple wks. So I decided to never sleep that way again. Didn't bother me for about another 3 years, while putting on a shirt it popped out and in again. That hurt a little & sore for a while. Still, I just kept on with my normal routine. Then a year ago, after a pretty intense workout, i was sleeping on my side (weak shoulder) and in the middle of my sleep I just wake up in the worst pain of my life screaming. Apparently my shoulder had popped out. My fiance was sleeping right next to me. She woke up hysterical as well. I swear a few tears came down my face. The pain was so bad. The slightest movement would send that pain right through my body. I was immobile for 10 mins. Then like previous times, it popped back in. The only problem is, this time the pain has not gone away. I can hear the joints/bones scraping against each other when I do certain movements. My arm feels so weak and vulnerable. I don't have insurance or loads of $ to see a doctor. I've just been trying to rehad it myself. Do you have any exercises or advice you can give me? Thanks alot. Sorry for the long post.

Posted By Issac on August 06, 2008 at 15:04:35:

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