Seek immediate care if any injury to your shoulder causes signs or symptoms of a shoulder dislocation. While many dislocations quickly come back into place on their own, others require the attention of a medical professional to relocate the joint. Because it is well known that multiple shoulder instability events can increase the risk of injury to surrounding structures in the shoulder (cartilage, labrum, rotator cuff, etc.), it is important to get a prompt and accurate diagnosis to determine the severity of the injury and determine an appropriate plan for treatment. This is particularly true for younger patients (under age 30) as they are at the highest risk for repeat dislocations.