Shoulder instability means that the shoulder joint is too loose and is able to slide around too much in the socket. In some cases, the unstable shoulder actually slips out of the socket. If the shoulder slips completely out of the socket, it has become dislocated. If not treated, instability can lead to arthritis of the shoulder joint. For assistance in selecting a brace for shoulder instability, use our guided tool, Brace Advisor
, which will provide you recommendations based on your level of activity and intended use.