Joint dislocation is when a bone slips out of its socket. It is possible to dislocate any joint in the body including the knee, hip, ankle and shoulder dislocation. Dislocation happens when an unexpected or unbalanced impact shakes the joint out of its position. Once a joint dislocates it is possible that it can dislocate again in the future. Older persons are usually at a risk to dislocate joints but it can also happen to youngsters or sportspersons who are constantly engaged in physical activity. Children can also dislocate joints if they play unsupervised at times. Sometimes it is difficult to find out if a joint is dislocated. If the area is bruised and swollen it is possible to find out if it is due to dislocation of the joint. Some of the symptoms that are associated with shoulder dislocation are the loss of motion, pain during movement, numbness and a tingling feeling in the area. It is important to consult with an orthopaedic immediately to find out if it is a broken bone or a dislocated joint. In some cases the doctor may order an MRI or X-ray to see if the joint or bone has been damaged. The treatment for dislocation would depend on the severity of the dislocation. Usually initial treatment would be to rest, ice, compress and elevate the joint. There are chances that the joint would go back naturally to its place. If it doesn't move into its place, the orthopaedist may manipulate or reposition the joints, immobilize it and provide medication.