What is a Shoulder Labral Tear?
The shoulder is considered a ball and socket joint. The labrum is a ring of cartilidge that surrounds the socket. The labrum is commonly injured as the result of trauma, such as falling on an out stretched arm or due to repetitive injury commonly associated with sports like baseball or weight training. Patients with labrum injuries usually complain of deep shoulder pain with weakness and instability, sharp pain with a “catching” feeling with “cracking” or” popping.”
Symptoms of a Shoulder Labral Tear?
- Deep or superficial pain in or around the shoulder joint
- Stiffness/pain with movement
- Limited movement of the shoulder
- Grinding and cracking sounds with movement
- Pain radiating from the shoulder to elbow
Causes of Shoulder Labral Tear
- A tear in the shoulder labrum is commonly caused by overuse from a repetitive motion or trauma to the area. Athletes who play sports that involve lifting the arm over the head repeatedly have a higher risk of these types of injuries.
Shoulder Labral Tear Solutions in NJ
Here at Performance Rehabilitation, we have many options to treat your shoulder labral tear, including non-surgical and surgical.
Why Choose Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine?
Whether you are suffering from a recent or chronic (cervical, lumbar or thoracic spine) condition that is adversely affecting your ability to live life under your terms, our Back Pain Specialists can help you today. To have a consultation with one of our doctors, please contact one of our Patient Care Coordinators at 908-754-1960.