Shoulder labral tears are a common injury that can cause pain and limited mobility in the shoulder joint. The labrum is a ring of cartilage around the socket of the shoulder blade (scapula), which helps to deepen the socket and stabilize the shoulder joint. A tear in this cartilage can occur due to injury, degeneration, or overuse, causing pain, weakness, and instability in the shoulder.
There are several potential causes of shoulder labral tears, including:
Symptoms can vary depending on the degree and type of labral tear. Some common symptoms include:
Diagnosis of a shoulder labral tear typically involves a physical examination, imaging studies (such as an MRI), and potentially a diagnostic injection. The treatment process is customized for each individual and may include:
If you believe you may have a shoulder labral tear, or any other shoulder or orthopedic condition, our team of expert physicians is standing by to help you get back to doing what you do best - living life. You can request an appointment using the form on this page or by calling (321) 499-4646
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