Labral Tears

Labral Tears 2017-02-17T18:25:22+00:00

Sports Medicine – Labral Tears

The socket of the shoulder joint is extremely shallow and requires extra support to hold the proper bones in place. To provide this support the labrum, a cuff of cartilage, lines the shoulder joint to make it deeper. The labrum is a thick tissue that is susceptible to traumatic injury and degradation by aging as it becomes brittle and can fray and tear.

    Symptoms

    • Aching in the shoulder joint
    • Catching of the shoulder with movement
    • Pain when moving the shoulder or with overhead movements

    Treatment

    • Pain medication or ice packs to relieve symptoms
    • Physical therapy
    • Surgery

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