Scapula fractures occur in the shoulder bone and cause severe pain, bruising, and weakness in the shoulder. Scapula fractures are uncommon, making up about 3%-5% of all shoulder fractures.
Several blood vessels and nerves go through the shoulder, enabling it to perform its functions.
Three factors can make the shoulder more susceptible to dislocation: repetitive overhead movement, previous dislocation, and genetics.
Anyone can get shoulder impingement but there are certain risk factors that make some people more likely to develop it, including activity level, anatomy, and previous shoulder injuries.
There are three types of clavicle (collarbone) fracture, all of which can cause extreme pain and limited arm movement.
Although people typically recognize a shoulder dislocation right away, getting an accurate diagnosis will require a medical history and physical examination.
The process of diagnosing a scapular fracture will require a physical examination and diagnostic imaging.
Diagnosing frozen shoulder may require a patient interview, physical exam, medical imaging, and lab tests in order to rule out other shoulder conditions.
A person will need to visit a health care provider in order to receive an accurate shoulder impingement diagnosis. Often a doctor will ask for a patient history, complete a physical examination, and order diagnostic imaging.
Learn about the three-part clinical approach that could help diagnose a SLAP tear (labral tear).