The shoulder joint is made up of three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus (upper arm bone). Injury to these bones and their surrounding ligaments and muscles is most often sustained during sports with repetitive overhead motions such as pitching in baseball or many swimming strokes.
Common symptoms of shoulder dislocation include severe pain, muscle spasms, numbness, weakness, and swelling.
Symptoms of frozen shoulder include shoulder stiffness and aches, and decreased range of motion.
The shoulder is an intricate ball-and-socket joint that comprises 4 separate joints. Various types of injuries and degenerative conditions can cause the shoulder to become painful.
Learn what you can expect when treating a SLAP tear (labral tear), including nonsurgical (conservative) and surgical treatment options.