What to Do if You Have a Torn Labrum

This type of injury is common among athletes as it is typically a sports injury. Torn labrum shoulder symptoms are not uncommon. It is particularly common among athletes who are in sports that require repetitive throwing such as in football, baseball, or volleyball. It is also known as a SLAP tear and is a tear to the cartilage around the socket of the shoulder.

What to Do if You Have a Torn Labrum

It can be hard to know when it is actually injured seriously since it will not always hurt all of the time. An injury can be caused by an injury or it can be from overuse, but if it is bothering you, it will be necessary to get a physical exam to see the extent of the damage. If it is not a pinched nerve or inflammation, you will most likely have to get an X-ray or MRI to get a better look at your arm. An X-ray will be able to detect fractures, and an MRI will be able to show your labrum, but you may need to get a shot of dye to show contrast.

The symptoms of this type of injury include a deep, achy pain felt deep inside the shoulder and in the back of the shoulder. Pain could also be associated with overhead motions such as serving a tennis ball. A popping, clicking, or grinding in the shoulder or shoulder weakness could also be indications that there is something wrong with your shoulder. Your performance will also most likely be affected since the injury to your shoulder will prevent a full range of movement and the pain will cause your body to protect itself and limit the full capacity of its ability.

As with any injury, the sooner that you get it taken care of the better. The longer you leave …

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