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Types of Shoulder Injuries

Dislocated Shoulder/Shoulder Instability
Dislocated Shoulder/Shoulder Instability

Shoulder Subluxation and Shoulder Instability Sometimes the humeral head does not come out of the socket completely, or it may slide back into place without assistance. This is called a subluxation, or a partial dislocation.

Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)

Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint. Signs and symptoms typically begin gradually, worsen over time and then resolve, usually within one to three years.

Rotator Cuff Tears
Rotator Cuff Tears

Your rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons that stabilize your shoulder joint and let you lift and rotate your arms. There are two kinds of rotator cuff tears. A partial tear is when the tendon that protects the top of your shoulder is frayed or damaged. The other is a complete tear.

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Shoulder Arthritis (Shoulder Osteoarthritis)
Shoulder Arthritis (Shoulder Osteoarthritis)

Injuries to the rotator cuff are common and can lead to a form of shoulder arthritis called rotator cuff tear arthropathy. A rip in the tendons of the rotator cuff is generally what causes this condition.

Shoulder Impingement/Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
Shoulder Impingement/Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

Shoulder impingement syndrome is a common cause of shoulder pain. It occurs when there is impingement of tendons or bursa in the shoulder from bones of the shoulder. Overhead activity of the shoulder, especially repeated activity, is a risk factor for shoulder impingement syndrome.

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SLAP Tear
SLAP Tear

A SLAP tear is a torn piece of cartilage in the inner portion of the shoulder joint. It can be painful and/or limit movement in the shoulder, especially overhead motions. The shoulder labrum is a ring of cartilage around the shoulder socket that stabilizes the head of the upper arm bone.