Labral Tear of the Shoulder
Like many other shoulder conditions, the prevalent symptom of this condition is pain. This time, though, the pain results from a tear in the cartilage or labrum of the shoulder joint that holds the arm bone in place. Find out what causes it and how it’s treated.
Causes & Triggers
- Acute injury
Signs & Symptoms
- Limited range of motion
- Pain (especially shoulder, arm)
- Sensation of “looseness”
Tips & Treatment
- Non-surgical treatments may include rest, hot or cold packs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication and/or physical therapy.
- Surgical repair may be an option, depending on the nature and severity of the tear.