A SLAP tear is an injury to the labrum of the shoulder, which is the ring of cartilage that surrounds the socket of the shoulder joint. Symptoms You may not have symptoms all the time. You may only experience pain or other symptoms when doing certain movements with the shoulder. Pain when performing overhead movements …

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Shoulder Bursitis

Inside each of your shoulders is a tiny, fluid-filled sac known as a bursa. Bursae help reduce friction between the bones in your joints. If the bursa in your shoulder becomes inflamed, it leads to a condition known as shoulder bursitis. Some people are at higher risk for shoulder bursitis because they use their shoulders …

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Shoulder Impingement

Impingement of the shoulder, which is sometimes called swimmer’s shoulder or thrower’s shoulder, is caused by the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles becoming trapped or impinged as they pass through a narrow bony channel. This channel is called the subacromial space and so-called because it is under the arch of the acromion.With repetitive pinching, …

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