Advertisement

What is the most common shoulder injury?

The most common shoulder injury is a rotator cuff injury. Your rotator cuff is made of tendons and ligaments that keep the shoulder joints in place and allow you to move them in so many ways. Overuse ’em, as baseball pitchers often do, and you’re at risk of tearing muscles or tendons around the shoulder. A doctor can diagnose a torn rotator cuff with a good physical examination, then confirm it with an MRI.

YOU: The Owner's Manual for Teens: A Guide to a Healthy Body and Happy Life

More About this Book

YOU: The Owner's Manual for Teens: A Guide to a Healthy Body and Happy Life

A few years ago, we wrote YOU: The Owner’s Manual, which taught people about the inner workings of their bodies—and how to keep them running strong. But you know what? There’s a big difference...

The most common shoulder injuries are generally due to fractures and instability.

Continue Learning about Shoulder

What is reverse total shoulder replacement?
Frankfort Regional Medical CenterFrankfort Regional Medical Center
A rotator cuff tear that lasts a long time is a reason for a reverse total shoulder procedure.
More Answers
What is the structure of the shoulder?
Edward PhillipsEdward Phillips
Although we refer to the shoulder as if it were a single joint, in reality four joints loosely c...
More Answers
What causes pain in the subscapularis muscle of the shoulder?
Kristofer J. Jones, MDKristofer J. Jones, MD
If your doctor determines a positive result in either the belly press test or the lift-off test, you...
More Answers
Who is a candidate for a StimRouter?
William P. McRoberts, MDWilliam P. McRoberts, MD
A candidate for a StimRouter is first and foremost any stroke patient who has shoulder pain. Additio...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.