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.

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

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