Shoulder Pain - Anatomy and Examination

Rate:
5
5 5 1
Loading player ... The player requires Flash Player plugin
added:
11 years ago
views:
8095
specialty:
Orthopedics

Case description

Shoulder pain is most commonly associated with injury to muscles, tendons, and ligaments within the shoulder. However this pain can also originate from the area of cervical spine and radiate from the neck down into the shoulder and arm. There are two main joints within the shoulder: the acromioclavicular joint and a glenohumeral joint. There are five major muscles of the shoulder joint responsible for movement of the shoulder: subscapularis muscle, biceps muscle, supraspinatus muscle, infraspinatus muscle and teres minor muscle. What causes the pain then? Bursitis/impingement, tendonitis, rotator cuff tears, labral lesions (SLAP tear and Bankart Tear). The treatment of the pain depends on the source of the problem.

tags: pain Shoulder anatomy


Joanna Stachera
Editor

Joanna Stachera

MD

This user also sharing

Recommended

show more