Most problems in the shoulder involve the muscles,
ligaments, and tendons, rather than the bones.
The shoulder joint is composed of three bones: the clavicle
(collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus
(upper arm bone)
The bones of the shoulder are held in place by muscles,
tendons, and ligaments. Tendons are strong cords of tissue
that attach the shoulder muscles to the bone and assist the
muscles in moving the shoulder. Ligaments attach shoulder
bones to each other thus providing stability.
The rotator cuff is a
structure composed of tendons that, with associated muscles,
holds the ball at the top of the humerus in the glenoid
socket and provides mobility and strength to the shoulder
several types of common shoulder injuries:
Pain is usually worse at night and may
Worsening pain followed by gradual weakness
Decrease in the ability to move the arm,
to the side
Patient is able to use arm for most activities
but unable to
use the injured arm for activities that entail lifting
the arm past the shoulder or to the
front or side
You may have the
right to receive compensation for injuries which are
sustained as the result of a trauma or repetitive stress
injury to the shoulder.
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