Shoulder Injuries are Common
Shoulder joints are the most movable in your body, and are composed of just three bones: The humerus (upper arm bone), the scapula (shoulder blade) and the clavicle (collarbone) and four muscles. The interesting thing about shoulder joints is that they are prone to instability and injury, because the ball on your humerus is larger than the shoulder socket that holds it. Thus, shoulder injuries are common and can include some of the following:
- Torn rotator cuffs
- Frozen shoulder
- Enough strength in your shoulder to carry out regular daily tasks, like lifting a full laundry basket and unloading the dishwasher?
- Stiffness in your shoulder? Are you able to rotate it as you normally do or is there limited range of motion?
- A feeling that your shoulder will pop out of the joint if you move it in a certain way?