Surprising facts about shoulder injuries

  • Many people think shoulder injuries are limited to serious athletes but unfortunately almost everyone will have trouble with their shoulder in their life (think; computers, phones, carrying babies or heavy objects).
  • Not all pain from the shoulder is from the shoulder joint. We can get referral pain from the spine.
  • It’s the most common injured joint of the body. Why? It’s very complex – connecting with the head, ribs, and spine. It also offers the most range of movement which is great when you are serving in tennis but with the least stabilityRoger Federer serving
  • The problem is often, but not exclusively, down to the rotator cuff muscles – those muscles that work very hard to keep the shoulder stable.
  • Good news is that shoulder injuries are highly treatable if addressed early. The earlier you seek treatment, the reduced risk of surgery.
  • The highest number of shoulder injuries occur in post-menopausal women due to a hormonal link.

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