Potential Injuries: The Shoulder Girdle: Function & Issues

Here in the Anatomy section, we mention these potential injuries but for more information and deep coverage on other possible conditions such as muscular imbalance, please see: Injuries & Conditions: Neck, Shoulders & Upper Back.

  • Rotator Cuff (Muscle or Ligament) Tear
  • Labrum (Cartilage) Tear
  • Biceps Tendinitis
  • Frozen Shoulder Syndrome
  • Fractures — The clavicle is one of the most frequently broken bones in the body (Andrew Biel); fractures of the clavicle may happen from falls and can be very painful; a fractured scapula is usually from a severe trauma such as a pedestrian-vehicle accident
  • Dislocated Joint