The shoulder has the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body. Unfortunately, this large range of motion also can lead to joint problems.
Your shoulder joint joins two bones – the shoulder blade (scapula) and the upper arm bone (humerus). The end of the shoulder blade – the glenoid – meets the head of the upper arm bone to form a flexible ball and socket joint. The joint is stabilized by cartilage that surrounds the glenoid. Ligaments, tendons and muscles help hold the shoulder in a stable position.
Your shoulder can become unstable because the ball of the upper arm bone is larger than the shoulder socket that holds it. This instability can lead to dislocations, sprains, torn rotator cuffs and other shoulder conditions.
Shoulder Injuries and Conditions We Treat
Norton Orthopedic Care specialists provide care for shoulder conditions, such as:
- Acromioclavicular joint separation
- Frozen shoulder
- Labral tears
- Shoulder instability
- Torn rotator cuff
See a Shoulder Care Specialist
For more information about our treatments for shoulder conditions and injuries, or to schedule an appointment with an orthopedic specialist, please call (502) 629-1234.