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Causes of Shoulder Weakness and Pain

Causes of Shoulder Weakness and Pain

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
The shoulder joint has the greatest range of motion of all the joints in the human body. Its complexity is also its weakness because the shoulder can become injured relatively easily.

What Makes the Shoulder So Delicate?

What Makes the Shoulder So Delicate?

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Shoulders are the most mobile joint of the human body. They offer the greatest range of motion – and because of this flexibility, it is one of the most injured joints in the body.

Warning Signs of a Shoulder Condition

Warning Signs of a Shoulder Condition

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Do you have a shoulder pain that makes you wonder whether you have a shoulder problem or if it’s just a normal ache that will go away? If so, below are some warning signs that may signify a shoulder condition.

Five Things That Can Help Strengthen a Weak Shoulder

Five Things That Can Help Strengthen a Weak Shoulder

by Shearly (SU)
The shoulder is the most pliable joint in the body – but that also makes it extremely vulnerable to injury. Its wide range of motion allows us to do everything from lifting groceries to swinging a tennis racket, and that’s why shoulders are especially prone to overuse trauma, injury, and general wear-and-tear due to time and use.

Causes of Shoulder Pain

by Stephanie Meadows
Your shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint. The ball portion of the joint consists of the rounded head of the upper arm bone (humerus), and the socket portion is made up of a depression (glenoid) in the shoulder blade. The humeral head (ball) fits into the glenoid (socket) creating the joint that allows you to move your shoulder. The joint is surrounded and lined by cartilage, muscles, and tendons that provide support and stability and make it easy for you to move. It's your shoulder joint that lets you rotate your arm in all directions. Your range of motion depends on the proper articulation of the humeral head upon the glenoid.