Shoulder labral tear

The labrum is a ring of cartilage around the shoulder socket that helps to keep the head of the humerus bone centered in the socket allowing the shoulder to move effectively through a full range of motion in a stable fashion. If the labrum tears, it is sometimes best repaired surgically as, depending on where it is torn, it does not always completely heal on its own. At Goodell PT, we can help diagnose a shoulder labral tear and develop a comprehensive rehabilitation exercise program for strength, mobility, and pain relief, along with recommending a good orthopedic surgeon if that appears to be necessary.