Shoulder Pain

The labrum of the shoulder is a ring of fibrous cartilage that lines the glenoid cavity of the scapula (or the “socket”). It acts as a stabilizer for the shoulder joint, increasing its depth and providing a platform for the humerus bone (the “ball”) to articulate with. The labrum also serves as an attachment site for various ligaments and muscles of the shoulder.

Injuries to the labrum can occur from repetitive overhead motions, falls onto an outstretched hand, or from a direct blow to the shoulder. Common labrum injuries include tears and fraying, which can lead to shoulder instability, pain, and limited range of motion.

The best evidence-based rehab for labrum injuries involves a combination of manual techniques and targeted exercises. Depending on the location of the tear or injury, there are certain milestones that we will work toward, using progressive loading and a number of different strategies.

At Apollo Performance Chiropractic, we sub-specialize in shoulder injuries and have an advanced understanding of the manual techniques and rehab principles necessary for successful recovery. Our team can guide patients through the rehab process, addressing the injury directly, as well as any other functional issues that may put you in a better position going forward. We also utilize technology such as Blood Flow Restriction Training, which will help speed up recovery and prevent loss of muscle mass, depending on where you are in your recovery process. We work closely with patients to help them achieve their goals and return to high level activities, including and especially overhead athletes.

Treatments We Utilize on This Condition: