Shoulder Instability

Shoulder Instability WHO? Throwers (baseball/ cricket etc.) Swimmers Acute injury (car accident/ footy collision) Young persons (double jointed) WHAT? Shoulder instability is broad term that describes the condition whereby the connective tissue around the shoulder joint becomes lax, allowing greater range of motion at the shoulder than is normal. The shoulder joint, or gleno-humeral joint, is a ball and socket joint, compromised of the head of the humerus sitting within a cup shaped socket, referred to as the acetabulum. Ligaments, tendons and the rotator cuff muscles are responsible for holding the humerus within the acetabulum. When these structures are injured, or are [...]