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SLAP Tear

What is SLAP Tear?

A slap tear is an injury to the labrum and stands for Superior Labrum from Anterior Posterior and occurs where the tendon of the bicep muscle inserts into the labrum
 
Symptoms
  • A catching sensation during the movement of the shoulder
  • Pain deep inside the shoulder or back of the shoulder joint
  • Occasionally pain at the front of the shoulder
Cause
  • Fall on an outstretched hand
  • Athletes who are prone to overhead throwing action are prone to this type of tear
  • Awkwardly lifting heavy weights
Treatment
  • Rest
  • Wearing supports that provide warmth and compression
  • Cold Gel packs will help with injury at early stages and on healing phase hot therapy will help to speed up recovery time
  • Physiotherapy will help too improve the muscle
  • Surgery is often use where topical treatments such as
Prevention
  • Taking sufficient care whilst exercising
  • Participating in sports especially where the shoulders carry weight is advised to be careful
 
 
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