Shoulder

The loosest joint in the entire body is the shoulder. It needs to be loose because it requires a range of motion along with a degree of stability for normal functions. The shoulder is made up of a ball and socket and joint as well as a shoulder blade and collar bone.

The ligaments, muscles and tendons around the shoulder play an important role in stabilizing and controlling a fairly complex series of movements involving the shoulder blade and collar bone.

Signs and symptoms of shoulder problems include pain, limited motion, catching or clicking, weakness, dead-arm feeling, pins and needles, numbness, grinding and stiffness.

Most diagnoses of the shoulder are treatable, including:

Tendonitis
Bursitis-subacromial bursitis
Rotator cuff tears/rupture
Biceps tears/rupture
Arthritis
Frozen shoulder/Capsulitis
Post surgical arthroscopy/shoulder replacement
Dislocation/Instability
Subluxation
Impingement
Nerve entrapment