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How do you strengthen your shoulder girdle?

Bilateral External Rotation: Stand tall with shoulders down and back drawing the belly in towards the spine. With elbows at 90-degrees and resistance band in hands, gently open arms out to sides against resistance. Don’t let shoulders tilt forward — keep them down and back. This strengthens the rotator cuff muscles.

What is the purpose of the shoulder girdle?

Your pectoral girdles are responsible for providing structural support to your shoulder region on the left and right side of your body. They also allow for a large range of motion, connecting muscles necessary for shoulder and arm movement.

What is the difference between shoulder joint and shoulder girdle?

The glenohumeral joint, or shoulder joint, is the ball-and-socket connection between the humerus and scapula. When we think about how the arm and shoulder are connected, this is usually the joint we picture. Your shoulder girdle is the most agile and also the most vulnerable joint in the body.

What is the difference between the shoulder girdle and pelvic girdle?

The shoulder girdle or the pectoral girdle is a set of 4 bones which connects to the arm on each side. The pelvic girdle consists of two bones: sacrum and the coccyx. In human beings, the pectoral girdle consists of the scapula and the clavicle. The pelvic girdle is located in the lower part of the trunk.

Is the labrum part of the shoulder girdle?

The labrum is a pear-shaped bumper of cartilage that is attached to the shoulder socket rim, where the ball shaped humerus head fixes into the depression (glenoid) in the shoulder blade. This acts to keep your shoulder joint fixed and stabilized along with several ligaments.

What are the symptoms of a torn labrum in the shoulder?

The symptoms of a sports-related labral tear in the shoulder can include:

  • Pain when doing overhead activities.
  • Grinding, popping, “sticking” in the shoulder socket.
  • Pain at night.
  • Decreased range of motion in the shoulder.
  • Loss of shoulder strength.

What is the function of glenoid labrum?

The labrum has several functions. It: Expands the depth of the glenoid fossa by approximately 50 percent to allow for increased motion. Optimizes shoulder mechanics by centering and stabilizing the upper arm (humerus) as it moves on the scapula (glenoid)

What is the importance of the glenoid labrum in the shoulder joint?

Medical Definition of Glenoid labrum Glenoid labrum: A ring of fibrocartilage that runs around the cavity of the scapula (wingbone) in which the head of the humerus (the bone in the upper arm) fits. The labrum deepens this cavity (the glenoid cavity) and effectively increases the surface of the shoulder joint.

How does the glenoid cavity affect function of the shoulder joint?

The humerus is held in place within the glenoid cavity by means of the long head of the biceps tendon. By being so shallow the glenoid cavity allows the shoulder joint to have the greatest mobility of all joints in the body, allowing 120 degrees of unassisted flexion.

What is the glenoid?

The end of the scapula, called the glenoid, meets the head of the humerus to form a glenohumeral cavity that acts as a flexible ball-and-socket joint. The joint is stabilized by a ring of fibrous cartilage surrounding the glenoid, called the labrum.

What structures help stabilize the shoulder joint?

The shoulder has several built in stabilizing structures including the labrum, which is a ring of cartilage that serves to deepen the socket, and to an extent, vacuum seals the joint like a plunger over the ball shaped part of the humerus bone. There is also a structure called the shoulder capsule.

What are four important muscles that help stabilize the shoulder joint?

The primary muscle group that supports the shoulder joint is the rotator cuff muscles. The four rotator cuff muscles are supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis.

What is the best treatment for arthritis in the shoulder?

Your doctor may recommend the following treatment options:

  • Rest or change in activities to avoid provoking pain.
  • Physical therapy exercises may improve the range of motion in your shoulder.
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), such as aspirin or ibuprofen, may reduce inflammation and pain.

What does arthritis in your shoulder feel like?

Symptoms of shoulder arthritis may include pain in the shoulder joint, stiffness and reduced range of motion. There are many nonoperative treatments for shoulder arthritis, including stretches, lifestyle modifications, application of ice or heat, and medication to control the pain.

How do I free a trapped nerve in my shoulder?

Managing a pinched nerve in the shoulder

  1. Apply cloth-covered ice packs to the neck and shoulder blade area over a period of up to 48 hours after the pain began.
  2. Sleep with a pillow designed to support the neck.
  3. Take anti-inflammatory or pain-relieving medications.