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How can you injured your shoulder ligament?

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Ligaments are bands of tough elastic tissue around your joints. Ligaments in the shoulder connect your humerus to your shoulder blade (also called the scapula). They also connect the clavicle, or collarbone, to the top of your shoulder blade.

When these get stretched, your shoulder becomes unstable. This happens a lot to young people and athletes who put strain on their shoulders, like pitchers in baseball.

You can also sprain or tear your shoulder ligament when you use your arm to brace yourself when you fall.

From: What Are Ligaments? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

 Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Knee Ligament Repair.”

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society: “Ankle Sprain.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Elbow Anatomy.”

Houston Methodist: “Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries.”

University of Rochester: “Common Injuries of the Shoulder.”

Reviewed by Ross Brakeville on June 02, 2019

SOURCES:

 Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Knee Ligament Repair.”

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society: “Ankle Sprain.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Elbow Anatomy.”

Houston Methodist: “Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries.”

University of Rochester: “Common Injuries of the Shoulder.”

Reviewed by Ross Brakeville on June 02, 2019

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