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What are the symptoms of a shoulder SLAP tear?

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In most cases, a labrum SLAP tear doesn't hurt all the time. The pain usually happens when you use your shoulder to do a task, especially an overhead activity. You may also notice:

  • A catching, locking, or grinding feeling
  • An unstable feeling in the shoulder
  • Loss of strength
  • Low range of motion

From: What Is a Labrum SLAP Tear? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "SLAP Tears."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Shoulder Labrum Tear."

Houston Methodist: "Labral Tears."

Massachusetts General Hospital: "Arthroscopic Labrum Repair of the Shoulder (SLAP)."

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on January 23, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "SLAP Tears."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Shoulder Labrum Tear."

Houston Methodist: "Labral Tears."

Massachusetts General Hospital: "Arthroscopic Labrum Repair of the Shoulder (SLAP)."

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on January 23, 2018

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