Bankart tear, which is also called a labral tear, is an injury to the cartilage of the shoulder that leads to instability of the joint.
A Bankart tear occurs when the labrum, which is cartilage responsible for providing shoulder stability, is torn. This leads to instability and can be caused by:
Shoulder dislocations (most common)
Repetitive shoulder movements in activities such as pitching
Several Questions Will Be Asked About The Shoulder Injury/Pain (Cause, Location, Intensity, Aggravators/Relievers)
A Few Simple Tests Can Be Done To See The Strength And Movement Of The Shoulder Joint.
Sometimes, a doctor may request an MRI scan to confirm the diagnosis.
When this kind of injury happens, you will feel the joint of your shoulder unstable and very painful. Some of the symptoms to look out for include:
A feeling that your shoulder will pop out
Constant aching of your shoulder
Sharp stabbing pain sensations with clicking noises from your shoulder
Avoid driving until approved by the doctor/surgeon.
Always go for daily check-ups and therapy to ensure a quick recovery.
Consult the doctor to make sure that your recovery is progressing well, especially when the shoulder pain or clicking continues.
Avoid activities like splitting wood, lifting heavy weights and sports that can cause falls until permitted by the doctor/surgeon.
Surgeons will usually recommend when to return to daily activities such as work, driving, playing golf, swimming and playing tennis
Exercises, from a physiotherapist, aid in better recovery. Hence, make sure to follow the advice of your therapist.
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