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The Anatomy of the Shoulder

January 18, 2022

What an amazing part of the body the shoulder is! It’s the most complex joint in the body as well as the most mobile. In fact, it has the most mobility of any joint the body. The shoulder can also be a major source of pain. That’s why we are going to discuss the shoulder and shoulder pain relief in a series of videos and blog posts.

The shoulder actually has four joints that all have to move at the same time, not to mention all the muscles that surround the shoulder—there are lots of them.

The first joint is the ball and socket joint. There are four rotator cuff muscles, and they sit right on the outside of the ball. They hold the ball in the socket. The rotator cuff muscle can get irritated or torn or inflamed or impinged—we’ll talk about that in video number two.

Healthy space is important in the shoulder. It’s happy when it has lots of space between structures. When the space is decreased that’s when we have problems, so we’ll talk about that in the next video, too.

Other structures in the shoulder that can have problems are the muscles and tendons, irritation of which can cause tendonitis. Bursae are fluid-filled sacs in the spaces where the bones can meet. These are designed to lubricate the tendons and muscles and structures in this area. We can get bursitis which is inflammation of that sac, and we’ll talk about that in video two as well .

If you are interested in the anatomy of the shoulder, take a look at this video. And next week we will go into detail on some of the troubles our shoulders can have, and they pain they can cause us.

Use this link https://youtu.be/c9bj2MJV_s8 to watch, or watch it below.

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