You need your shoulders for pretty much anything you do in life. Jonas Jennings is going to know what it’s like to live without the use of a shoulder since he tore his labrum.Jennings was the most expensive free agent signing in the offseason for the San Francisco 49ers.
What is a labrum? The labrum is a generic term for fibrous cartilage around a joint. In this case, Jennings tore his glenoid labrum that serves to help the arm (humerus) connect to the wing bone (scapula).Read reviews of real products and movies. No fake stuff.
How do you tear a labrum? You either get it from repetitive motions such a stacking a large number of boxes at a high height, or from trauma to the area. The trauma can include falling on an outstretched arm, or a sudden pull or violent involving the shoulder.
What are the symptoms of a torn labrum?
- Decreased range of motion
- Decreased shoulder strength
- Pain in the shoulder area
What is the treatment for a torn labrum? In most cases the injury can be treated with an anti-inflammatory medicine and exercises specifically designed to strengthen the shoulder. In rare cases, such as Jonas Jennings, arthroscopic surgery is called for.
How long does it take to recover from a torn labrum? Depending on the severity it will take between 4 weeks and 4 months.