SLAP Tear – Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior
A SLAP tear, an injury occurs at the labrum of the shoulder, it is the ring of cartilage that surrounds the socket of the shoulder joint.
What are the causes of SLAP Tear?
- A shoulder dislocation
- Falling on an outstretched arm
- Forceful pull or movement of the arm
- Repetitive overhead movement
What are the sign & symptoms of SLAP Tear?
- Range of motion decreased
- Experience pain when lifting object, moving arm overhead
- Popping, grinding, clicking or catching sensation in the shoulder
- Weakness and instability in the shoulder
- Decrease in shoulder strength
What are the Physiotherapy treatments for SLAP Tear?
At heal360 Physioclinic, our therapist will perform a thorough assessment and will develop a management plan for your shoulder.
- Pain relief modalities: therapeutic ultrasound and polarized light therapy to reduce swelling and increase blood flow of the surrounding muscle and electrotherapy which able to stimulate the cell regeneration and healing process of the labrum.
- Manual therapy such as Myofascial release therapy (MFR), massage and joint mobilization to improve normal range of motion and function of the shoulder joint.
- Exercises: Flexibility, stretches and strengthening exercises to restore strength of the rotator cuff, trunk, shoulder girdle, core and scapular musculature.