Shoulder Joint Examination
The shoulder joint is frequently used and it has a high degree of mobility which makes it susceptible to injury. Our Beverly Hills medical office performs shoulder joint examination to identify the cause of shoulder pain or limited joint movement. Booking an appointment to consult a doctor about shoulder injury is important to diagnose the exact type of shoulder injury you’re suffering from.
Anatomy of the shoulder joint
The shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint in the upper limb. Although it’s a single joint, it is made up of more than two bones. The main joint is called glenohumeral joint which connects the humerus (upper arm) bone to the scapula (shoulder blade). Another part of the shoulder is the acromioclavicular joint between the acromion (tip) of the scapula and the clavicle (collar bone).
In addition to the bony components, the shoulder joint also contains ligaments (fibrous bands that connect two bones) and tendons (fibrous bands that connect muscle to bone). Damage to these ligaments or tendons can cause pain in the shoulder joint.