Sports injuries, falls, and other traumatic injuries as well as the overuse most of us are prone to at one time or another, can cause tears to the doughnut of rubbery material that crowns the glenoid. It buffers the space between the ball and socket and gets compressed with every shoulder movement.
Some symptoms of a labral tear include:
- occasional night pain,
- pain with daily activities,
- a sense of instability in the shoulder,
- decreased range of motion, and
- loss of strength.