Shoulder Basics

A healthy shoulder can allow you to have an active life, participate in the activities you enjoy and comfortably accomplish everyday tasks like driving, combing your hair, reaching for your wallet and getting a good night’s sleep. However, a chronic shoulder problem can limit your activities and interfere with your quality of life.


Your Shoulder

The shoulder joint is a ball and socket that connects the upper arm to the body. Conditions that can affect your shoulder include arthritis, fracture, shoulder dislocation or rotator cuff tear.

Anterior View (front of body)