The soft labral tissue can be caught between the glenoid and the humerus. If the tear gets worse, it may become a flap of tissue that can move in and out of the joint, getting caught between the head of the humerus and the glenoid. The flap can cause pain and catching when you move your shoulder.
Hereof, can a labral tear in the shoulder heal itself?
A labrum isn't totally capable of complete self-healing and repair, and if you do decide to leave it to heal on its own, it usually won't heal evenly. If the labrum is only slightly torn, the surgeon will just clean up the area and trim away any damaged cartilage.
Is a labrum tear the same as a rotator cuff tear?
Labral Tear Surgery. A labrum is a protective cuff of cartilage found in the shoulder that provides stability, cushioning and a full range of motion. A tear in the labrum, known as a labral tear, is caused by injury or overuse and can lead to pain and "catching" of the joint while moving.
What does it feel like if you have a torn rotator cuff?
Pain - Many people feel a dull ache in their shoulder joint in association with a torn rotator cuff. The pain is typically felt deep in the joint and can increase with movement of the shoulder. Weakness - Muscle weakness in the arm on the injured side of the body is a common symptom of a torn rotator cuff.