The shoulder is a very unique joint in the sense that it permits 360 degrees of rotation. Due to this joint freedom, we are able to pitch a fast ball as well as swim rapidly through the water.
The ever popular rotator cuff muscles secure the shoulder joint in it's place. Unfortunately, this places these muscles in a position that is set up for tendon tears. Rotator cuff injuries is one of the most common disorders of the shoulder.
Other common shoulder disorders include:
Some shoulder injuries can be treated conservatively with rest, ice, mobilization, and physical therapy. However, other shoulder injuries require surgical intervention.
Common shoulder exercises include: