Signs and Symptoms

Patients with labral tears often complain of pain with overhead shoulder movement, pain with lifting heavy objects and inability to perform well in sports.

Symptoms include pain deep within the shoulder or in the back of the shoulder joint. Some patients may feel pain in the front of the shoulder if the biceps tendon also is injuried.

Reviewed by health care specialists at UCSF Medical Center.

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