What is a SLAP Tear?
A SLAP tear is a tear of the shoulder socket’s labrum, or also known as a type of labral tear (see picture).
SLAP tears are common and happen in athletes and non-athletes. They are caused either by an injury or overuse.
What causes a SLAP Tear?
SLAP tears can be caused by a trauma such as from an accident or sports. SLAP tears can also be caused by wear and tear over time and with aging. They are common.
What are symptoms of a SLAP Tear?
How to find out if you have a SLAP Tear?
A physical exam is needed. X-rays are helpful. An MRI is usually needed.