The shoulder joint

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1. What is shoulder instability?

  • When the muscles aren't strong enough to hold the joint in place
  • when the ligaments and tendons holding the joint in place are stretched beyond their normal limits. This results in the shoulder becoming unstable
  • when the bones in the shoulder joint haven't grown properly and are too small
  • when the bones in the shoulder joint are too big
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2. What muscles are responsible for movement in the shoulder?

  • obliques (external and internal), Transverse abdominis, Rectus abdominis
  • gastrocenemius, quadracep, semitendious, satorius
  • Trapezius, Deltoid, Rhomboids, Lattisimus doris, Pectorals, Levator scapulae
  • Bicep, Tricep

3. What is the best way to prevent injury in the shoulder?

  • only stretch the shoulder to prevent muscle strain
  • Not cooling down
  • warm up (including strength training, joint stability, muscles stretches and specific dance technique training)
  • not warming up the shoulder to prevent overuse of joint

4. what is the purpose of cartilage in the shoulder joint?

  • protects the surrounding muscles from pulling
  • To protect the bones from rubbing and grinding away at each other, and to lubricate movement
  • acts as a glue keeping joint together
  • protect surrounding muscles from tearing

5. What is the scapula?

  • The scapula is the technical name for the shoulder blade. It is a flat, triangular bone that lies over the back of the upper ribs. The rear surface can be felt under the skin. It serves as an attachment for some of the muscles and tendons of the arm,
  • The longer bone in the forearm
  • The longest and only bone in the upper arm
  • The shorter, more lateral bone in the forearm


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