The shoulder joint

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

  • protect surrounding muscles from tearing
  • To protect the bones from rubbing and grinding away at each other, and to lubricate movement
  • protects the surrounding muscles from pulling
  • acts as a glue keeping joint together
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2. 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

3. What muscles are responsible for movement in the shoulder?

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

4. which bone is NOT part of the shoulder joint?

  • Acromion
  • Scapula
  • sternum
  • Clavical

5. which type of injury DOES NOT occur at the shoulder joint?

  • Bursitis
  • shoulder instability
  • strain/overuse
  • frozen shoulder
  • rotator cuff tear


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