Symptoms indicating a SLAP lesion
Patients with a labral tear typically have little pain at rest and during simple everyday activities however, movements of the shoulder over the head are very painful. Rotating the arm behind the back e.g. when reaching for a car seatbelt, can also lead to pain. Some patients complain about a loss of strength in the shoulder, athletes lose speed when throwing and some patients feel movements accompanied by a “cracking” sound.