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The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body. It is formed by the top end of the humerus - the arm bone, and the shoulder blade which has a socket called the glenoid.

Here are links to information for patients about some of the common painful or disabling conditions of the shoulder joint, which may need specialist treatment:

Click on the above links to read information about these conditions. You will need Adobe PDF reader to open the files, click here to download Adobe PDF if you do not have it on your computer already.

Information about some of the shoulder exercises which patients may find beneficial, are described here. These are usually prescribed and supervised by physiotherapists after shoulder surgery for some conditions. Some exercises can be done as part of the non-operative treatment of shoulder problems.

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