The clunk test is used for detecting shoulder labral tears, but remember a positive test doesn’t at all times mean there’s a tear, and a negative doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t one. Stretches and exercises for a tear:
To perform the clunk test, have the patient lie down in supine. Place one hand on the posterior aspect of the shoulder over the humeral head. Place the opposite hand on the humerus above the elbow. Fully abduct the arm over the patient’s head, after which push anteriorly with the hand over the humeral head while the opposite hand rotates the humerus into external rotation. A clunk or grinding sound is a positive test, and might indicate a tear of the labrum.
SLAP Tear Stretches & Exercises for Shoulder:
Shoulder Pain Relief Stretches & Exercises:
Clunk Test for Shoulder Labral Tears:
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