2 doctors weighed in:

Treatment for a slap tear?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Several Options

We need to establish a comprehensive diagnosis for you first.
For instance, was this a recent traumatic injury or something that came on over time. Arthroscopic recommendations really depend on the level of symptoms and other associated pathology you have. If you are relatively asymptomatic, activity modification and watchful waiting may be appropriate. Learn more: http://theshouldercenter.Com/.

In brief: Several Options

We need to establish a comprehensive diagnosis for you first.
For instance, was this a recent traumatic injury or something that came on over time. Arthroscopic recommendations really depend on the level of symptoms and other associated pathology you have. If you are relatively asymptomatic, activity modification and watchful waiting may be appropriate. Learn more: http://theshouldercenter.Com/.
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Thank
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Depends

Depending on the severity of the tear and the significance of the symptoms, there are two basic options.
Physical therapy can decrease pain and improve function by strengthening different parts of the shoulder to take stress off of the labrum ( the structure that is torn with a slap tear) . Surgery aims to tack the labrum back to where it came from and have it heal . This will also fix it.

In brief: Depends

Depending on the severity of the tear and the significance of the symptoms, there are two basic options.
Physical therapy can decrease pain and improve function by strengthening different parts of the shoulder to take stress off of the labrum ( the structure that is torn with a slap tear) . Surgery aims to tack the labrum back to where it came from and have it heal . This will also fix it.
Dr. Jason Boyer
Dr. Jason Boyer
Thank
Read more answers from doctors