Editor's Note: This post was originally published March 2014 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
4.5 million shoulder injuries are reported each year and occur primarily in a gym setting. Learn how you can prevent shoulder injuries from happening to you:
The shoulder is an incredible structure. It is complex, versatile and efficient. An expense many times
is incurred as a result of these advantages, and it is often a very unforgiving part of the body. Still, many medical professionals agree that the mechanical perfection of the shoulder is unsurpassed when compared to the other joints. For example, the shoulder is the only joint that can rotate 360 degrees, making it the most mobile.