A labral tear is a shoulder injury that involves damage to the labrum, which is a ring of cartilage that surrounds the shoulder socket. This injury can occur due to traumatic events, such as a fall or direct blow to the shoulder, or repetitive shoulder motions that place stress on the labrum. Labral tears can cause symptoms such as shoulder pain, catching or locking sensations, weakness, decreased range of motion, and instability. Treatment options for labral tears depend on the severity of the injury and the individual’s specific circumstances. Non-surgical approaches may include rest, physical therapy, and pain management techniques. In some cases, surgical intervention, such as arthroscopy, may be necessary to repair or reconstruct the torn labrum and stabilize the shoulder joint.