Shoulder impingement is a common condition that usually causes pain when lifting the arm above 90 degrees. If left untreated, this can lead to frozen shoulder, which is much more difficult to manage. Shoulder Impingement Syndrome is a persistent pain and can affect everyday activities, there may be pain when reaching up overhead or behind to put a coat or blouse on for example.
Shoulder Impingement occurs when the space between the shoulder joint (subacromial space) and the upper arm bone (humerus) becomes smaller, causing the tendons which pass through this space to rub against surrounding structures, resulting in severe pain.
Repeated activity of the shoulder such as; throwing, swimming, painting, golf and tennis, will all increase the risk of shoulder impingement syndrome. Other causes include:
Our sports therapist will perform an examination and will take a detailed history about the condition, some tests will aim to replicate the pain and symptoms you are experiencing. The therapist will check for muscle imbalance, weakness, abnormalities and use special tests which will confirm or deny a true shoulder impingement syndrome.
At Complete Chiropractic our team of Sports Therapist will provide individual treatment to suit your needs which will involve:
The aim of our Sports therapy treatment is to speed up your recovery from injury and prevent the tendonitis from reoccurring. The main benefits of Sports therapy treatment are: