Shoulder impingement occurs when the tendon of the rotator cuff passes through a space below the acromion. The acromion is the bony tip of the outer edge of the shoulder blade (scapula) that extends from the back side of the bone and meets with the end of your collarbone (clavicle) at your shoulder. The rubbing or pinching of the tendon against the acromion causes this impingement.
There are several factors that can contribute to this impingement, including:
These factors combined can lead to shoulder impingement, resulting in pain, discomfort, and restricted shoulder movement.
First, we carefully assess the factors that contribute to reducing your shoulder symptoms, allowing us to provide prompt pain relief.
Next, we focus on correcting any movement or mobility dysfunctions that may hinder the smooth rotation of the shoulder blade around the ribcage.
Lastly, we work on strengthening and stabilizing the area to ensure long-term resolution of the underlying issues, effectively preventing their recurrence.
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