Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder Impingement


Shoulder impingement is a common issue affecting the shoulder joint that results in pain and discomfort. This condition occurs when the rotator cuff tendons or bursae become compressed as they pass through the narrow space between the arm bone and the shoulder blade. Over time, this can lead to inflammation, irritation, and degeneration of the tendons.

Symptoms of Shoulder Impingement

If you're experiencing shoulder impingement, you may experience the following symptoms:

Pain in the shoulder, especially when reaching overhead or behind the back
Weakness in the shoulder
Stiffness or limited range of motion in the shoulder joint
A clicking or grinding sound when moving the shoulder

Causes of Shoulder Impingement

Several factors can contribute to the development of shoulder impingement, including:

Overuse of the shoulder joint
Repetitive overhead movements (e.g. sports or manual labor)
Age-related changes to the tendons and bursae in the shoulder
Shoulder injury or trauma
Poor posture

Physiotherapy Treatment for Shoulder Impingement

At Physio Active, our experienced physiotherapists can help you manage and treat shoulder impingement through a combination of hands-on therapy and targeted exercise.

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy involves the use of hands-on techniques to relieve pain and improve mobility in the shoulder joint. This may include:

Joint mobilization
Soft tissue mobilization
Trigger point release

Exercise Therapy

Exercise therapy is an essential part of physiotherapy treatment for shoulder impingement. Our physiotherapists will develop a personalized exercise program to help improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion in the shoulder joint. This may include:

Strengthening exercises for the rotator cuff muscles
Stretching exercises for tight muscles in the shoulder and upper back
Shoulder blade stability exercises

How Physio Active Can Help

At Physio Active, our team of experienced physiotherapists has the expertise to help you manage and treat shoulder impingement. We'll work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan and get you back to pain-free, normal shoulder function. We're dedicated to providing high-quality care and ensuring you make a full recovery.

Book an Appointment Today

If you're experiencing shoulder pain, don't wait to seek treatment. Contact Physio Active today to book an appointment and start your journey to pain-free shoulders. Our team is committed to providing you with the highest quality physiotherapy care and helping you achieve your goals.

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