Shoulder impingement is a condition that occurs when the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles in the shoulder become pinched or compressed as they pass through a narrow space called the subacromial space. This can cause pain, discomfort, and limited range of motion in the shoulder.
Shoulder impingement injury causes pain and movement problems. There are several possible causes of shoulder impingement most often caused by repeated compression of the rotator cuff tendons, including repetitive overhead activities such as lifting, throwing, or reaching. Structural abnormalities in the shoulder joint, such as bone spurs or inflammation of the surrounding tissues. Poor posture, muscle imbalances, and aging can also contribute to the development of shoulder impingement. It is more common in people who perform manual labor careers and athletes.
Our physical and occupational therapy teams have the experience and expertise to help you heal from a variety of shoulder conditions. They work to reduce pain, increase mobility and help you resume your regular activities as quickly as possible. Contact Us today at Lake City, Florence, Columbia, Spartanburg & Camden, SC Clinics. You don’t have to live with ongoing shoulder pain!