At Vitalis Physiotherapy, we specialise in treatment of shoulder impingement and target issues to:
Shoulder impingement can significantly reduce shoulder mobility, as well as cause pain and discomfort when holding your hand in certain positions. Ultimately, this might prevent you from everyday functioning, decreasing your productivity and overall satisfaction. It is commonly seen in adults as it tends to develop over time.
If you feel pinching or pain in your shoulders when you lift your arms above your head or while swimming, it is highly likely that you are struggling with shoulder impingement.
What happens when you lift your arms is that a tendon inside the shoulder rubs and catches on the bone and other nearby tissue. The tissue connecting the muscles around the shoulder are also irritated and inflamed, causing pain.
Some of the first signs include:
- Weakness in the shoulder(s)
- Pain in the shoulder when the arms are extended above the head
- Difficulty reaching up behind the back
- Pain with laying on the affected side
- Pain or aching at night which disrupts sleep
If you experience any of these symptoms, turn to Vitalis Physiotherapy to get a proper shoulder impingement treatment that will gradually reduce the pain and ultimately heal you.
One or more issues may cause shoulder impingement. In the majority of cases, it happens as a consequence of overuse among athletes who play sports which require frequent overhead liftings, such as swimming, volleyball, or basketball. Shoulder impingement can also occur after an injury, or due to narrow subacromial space, which may be genetic or the result of arthritic bone changes.
There are several test movements and techniques you can resort to if you wish to determine, on your own at home, whether you have shoulder impingement. But to be one hundred per cent certain, schedule an appointment with Vitalis Physiotherapy. Our certified and educated professionals will be able to provide an accurate diagnosis and design the best shoulder impingement treatment and recovery plan.
Yes and if you have been struggling with the same problem for some time now, it is best to turn to a professional team. At Vitalis Physiotherapy, we have years of experience correcting shoulder impingement. We employ a range of methods which proved to be highly effective in the past, including:
- Kinesio taping, to promote healing and minimise shoulder pain
- Dry needling and soft tissue mobilisation, to reduce muscle tension in the shoulders
- Personalised shoulder impingement treatment program which involves a specially-selected set of exercises.
While we do take a tailored approach to each patient, we always start with a detailed examination on our premises. During the exam, we determine the potential root of the problem and discuss the most optimal shoulder impingement therapy plan.