Is your persistent shoulder pain preventing you from performing your daily activities? A shoulder impingement can have all sorts of knock-on effects, including disrupted sleep.

You have likely already tried various strategies and treatments to try and feel normal, but if anything, you are worried that you will never have full function in your shoulder again. If this sounds familiar, then you have come to the right place.

In this blog post, we will discuss common causes of shoulder pain and how it is best treated.

What Causes Shoulder Pain?

The long bone leading up to your shoulder is called the humerus. There are many tendons around this rotator cuff area that can become inflamed or irritated from overuse and shoulder injuries.

These swollen tendons then have to pass through the now-limited subacromial space, leading to what is known as Subacromial Impingement Syndrome. This will cause pain, limited range of motion in the shoulder, and even transfer as shoulder blade pain. The result will be difficulty performing regular tasks, as this is an essential part of our body.

Diagnosing A Subacromial Impingement

When investigating the cause of your shoulder complaint, your expert chiropractor will look for signs of the following:

  • Subacromial Bursitis ‒ an inflamed bursa sac
  • Shoulder Tendinitis ‒ inflammation or pinching of the rotator cuff tendon
  • Numbness or tingling sensations
  • Location and severity of the pain
  • Neurological and function assessments
  • Impingement test

Creating A Customised Treatment Programme

Once a diagnosis has been confirmed, your chiropractic professional will be able to draw up a shoulder rehabilitation programme, including a range of shoulder mobility exercises and high-level laser therapy to alleviate symptoms and promote healing.

Promptly addressing the problem will also reduce or eliminate the need for the prolonged use of anti-inflammatory medication. In addition, further issues, such as adopting bad posture to compensate for painful postures, can be avoided.

What If You Need Surgery?

In some instances, surgery will be unavoidable, such as overgrown calcific deposits or severe tendon tears. Part of your rehabilitation from surgery will include a post-op customised treatment plan to promote healing and fix any underlying mechanical issues that may have caused the problem in the first place.

Book an appointment online with MVMT Sports Chiropractic today and find out how our expert professionals can assist with your shoulder pain problem. Early treatment for shoulder impingement is always recommended to get you back to what you love doing as soon as possible. Don’t let a shoulder impingement put your life on hold!