Shoulder Impingement

Do you get pain in the shoulder or down your arm with overhead movement? Does your shoulder get stuck as you try to lift above your head? Do you feel your shoulder catch or click when you move your arm? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you may need to see a physiotherapist.

Shoulder impingement is an injury that we as physiotherapists encounter often. It is most common in people who perform overhead sporting activities. Symptoms include pain in the front of the shoulder and/or down the arm as you lift your arm into certain positions.

Common causes can be tightness in the upper trapezius muscle, poor posture or muscle imbalances or weakness of the rotator cuff or scapular (shoulder blade) stabilizing muscles that will need to be addressed to fix the issue.

If you think you may be suffering from shoulder impingement, get in touch with us now!

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