Shoulder Impingement and how we can help!

Shoulder Impingement and how we can help!

Shoulder impingement is a common condition that occurs when the tendons and bursa within the shoulder joint become compressed or pinched. This can cause pain and limited range of motion in the shoulder.

Physiotherapy & Osteopathy can be an effective treatment for shoulder impingement. The goal of physical therapy is to reduce pain, improve shoulder strength and range of motion, and prevent future shoulder injuries.

Here are some common techniques used by Worthing Physiotherapy & Osteopathy to treat shoulder impingement:

  1. Range of motion exercises: We may recommend exercises that help to stretch and increase the range of motion of the shoulder joint.
  2. Strengthening exercises: Strengthening exercises can help to improve the strength of the muscles around the shoulder joint, which can help to stabilize the joint and reduce pain.
  3. Manual therapy: Techniques, such as massage and mobilization, may be used to help relieve pain and improve the mobility of the shoulder joint.
  4. Modalities: Such as heat, ice, or electrical stimulation (shockwave therapy & ultrasound) may be used to help reduce pain and inflammation.
  5. Steroid Injection: Can be used to reduce pain and inflammation quickly with or without Ultrasound guidance.
  6. Education: We may educate patients on proper posture, body mechanics, and techniques to prevent future shoulder injuries.

It is important to note that the specific treatment plan for shoulder impingement will vary depending on the severity of the condition and individual patient needs. We can develop a personalized treatment plan based on your specific condition and goals.

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