Shoulder Impingement

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  • Symptoms: Sharp pain and general discomfort in the anterior (Front) portion of the shoulder. Symptoms usually present themselves when reaching across the front of the body to touch the opposing shoulder, reaching with arm outstretched in front or raising arms above head.
  • Cause of Symptoms: Shoulder Impingement Syndrome is generally caused by overuse or blunt trauma directly to the anterior shoulder or to the upper extremity (arm) in activities such as falling down and attempting to catch ones self with an outstretched hand.
    Direct trauma can cause micro tears, resulting in inflammation and swelling of the associated tissues. Swelling causes pressure on the anterior deltoid and supraspinatus muscle, under which the nerve lies, resulting in compression of the nerve and resulting in a general ache or sharp, stabbing pain. Due to the [pain, motion is limited, causing the muscles in the shoulder to atrophy, resulting in long-term dysfunction.
    On the other hand, overuse causes the anterior deltoid and internal rotators of the humerus to overdevelop, causing the head of the humerus to sit forward in the shoulder socket which impinges the underlying structures when performing any activity that would cause the humerus to move even further forward in the socket.
    The reasons for both of these types of injury are different and both need to be corrected differently. (See Below)
  • Treatment of Symptoms: FLEXTEND®-AC can assist in correcting these injuries by strengthening all the muscles in the shoulder that were damaged due to the blunt trauma and allow the shoulder joint to sit normally in the socket, releiveing all impingment of the underlying nerve. In the case of anterior shoulder impingement caused by overuse, one must perform exercises to strengthen the posterior deltoid and back help pull the humerus backwards in the socket, relieving compression of nerve in the anterior shoulder. These programs are included for FREE with the FLEXTEND-AC.

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