The shoulder is a very complicated joint involving an intersection between the collarbone, the shoulder blade, the socket of the humerus, and numerous intersecting ligaments and muscles including the trapezius, deltoid, pectorals, bicep/tricep, rotator cuff muscles , joint capsules, bursa, labrum, and AC ligaments. This leaves a very broad scope of potential conditions that can lead to pain, weakness, or loss of motion in the shoulder. Below you will find some of the most common injuries to the shoulder that can be treated with conservative care here at Creekside.
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Anterior Shoulder Impingement: Shoulder impingement syndrome is a common issue of the shoulder, and is caused when the supraspinatus tendon becomes painfully entrapped between the tip of your shoulder blade (the acromion process) and humerus while raising and internally rotating the arm. Repetitive impingement is thought to precipitate a cascade of shoulder dysfunction including rotator cuff tendonopathy, degeneration of associated joints and eventually, rotator cuff rupture. Research suggests that 95% of chronic rotator cuff tears are due to impingement. (7)
Rotator Cuff Tendonopathy
SLAP labral lesion
AC joint sprain
Long Thoracic neuropathy
Thoracic outlet syndrome