Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder impingement is a common cause of shoulder pain, and it occurs when the supraspinatus tendon (rotator cuff tendon) and/or subacromial bursa gets irritated as it passes underneath the acromion (bone on top out edge of shoulder), known as the subacromial space.

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Shoulder Bursitis

Shoulder bursitis is a painful condition caused by the inflammation of a bursa in your shoulder. A bursa is a small, fluid-filled sac that help cushion and decrease friction of the muscles, bones and tendons near a joint.

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Rotator Cuff Tendonitis/Tendinosis

Tendonitis and tendinosis of the rotator cuff is a very common complaint we see in our office.  Often patients come in without a clear understanding of the difference between the two.  Identifying the difference is very important as treatment is basically opposite for each condition. 

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Shoulder Blade Instability and Pain

There are 13 muscles that attach to the shoulder blade which make it an amazing structure that allows us to move our arm and shoulder properly. Imagine how much we use our arms and hands every day. It is nearly non-stop.  Most people don’t realize but doing even the smallest things like typing on a keyboard or writing with a pen requires activity of the muscles around the shoulder blade. Therefore, any muscle imbalance or tendencies to favor certain muscles over others can cause issues and negative compensations over time. 

 

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