Shoulder Anterior Impingement Syndrome is characterized by the tendon of the supraspinatus muscle becoming entrapped between the acromion of the shoulder blade and the greater tuberosity of the humerus. The tendon gets entrapped when the arm is elevated; repetitive impingement of the tendon causes inflammation and pain in the front of the shoulder.
The slouch and poor posture associated with upper crossed syndrome is a significant predisposing factor for shoulder anterior impingement syndrome. When you are slouched, the shoulder blades roll forward which brings the acromion process to the front, placing pressure on the supraspinatus tendon.
Studies have suggested that 95% of chronic rotator cuff tears are due to impingement. Impingement is also the most common disorder of the shoulder and accounts for around 50% of all shoulder complaints. If you are having shoulder pain, there is a good chance that shoulder anterior impingement is involved!
People who are most susceptible to shoulder anterior impingement syndrome are those who perform repetitive overhead activities (swimming, baseball, volleyball, weightiftng, carpenters, electricians, painters, etc).
Here at Rush-Henrietta Family Chiropractic, your favorite Rochester chiropractor, we are experienced in handling shoulder impingement syndrome. By providing targeted treatment to the cause of the problems instead of just masking the symptom, we can properly rehabilitate the shoulder and get you back to performing your activities!