Shoulder Impingement Syndrome is a serious condition in which the rotator cuff tendons are immobile and compressed during shoulder movements, resulting in pain due to the tendons and bursa being injured. The condition is caused by tightness in the muscles, leaving no movement in the shoulder as the structures are pulled too tightly together and causing friction, grinding, and other strains to the various tissues.
Over time, using your neck, shoulder, chest, and arm muscles creates an increasingly tighter feeling in the shoulder. When these muscles tighten, more tension is pulled on the connection between the tissues. If the tendons cross a joint, the bones are pulled together and result in the compression of the joint. The muscles start to get tighter as you use both the arm and the shoulder, resulting in the nervous system receiving a distress signal and tightening the muscles. An ultrasound is a good way to get a visual look at the shoulder bursitis, rotator cuff tears, or shoulder tendinopathies.
By loosening up the muscles in order to relax the nervous system and loosening the connective tissues through exercising and massaging, the symptoms of the condition can be reversed, but it is not as easy as it sounds. At Advance Physical Therapy, our licensed physical therapists see many injuries, with Shoulder Impingement Syndrome being one of the most common. While the condition is diagnosed on a case by case basis, some take as little as one or two treatments while others may take a few weeks to a month. Let Advance Physical Therapy help you with your Shoulder Impingement Syndrome and get you back to a pain-free life!
Did you know that you have Direct Access to Physical Therapy? No referral is needed. We offer the best Physical Therapy on Long Island where you can get help from our trusted and expert Physical Therapists. We have several locations on Long Island including Massapequa, Valley Stream, Wantagh and Lindenhurst. To start your Physical Therapy evaluation, call Advance Physical Therapy and The Physical Therapy Alliance at (516) 568-4444.