Your friendly Chiropractor in Chandler AZ, Dr. Dan Rae, is back at the computer this afternoon to start writing about some common shoulder injuries.  Today, I wil start with Impingment Syndrome.  This is a very common disorder of the shoulder.  I see this several times each week in my office making it a very important disorder to review.


There are several different structures that can become impinged with Impingement Syndrome.  The biceps tendon, supraspinatus tendon, and the subacromial bursa are all susceptible to impingement at the front or outer portions of the shoulder.  There are some structural causes that account for this impingement including variations in the collar bone, degeneration on the under side of the end of the collar bone, and inflammation directly under the collar bone.  Instability in the shoulder is also a coexisting problem, allowing for excessive upward movement of head of the humerus bone.  There may also be some tightness on the backside of the shoulder capsule, which cause migration foward and up of the humerus bone when raising the arm.

Management of Impingement Syndrome is based on the severity of the symptoms; however, stabilization of the shoulder must occur with a progressive rehabilitation program, stretching the posterior capsule, and modification of inciting activities.

If you are struggling with some sort of Shoulder Pain, call my office today (480) 366-4041.  We can Help!