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Shoulder impingement is a prevalent term used to describe shoulder pain, but it falls short as a diagnosis. In this video, I’ll debunk the notion of shoulder impingement and explain why it’s an insufficient explanation for the root cause of your injury.
Join me as we dive into the details and complexities of shoulder impingement. I’ll shed light on the two main types: external (or subacromial) and internal impingement. Understanding the distinction between these types is crucial in developing an effective rehab plan tailored to your specific condition.
Research has shown that the key to optimal rehabilitation lies in identifying the underlying cause of your shoulder pain. By unraveling the “why” behind your injury, we can make informed exercise choices that address the root issue.
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External impingement describes the pinching of the bursa (a small fluid filled “air bag”) or rotator cuff tendons against the ceiling created by the acromion bone. The subacromial space is the space between the acromion and the rotator cuff/soft tissue structures. Internal impingement occurs when the tendons of the rotator cuff are pinched between the “ball” of the humerus and the edge (usually the back side) of the socket “tee.” Because these classifications are based on where the impingement occurs, they often bring out pain in different parts of the shoulder.
External impingement for example often creates pain on the front side of your shoulder as you raise your arm overhead. Internal impingement creates pain on the backside of the shoulder as the arm is elevated and externally rotated.
To understand WHY your shoulder impingement is occurring we’ll need to uncover:
1) Mobility imbalances
2) Stability imbalances
3) Coordination imbalances
To learn more of the screening process I take patients through who have shoulder pain, check out this blog: https://squatuniversity.com/2018/08/04/how-to-screen-your-shoulder-pain/
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