Are you suffering from shoulder pain?
SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT SYNDROME is a common cause of shoulder pain. It occurs when there is impingement of tendons or bursa in the shoulder from bones of the shoulder.
Overhead activity of the shoulder, especially repeated activity, is a risk factor for shoulder impingement syndrome. Over time, impingement syndrome can lead to inflammation of the rotator cuff tendons (tendinitis) and bursa (bursitis).
If not treated appropriately, the rotator cuff tendons can start to thin and tear. In conclusion, shoulder impingement syndrome is cited as a main contributing factor to shoulder pain in up to 65% of cases.
References : Wei Dong, Hans Goost, Xiang-Bo Lin, Christof Burger,, Christian Paul, Zeng-Li Wang, Tian-Yi Zhang, Zhi-Chao Jiang, Kristian Welle, and Koroush Kabir (2015), Treatments for Shoulder Impingement Syndrome A PRISMA Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis ,Medicine, 94(10): e510.
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