Shoulder impingement is characterized by pain in the shoulder when lifting your arm above your head. At a certain range of motion there is more pain, typically between 90 degrees and 120 degrees of shoulder abduction. This is called the “painful arc of motion”. Shoulder impingement does not require surgical intervention and can be treated very well with physical therapy.
How Physical Therapy Helps Shoulder Impingements
Shoulder impingement is treated with PT by working on the positioning of the shoulder joint when the arm is moving overhead. We can eliminate this pain usually by correcting some postural faults along with increasing flexibility or strength. Call us today to find out how we can help you eliminate pain quickly and get back to what you love to do!