For scapular upward rotation to occur, scapular downward rotator musculature must lengthen. If scapular downward rotation muscles are tight, they might not be flexible enough to allow for scapular upward rotation, thereby causing shoulder impingement syndrome to occur.
One potential risk factor for shoulder pain is scapular dyskinesis. Scapular dyskinesis refers to altered position and motion of the scapula.
The findings question the value of shoulder decompression surgery; this should be communicated to patients during the shared decision-making process.
Following are ten of the most common dysfunctional postural patterns and injuries that may occur with smart phone (cell/mobile phone) use.
Manual therapy treatment for a pathologic rotator cuff tendon depends on which tendon is affected and the specific pathology of the tendon.
Self-care for the client/patient with rotator cuff pathology depends on the specific muscle that is affected and the specific pathology that is present.
Signs and symptoms of rotator cuff pathology include pain, joint crepitus, weakness, and decreased range of motion when moving the shoulder (glenohumeral) joint.
The two most common types of rotator cuff pathology are rotator cuff tendinitis and rotator cuff tear, most often of the supraspinatus and infraspinatus.
Frozen shoulder is a condition in which the glenohumeral joint loses mobility. The two stages are neurogenic frozen shoulder and adhesive capsulitis.