Shoulder Impingement Article Archives


Shoulder Impingement – 3 Keys to Assessment and Treatment

Shoulder impingement is a really broad term that is used too often. It has become such a commonly used junk term, such as “patellofemoral pain,” especially with physicians.

Other common variations include subacromial impingement or rotator cuff impingement, but it … Read more >

Does Subacromial Decompression Surgery Really Do Anything?

Subacromial decompression surgery is a very common procedure performed for people with shoulder pain.  The procedure is often recommended for people with “shoulder impingement” and was originally theorized to open up the subacromial space and help reduce biomechanical Read more >

Shoulder Impingement – 3 Keys to Assessment and Treatment

Shoulder impingement really is a pretty broad term that most of us likely take for granted.  It has become such a junk term, such as “patellofemoral pain,” especially with physicians.  It seems as if any pain originated from … Read more >

Shoulder Impingement

Keys Shoulder Impingement

The latest webinar recording for Inner Circle members is now available below.

Shoulder Impingement

This month’s Inner Circle webinars discussed keys to shoulder impingement.  We talked about several topics, including:

  • Is shoulder impingement normal?
  • How to assess the different types
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Rotator Cuff Fatigue Increases Superior Humeral Head Migration

shoulder impingementIf there is one thing that I would say is the most important concept to understand regarding the shoulder, it is simply that you can not work the rotator cuff to failure as rotator cuff fatigue causes superior humeral head … Read more >

Upper and Lower Trapezius Imbalances May Cause Subacromial Impingement

image A new journal article in Physical Therapy in Sport (the journal I recently reviewed) discusses imbalance between upper and lower trapezius muscle activity and the association of subacromial shoulder impingement.

The authors studied the EMG activity of the upper … Read more >

Fatigue of the Rotator Cuff Causes Altered Shoulder Mechanics and Impingement

Another interesting article from the most recent issue of Journal of Athletic Training on rotator cuff fatigue and glenohumeral kinematics. In this study, the authors used dynamic fluroscopic video to assess superior humeral head migration in 20 asymptomatic subjects … Read more >