Impingement and Bursitis | Auckland Health and Performance

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This type of shoulder injury is usually associated with tendon pain or dysfunction of how the shoulder blade is rotating around your rib cage

Bursitis is caused by irritation of tissues/tendons not sliding properly causing irritation to the fluid like sac (swelling)

The swelling blocks the space and creates less space for movement to occur = shoulder pain

Impingement will often be described by patients as pain free movement in most ranges until they lift above their head. Known as the painful arc. Gets worse the higher they lift their arm

Do you have shoulder pain?

  • Pain at the front of the shoulder
  • Pain at the top of a shoulder press
  • Suspect that you have torn a tendon in your shoulder
  • Suspect muscle pain
  • Occasionally refers to feels like bicep pain

What to expect at Auckland Health and Performance?

Initial assessment with your chiropractor includes a thorough discussion of the nature of your pain

The how where what happened questions as well as a bit about you and your health history

We have a chat about your work, physical activity and other life demands to determine what management you need to get back to those things even stronger and more robust than before!

Your chiro will then conduct a thorough physical assessment. This will involve both hands on assessment from the therapist but also practical assessment.

We’ll provide you with a management plan to help you understand your condition and your path forward to become pain free!

At Auckland Health and Performance, we believe it is the combination of on table work like adjustments muscle work needling etc, combined with exercise therapy and education on how you can manage it at home will get the best outcome for our patients. #people #first

Don’t delay your recovery – Take action today!

The occasional niggle or tightness may be nothing to worry but don’t ignore it, lingering pain may end up causing you a lot of problems in the future.

Take care of your body. Because what do you have without your health?

In general, shoulder pain that is affecting your day to day life is a sign that something needs to be looked at.

Often we just assume things will get better by themselves or with enough rest, but this is rarely the case, so take action and get back to doing what you love as soon as possible! Get it sorted!