Best shoulder pain doctor in Koramangala | Bone and joint consult
Shoulder impingement syndrome can involve bursitis which is inflammation of the shoulder’s bursa or tendinitis which is inflammation of the rotator cuff tendons
It can also be because of calcium deposits in the tendons or any combination of the three. People at risk include those who employ repeated overhead movements like
- Tennis players
- Construction workers and,
- Quite commonly, those who perform do-it-yourself repairs around the home
People with hooked acromions (the bony knob at the top of the shoulder blades) are more susceptible to shoulder impingement than others with flat or curved acromions. Because these people have smaller spaces beneath their acromions (called the subacromial space), nearby tendons have more opportunity to become compressed and painful.
Shoulder impingement can be treated successfully with proper rest, medication, physical therapy or surgery, depending on the severity of the condition. After successful treatment for shoulder impingement should continue a maintenance routine to maximize the chance that the problem will not return. Such a program should include:
- Routine exercises
- exercises which can keep the muscles of the shoulder strong
- the development and maintenance of shoulder-friendly posture
Our orthopedic doctors or physiotherapist can create a program to give you the best chance of maintaining your shoulder pain-free. Such an exercise program might include
simple flexion and self-capsular stretches with a rod to increase your flexibility. Isotonic or muscle-tightening exercises can be helpful as well; these allow you to build strength in your muscles without moving or stressing the involved shoulder joint. Strengthening exercises using elastic tubing to provide resistance help build the rotator cuff.
Chronic pain from shoulder impingement syndrome can be unbearable. However, by following a carefully planned exercise routine you often can regain your mobility, resume your usual activities and keep pain at bay.
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