Rotator Cuff/Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

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Rotator Cuff InjuriesThe shoulder is comprised of three main bones. The humerus (upper arm bone), Scapula (shoulder blade) and Clavicle (collar bone) all merge to form a ball-and-socket joint. The end of the humerus (also known as the humeral head) meets with the scapula. The scapula in turn joins with the clavicle.
These three bones are connected by ligaments.

The rotator cuff is responsible for securing the arm bone (humerus) in the shoulder socket. The muscles and tendons that make up the rotator cuff attach the head of the humerus bone, or ball, to the shoulder socket.

Shoulder impingement occurs when the tendons in the rotator cuff become irritated and inflamed by the surrounding bones. The shoulder region is very unique. The muscles in the shoulder are unlike any of the body’s other muscles. The muscles in the body usually surround bone. However, in the shoulder area, bones surround the muscles and their connecting tendons. The rotator cuff muscles are effectively sandwiched by surrounding bones.

Impingement syndrome occurs when the surrounding bones are knocked out of alignment or compress or pinch the muscles and tendons of the rotator cuff. Car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents and other trauma related accidents can cause this compression. Consistent compression and pinching can irritate and inflame the rotator cuff muscles. Consistent compression reduces the blood flow in the muscles. Reduced blood flow hardens the muscle which reduces elasticity and causes the muscle tissue fray.Lifting your hands above your head, moving your hands behind the back of your head and other shoulder movements can perpetuate this cycle of compression/pinching and painful inflammation and irritation.

Chronic pain caused by shoulder impingement can drastically reduce the quality of one’s life. Aside from living in constant pain, this injury can prevent one from engaging in physical activities like golf, tennis and all the other activities that rely on shoulder movement.

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