Impingement is the most common shoulder disorder
About 95% of rotator cuff injuries start with impingement.

The tendons of your rotator cuff live in an area of your shoulder called the "subacromial space". Sometimes this space can become crowded by abnormally shaped bones, arthritis, spurs, or inactive muscles that fail to keep the bones separated properly. This may create a painful pinching of the rotator cuff tendon when you raise your arm. 

 

Who is most likely to get shoulder impingement?

Those who perform repetitive overhead activity are at greater risk for impingement. This includes athletes who participate in: swimming, baseball, volleyball, weightlifting, and tennis as well as jobs like carpenters, electricians, painters, and wall paper hangers.

Any sign of shoulder impingement can be an indication you need to see your local chiropractor. At E3 Chiropractic + Wellness in Saskatoon, we are here to help. If you are dealing with any shoulder pain, we encourage you to schedule an appointment. Our doctors will provide you with the best conservative treatment options for your condition and goals!