At Home with Chris Jessen 2018 - 158
Pain when lifting the arm can make everyday tasks more difficult.
Luckily, effective treatments can restore full mobility
ain in the shoulder is a common
complaint, affecting three in ten
people at some point in their
lives. Shoulder pain can be a
symptom of a wide range of conditions
affecting the joint, however it is often
related to impingement syndrome.
More commonly known as swimmer's
or thrower's shoulder, it is a collection of
symptoms affecting the shoulder. These
include a dull pain on the outside of the
arm that is worse when the arm is lifted
out to the side. The pain often causes
disturbed sleep and can affect the ability
to complete everyday tasks, such as
getting dressed and hair washing.
What causes impingement
The movements of the shoulder are
controlled by the rotator cuff. This
is a group of four tendons, called
the supraspinatus, infraspinatus,
subscapularis and teres minor tendons.
Of these, the supraspinatus is the one