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Shoulder Impingement: Symptoms & Treatment

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Shoulder pain can be anything but comfortable. Understanding what exactly is causing this pain and discomfort is important in preventing further damage. Shoulder impingement is one of the most common causes of pain in the shoulder. Also known as an overuse syndrome. The shoulder is made up of tendons (fibrous tissue that connects muscle to bone), muscle, and bone. When these tendons become irritated, an abundance of blood is naturally sent to the area, causing inflammation. This inflammation causes the shoulder bone to rub up against these tendons.  

Overuse and lack of rest increases fluid build up, impingement pain, thickening of structure and scar tissue. Shoulder impingement can lead to a chronic condition. With that being the case, chiropractic treatment is very important.

Causes & Symptoms

Overhead activity of the shoulder is a leading cause of impingement. Examples include lifting, painting, swimming, tennis, etc.

Typical shoulder impingement symptoms include shoulder weakness, pain with overhead use of the arm, difficulty reaching up behind back, pain with lying on sore shoulder and shoulder pain while at rest.

Goals

  1. Set up an appointment with Victory Rehab for a consultation.
  2. Identify the issue – The doctors at Victory Rehab will complete a full exam and provide a diagnosis.
  3. Treatment plan – At Victory Rehab our goal is to provide long term relief. Chiropractic care for shoulder impingement may include soft tissue work, massage techniques, exercise and strengthening therapy.
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Dr. Tom Campbell has become a trusted source for chiropractic care and working with athletes in Naperville IL. He attended Millikin University in Decatur, IL where he studied for his undergraduate degree in human biology. Dr. Tom went on to earn his Doctorate at Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, MO. While attending Millikin University Dr. Tom was a member of the men’s basketball team. His experience as a collegiate athlete aided his understanding of how the body responds to injury and how to recover as efficiently and quickly as possible. Since that time Dr. Tom has been working with athletes in the western suburbs of Chicago, from professional athletes to weekend warriors. He is certified in acupuncture as well as Cox, Diversified, Gonstead, and functional rehabilitative techniques. Dr. Tom specializes in biomechanics and sport-specific rehab as well as specific soft tissue techniques. Dr. Tom has been practicing in Naperville for over 10 years. Dr. Tom’s interests include nutrition, basketball, functional strength training, golf, tennis, cross-fit, reading, and helping people reach their full health potential.

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