Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Shoulder pain can be caused by calcifications, impingement syndrome (pinching during movement) or frozen shoulder (joint inflammation). Pain and injury are common as the joint is very mobile.

Due to a very small joint contact zone shoulder muscle strength vital. Therefore, often most issues are related to uncoordinated or weak shoulder musculature. In all cases, a proper evaluation by a physiotherapist is important. Physicentrix can also help you determine if any dietary, lifestyle, training issue or otherwise may be additional factors to consider in managing your rehabilitation.

Below are some common shoulder pains and injuries that we can help manage.

What is a Shoulder Impingement Syndrome?

We commonly see this syndrome in athletes or gym members. It occurs when rotator cuff tendons are compressed. This causes injury to the shoulder tendons and bursa and results in painful shoulder movements. This leads to inflammation and swelling of the rotator cuff tendon (tendinitis). If bursa are involved it will also result in shoulder bursitis (swelling of bursa). The main causes are due to overuse, predisposition to structural narrowing of the shoulder joint, muscle weakness and injury.

Symptoms will include pain or muscle weakness during movement or pain when lying on the affected shoulder. Pain may also extend from the shoulder to the elbow. As your condition deteriorates you may have pain at rest.

How can Physicentrix help with Shoulder Pain?


Consultation, treatment and advice by: Physiotherapist, Sports Massage Therapist and Naturopath

  • Shockwave Therapy (may be substitute for injections or surgery)
  • Exercise Prescription (scapular stabilization, rotator cuff)
  • Massage Therapy
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Ultrasound and Electrotherapy
  • Dietary and Lifestyle Advice
  • Referral to local Pharmacist or Physician for Medication


  • Resistance Bands (muscle and joint strengthening)

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