Overuse/inflammation in muscles and tendon insertions around the shoulder joint

The troubles are common among painters, carpenters, waitresses, hairdressers and in sports as swimming, javelin, handball and bodybuilding.

 

Symptoms

– Pain and reduced strength when working above the shoulder.
– Difficulties to sleep on the shoulder, get dressed and to comb your hair.
– Pain and soreness during or after activity.

 

Possible causes

Instability / degenerative changes. Stiffness in the thoracic spine. Poor posture.
Static work above the shoulders.

 

Treatment

Avoid static work.
Adapt working position.
Training of ROM, coordination, strength and stability.