Overuse/inflammation in shoulder

Are you experiencing pain in or around your shoulder? Read our quick guide about overuse/inflammation in muscles and tendon insertions around the shoulder joint and the possible causes, symptoms and treatment.

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 throw, handball and bodybuilding.

POSSIBLE CAUSES

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

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

TREATMENT

  • Avoid static work
  • Adapt working position
  • Training of range of motion (ROM), coordination, strength and stability

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