Begin with tall neutral spine posture. Then bring a resistance band around the back of your thorax and wrap it around both wrists and into both hands. Have your palms face up in the start position with the elbows at about 90 degrees and broaden the shoulder blades. Then punch your hand forward pointing your thumb towards the ceiling and return it to the start. Repeat this 10 times for 3 sets and do it for the other side too! This is a great exercise for shoulder impingement pain caused by weak and poor scapula muscle activation.
Research studies, using randomized control trials, reveal that treatments consisting of manual therapy, using joint mobilizations, and specific prescribed Physiotherapy exercises are most effective for recovery versus strengthening exercises alone.[3,5,6]Treatments are aimed towards restoring joint alignment and mobility by breaking up joint capsule restrictions (scar tissue) and correcting muscle imbalances and kinesthetic & proprioceptive awareness.[5,6] Activity modification can also aid in the management of or / and further prevention of the pathology from occurring.
The use of non-corticosteroid medication & corticosteroid injections has a role in the treatment of inflammation and pain control.
When conservative treatment fails and the shoulder impingement is causing considerable pain & dysfunction, arthroscopic surgery followed by manual therapy and exercise has shown to be effective.
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