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Does Shoulder Impingement Syndrome Go Away On Its Own?

Does Shoulder Impingement Syndrome Go Away On Its Own - Does Shoulder Impingement Syndrome Go Away On Its Own?

Shoulder pain can be caused by several factors such as sporting injuries, overuse, or age-related changes. Shoulder impingement syndrome is one such condition that causes discomfort to the shoulder joint. Commonly referred to as swimmer’s shoulder, this condition arises due to tendon inflammation and irritation when the arm bones move. One thought that might come to your mind is “can shoulder impingement syndrome go away on its own?”. In this article, we will dive into the topic and explore the answer to this question.

Shoulder impingement syndrome is a common problem that affects many people across different age groups. It typically starts with a dull ache in the upper shoulder area and might worsen into a sharp pain when you move your arm. The pain can get severe, limiting your range of motion and affecting your everyday activities. Although it can take a while, shoulder impingement syndrome can go away on its own. However, this might not be the case for everyone.

The duration it takes for shoulder impingement syndrome to resolve on its own depends on several factors such as age, lifestyle behavior, and how long the condition has persisted. If you’re young and have been active in sports, you might recover faster than someone who is older and less active. It’s worth noting that while the pain might go away on its own, the condition may persist and affect you in the long run.

Physiotherapy and chiropractic care can help speed up the healing process of shoulder impingement syndrome. These forms of treatment help improve the range of motion in your joints, strengthen the muscles, and reduce inflammation. A physiotherapist or chiropractor will take you through exercises that focus on stretching and strengthening your shoulders, thereby improving your posture. Chiropractic adjustments, on the other hand, will help restore the spine’s natural alignment, which contributes a great deal to resolving shoulder impingement syndrome.

If you’re experiencing shoulder impingement syndrome, it’s best to seek professional medical help. Self-treating by taking pain medication or avoiding activities that involve the shoulder joint will not give a long-term solution. In some cases, ignoring the pain may cause further damage to the rotator cuff and lead to surgery. Physiotherapy and chiropractic care are proven and effective methods of relieving shoulder impingement syndrome pain.

In conclusion, while shoulder impingement syndrome may go away on its own in some cases, seeking physiotherapy or chiropractic care is the best course of action. These treatments will not only help speed up the healing process but also strengthen and widen the range of motion of your shoulders. Don’t ignore the pain; seek medical attention for prompt relief.

If you have any questions or would like to explore further, please book a free, no-charge online appointment with either myself, Nitin Nair, BPT, R/TRO DIP, PT, or another Kitchener physiotherapy at CARESPACE. We are happy to listen and are here to help!

Nitin Nair, BPT, R/TRO DIP, PT

Nitin Nair, BPT, R/TRO DIP, PT

Nitin is an internationally trained physiotherapist and has been practicing in Canada since 2015. After graduating in 2009, Nitin started as a physiotherapist in a cardiothoracic and vascular surgery team under the guidance of an eminent cardiac surgeon. His interest and passion in the field of sports and musculoskeletal rehabilitation made him switch from acute care to a musculoskeletal rehabilitation setting. Nitin blends various hands-on physiotherapy techniques with therapeutic exercises to achieve his client’s goals. He is certified in the McKenzie method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT): Lumbar spine, Mulligan concepts and personalized blood flow restriction rehabilitation (PBFR). His clients vary from weekend warriors to elite athletes. He is a huge advocate of the ‘Looking beyond the pain’ model to provide clients with the best care possible. Exercises and activity modification are always important components of his treatment plans to empower clients to reach their health goals.

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