How to Fix Your Shoulder Impingement

How to Fix Your Shoulder Impingement

If you're suffering from shoulder impingement syndrome, you know it's not a lot of fun. It can be painful, frustrating and keep you from doing the things you love.

But here's the good news: there are ways to get yourself back on track!

We've put together this guide to help you understand what's going on with your shoulder and how to heal it. Let's start at the beginning...

What is Shoulder Impingement Syndrome?

Shoulder impingement syndrome occurs when the tendons around your shoulder blade (which along with some muscles make up your rotator cuff) become pinched underneath the acromion process—a bony bump on the upper part of your shoulder blade that connects it to your collarbone. When this happens, it can cause pain and tenderness in your shoulder—and even limit your range of motion.

What Can You Do To Fix Your Shoulder Impingement Syndrome?

1. Give your shoulder a break. If you're experiencing shoulder impingement syndrome, it's likely that you've been doing too much and need to take some time off. Don't feel bad—you earned it! Go ahead and give yourself a break from any activities that may be causing pain, and rest until the pain subsides.

2. Consider manual therapy. If the pain doesn't subside after a few days of rest, you may want to consider manual therapy for your shoulder impingement. This could include physiotherapy, chiropractic care, massage therapy, acupuncture or osteopathy. A manual therapist at Yellow Gazebo will likely be able to help you identify and correct any underlying muscle weakness or joint issues that might be contributing to your pain (such as poor posture).

What Else Can You Do?

Make sure your diet is healthy and balanced. Avoid processed foods and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables every day; these foods will help prevent inflammation in your body and will allow it time to heal naturally.

Please do your homework! Oftentimes issues such as shoulder impingement can take several weeks for improvement to take place, but if you’re disciplined with your “exercise homework” you may be able to avoid having to come back for very many appointment with us. And of course we’re always happy to help!

If you’d like some more information on how we can help with your shoulder pain, would like to book a free consultation or would like to go ahead and schedule an appointment at Yellow Gazebo, please give us a call at 416-909-2334, email us at, or use the online booking link below. We’ll be happy to help you get on your way to optimum health.

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