Typically with shoulder impingement, your biggest aggravating movements are going to be reaching overhead, behind your back and behind your head/ear. This is because these positions compress and close down the space in your shoulder joint the most. In order to improve this, you need to stretch the surrounding muscles around your shoulders/neck and strengthen yourRotator Cuff/shoulder blade muscles. Here are a few examples of stretches that could provide some help. If you have had shoulder pain that has been chronic for over 2 weeks you may need to see one of our Doctors of Physical Therapy for further help. Call 850-248-1600 today and schedule your shoulder evaluation.
To your Health,
Dr. Brooke Marshall, PT, DPT