According to research studies, 65% of all shoulder pain complaints are related to shoulder impingement, a condition characterized by the repeated pinching of a nerve, tendon, or bursa in the shoulder.
Shoulder impingement is a chronic condition that may begin with a simple clicking of the shoulder that slowly progresses to painful clicking, then slight loss of mobility or instability and finally loss of function. It can prevent you from performing the simplest activities of daily living such as reaching for overhead objects, dressing yourself, or combing your hair.
The Neer test helps identify if your shoulder pain may be due to shoulder impingement. With the help of a friend or a family member you can do this test yourself:
Shoulder impingement is a common problem among manual laborers or athletes performing overhead movements such as swimmers or pitchers.
If you suspect your shoulder pain may be due to impingement, visit the orthopedic specialists at the NewportCare Medical Group for an in-depth assessment and personalized treatment recommendation.
NewportCare Medical Group is a comprehensive specialty group located in Newport Beach, California specializing in advanced non-surgical and surgical treatments for a wide range of orthopedic conditions.
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