Sometimes people experience shoulder pain and don’t necessarily know how it occurred but the answer can be very simple that they are experiencing an injury called impingement. shoulder pain can present in many different ways but impingement is a common injury that with the right treatment in therapy can be healed pretty quickly. If you think that the shoulder pain that you are experiencing could be impingement, call the office at 330-491-0381 or you can visit us on our website at

 Impingement is an overuse injury that affects the tendon in the rotator cuff muscles when the muscle rubs against the bone And can actually be pinched between the bone itself. You will feel a pinching sensation or even a sharp pain when this occurs. This causes inflammation in the area which can result in shoulder pain and discomfort. You may experience shoulder pain when reaching for an object or doing overhead activities. This can also present with older age as tendonitis and arthritis start to occur. 

Shoulder impingement is most often found in overhead activities such as swimming or baseball where there is a constantly rotating motion. May also find shoulder impingement with everyday activities such as painting or window washing.

 The most important part of improving your shoulder pain from impingement syndrome is rest and Ice to reduce the inflammation and once the tendon has calmed down it is important for the individual to start a rehab program. Is important to have a regular stretching routine as well as a strengthening routine to ensure that the function of the shoulder is restored and that the strength is there to prevent the injury from occurring again. This should only take a couple of visits where you can be taught what to do on your own and can continue your program at home on your own. It is important to be consistent and stick with the program so that the muscle affected by the impingement can heal and get stronger. You should also consider avoiding the overhead activity that originated the shoulder pain.

 Impingement is a common injury that causes shoulder pain but is also very treatable and has good outcomes with the right treatment plan. At McBrearty soft tissue and Sport Chiropractic, we can help with your impingement and get you on a home treatment plan to avoid it occurring again. Call us at 330-491-0381 or visit us at for an appointment today.