The supraspinatus tendon runs from the scapula to the humerus bone. The tendon can become inflamed due to a throwing injury, a fall, or from injury to the bursa.
What is it?
Supraspinatus Inflammation is the reddening, swelling, and irritation of the supraspinatus tendon.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Common symptoms include pain in abduction from 0-60 degrees, anterior shoulder pain, especially at night, tenderness when pressure is applied, and aching or stiffness.
Assessment methods involve evaluating pain levels and location, testing strength and range of motion limitations, analyzing biomechanics and posture, performing the Neer’s Impingement Test, and collecting a thorough patient history to determine the mechanism of injury.
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