Understanding Shoulder Impingement Syndrome: What is it, Why Does it Occur, and How to Treat It.
Have you experienced any of the following symptoms?
- Pain when your arms are extended above your head
- Pain when lifting your arm, lowering your arm, or reaching your arms out
- Pain and/or tenderness in the front of your shoulder
- Pain that moves from the front of your shoulder to the side of your arm
- Pain when lying on the affected shoulder/arm
- Pain and/or achiness at night, affecting your ability to sleep
- Pain when reaching behind your back
- Weakness and/or stiffness in your shoulder
Well, there is a possibility that this pain you are experiencing could be a condition called Shoulder Impingement Syndrome. It is thought that between 44% and 65% of all shoulder pain complaints are related to Shoulder Impingement Syndrome.1 If you have never heard of this condition, there is no need to fret. It is a common condition and easily treatable with the help of your healthcare provider. However, we are here to answer your questions while you are waiting for your appointment.
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome is a condition in which the tendons of the rotator cuff of the shoulder are pinched as they pass between the top of the upper arm (humerus) and the tip of the shoulder (acromion).2 This syndrome is most seen in athletes and individuals participating in activities that involve a lot of overhead rotational motion. For example, activities using this rotational motion include sports such as swimming, baseball, volleyball, and tennis or other activities such as window washing or painting.3
While pain management and treatment of Shoulder Impingement Syndrome will be different for everyone and should be discussed with your healthcare provider, Ezy Wrap has a solution to help your shoulder recover in the meantime. Our Universal Shoulder Compression Therapy System (Model No. 7250) is a uniquely designed product that can help ease shoulder pain associated with Shoulder Impingement Syndrome and other types of shoulder pain. The wrap provides comfortable compression with its trimmable and fully adjustable body band and humerus strap.
The most convenient and unique feature to the Universal Shoulder Compression Wrap is the compatibility with our patented First Ice® or First Gel® Direct Stick™ technology. With our hot or cold therapy Direct Stick™ packs, you can apply the packs directly to the wrap anywhere you need targeted pain relief. Our First Ice® Direct Stick™ packs offer cold therapy relief which can reduce swelling and numb the pain receptors. While our First Gel® Direct Stick™ packs offer cold therapy and heat therapy which can help relax the muscles and improve blood circulation. We recommend using the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) method to promote healing and rehabilitation for your shoulder injury, however, we recommend speaking with your healthcare provider to discuss what type of treatment will work best for you.
Whether you need rehabilitation after an injury or looking for a way to ease shoulder pain, Ezy Wrap’s Universal Compression Shoulder offers a convenient solution. Its versatility, comfort, and effectiveness make it an ideal choice for individuals seeking relief from shoulder pain caused by conditions like Shoulder impingement Syndrome.