Schmerzen in der Schulter: Impingement Syndrom behandeln (Infraspinatus triggern)
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The infraspinatus is the main muscle responsible for external rotation of the upper arm, supported by the deltoideus pars spinalis and the supraspinatus. The infraspinatus is especially stressed during arm movements that are overhead and rotational. Thus, it can be overloaded with excessive intensity and insignificant recovery, which usually manifests itself as pain in the scapula or in the anterior region of the shoulder. Occurring tensions can disturb the nervous system in such a way that the pain pattern can spread to the neck, the upper arm and even to some extent to the forearm. If there is a narrowing between the acromion and the humeral head and pain in the said areas, this is called impingement syndrome.
To treat this syndrome, it is necessary to create space between the acromion and the humeral head so that the constriction is relieved and the arm is no longer restricted. Relaxation of the said region is achieved by sufficient regeneration phases after high load. Conversely, in the case of highly monotonous movements that cause the rotator cuff to be under-stressed (often caused by bench or shoulder presses or explosive backstroke movements such as in tennis and badminton), active compensation must be provided. This can be done through regular mobility and accessory exercises that keep the rotator cuff strong and mobile.
To relieve or prevent tension after increased stress, the infraspinatus can be treated through self-massage or targeted triggering. In the video we show you how to reach and work the relevant trigger points.