Shoulder Medial Rotation Syndrome
Lateral or anterior shoulder pain near the acromion. This occurs because there is excessive shoulder medial rotation during overhead reaching.
Common Medical Diagnoses:
- supraspinatus tendinopathy
- subacromial or subdeltoid bursitis
- bicipital tendinopathy
- calcific tendonitis
- rotator cuff tear
- early frozen shoulder / adhesive capsulitis
- Shoulder medial rotation at rest that does not correct with overhead movements.
- Decreased pain when the shoulder is rotated laterally prior to or during overhead movements.
- Reduce dominance of medial rotators (pectoralis major, teres major, latissimus dorsi)
- Improve the strength and activation of the lateral rotators.
- Improve scapular stability to allow the lateral rotators to work more efficiently.