The supraspinatus is one of the four rotator wristband muscles that enclose the shoulder. It is quite small and sits in the upper limb involving the shoulder blade and the spine of the scapula. Oakville Physiotherapy

It helps counter the gravitational forces on the shoulder that pull downhill due to weight of the limb. It also helps stabilise the shoulder joint. 

The supraspinatus muscle has a supraspinatus tendon fixing it to the bone. This tendon can become inflamed because of repeated strain, inflammatory disorders or trauma, triggering pain to the shoulder. The shoulder joint can feel stiff and more painful with motion. The condition is referred to as supraspinatus tendonitis, rotator cuff tendinitis or painful arc problem. It can affect anyone but it occurs more frequently in those between 20 and 60 years old.

A great way to try and prevent the condition in primaly is regular exercise to strengthen the shoulder and by making sure the joint isn’t overused. Some individuals are more prone to getting this type of injury than others.

Supraspinatus tendonitis will not get better alone but there are many treatments available including acupuncture, snooze, painkillers, anti-inflammatories and therapy. In a worst-case situation, surgery could be required.

Physiotherapists can treat the injury with manual lymph drainage (MLD) and combinatorial tissue manipulation (CTM). Attache have a minor blood resource so when they are damaged, they don’t have a good blood source to help with the healing process. These techniques help.

Manual Lymph Draining is a gentle therapeutic massage that uses stationary groups over the lymph nodes to increase the flow of lymph (a clear chemical important for the performance of the immune system). Massage can stimulate the lymph system and permit the fluid to stream back properly from around the cells to the blood vessels.

Connective muscle manipulation will be used after manual lymph draining as it increases the blood flow.

If combinatorial tissue is too anxious, it can restrict the lymph as it will try to come back to the blood vessels vessels. The fluid and pressure can increase and it needs to be released using CTM.