Physiotherapy in Calgary for Shoulder
Welcome to Evidence Sport and Spine's patient resource about Snapping Scapula Syndrome.
The scapulothoracic joint is located where the shoulder blade (also called the scapula) glides along the chest wall (the thorax). When movement of this joint causes feelings or sounds of grating, grinding, popping, or thumping, doctors call it snapping scapula syndrome.
Snapping scapula syndrome is fairly rare. When it happens, the soft tissues between the scapula and the chest wall are thick, irritated, or inflamed. Snapping scapula syndrome can also happen if the bones of the shoulder blade or rib cage grate over one another.
This article will help you understand:
- what causes snapping scapula syndrome
- how doctors treat this condition