The subscapular tendon is the largest and the strongest of the tendons (fibres that connect muscle to bone) of the rotator cuff (muscles and tendons that connect arm to shoulder). Subscapularis tendinopathy describes the inflammation of this tendon.
Like the other shoulder conditions, repeated overhead activities such as swimming and throwing can increase the risk for the condition.
At our clinic, we focus on the subscapularis muscle in our treatment plan and then apply techniques such as:
- Myofascial release
- Trigger point therapy
- Stretching and strengthening the subscapularis