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Subacromial pain syndrome (Saps)..

Complaints occur when lifting or turning the arm inward/outward and lying on the shoulder. A subacromial pain syndrome can take up to six months. Physiotherapy can reduce symptoms through targeted advice physical treatment.

The exact cause of a subacromial pain syndrome is unknown. Often the symptoms are caused by irritation to the tendons or bursa in the shoulder. The cause of pain can come from various structures located in the subacromial space (space between the shoulder roof and the shoulder head).

Fysio Fitaal physiotherapy for shoulder complaints in Tilburg

At a subacromial pain syndrome there is often pain on the outside of the shoulder that can radiate to the upper arm or neck. The symptoms can occur, for example, when lifting the arm, turning the arm inward/outward and lying on the affected shoulder. The complaints are very similar to a rotator cuff rupture.

Fysio Fitaal physiotherapy for SAPS complaints in Tilburg (1)

Usually the symptoms occur gradually without a clearly identifiable cause. The symptoms increase over time and can lead to limitations in performing daily actions/activities. It can take up to six months for the symptoms to disappear completely. Physiotherapy can ensure that your recovery is as rapid as possible. This is often done over a period of six to 12 weeks.


The therapists at Fysiofitaal Tilburg can diagnose for you. subacromial pain syndrome pose. They do this on the basis of an interview (anamnesis) and extensive physical examination. In addition to the general physical examination, the therapist performs a number of specific tests that show whether there is actually a subacromial pain syndrome.


At Fysiofitaal Tilburg, subacromial pain syndrome is treated with the goal of reducing pain symptoms and improving both mobility and muscle strength in the shoulder region. The therapy consists of giving personalized advice, exercise therapy and where appropriate mobilizations or manual therapy. It is important that, in addition to visits to your therapist, you engage in your own homework exercises.

Do you suffer from shoulder pain that you just can't seem to get rid of? Make an appointment now with one of our physical therapists at Physio Fitaal.

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