Scapular dyskinesis and risk of future shoulder pain

Does scapular dyskinesis increase the risk of future shoulder pain?

The authors of this review found that the presence of scapular dyskinesis (SD) at baseline increased the risk of developing shoulder pain within 9 to 24 months by 43%.

A total of 35% of athletes with SD complained of shoulder pain during the follow up period, compared to only 25% in athletes without SD.

It is suggested that evaluating for SD should be a part of risk factor screening.

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