Snapping Scapula Syndrome


What is Snapping Scapula Syndrome?

The Scapulothoracic Joint is located where the shoulder blade glides along the chest wall. 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.

Symptons of Snapping Scapula Syndrome

  • Grating, grinding or snapping audio-able sound at the chest wall


Causes of Snapping Scapula Syndrome

  • Overuse Injury
  • Weakness or inactivity of the muscle
  • Changes in the alignment of the scapulothoracic joint


Treatment for Snapping Scapula Syndrome


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

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