Shoulder Press Test

 Shoulder Press Test

What is Shoulder Press Test?

How it’s Performed?

What does a positive Shoulder Press Test mean?

Increase in pain during the shoulder press test suggests:

  1. Nerve root compression
  2. Foraminal narrowing by osteophytes
  3. Dural sheath changes,
  4. Contracture of the facet joint capsule on the side being tested.
  5. Circumscribed pain on the side of the stretched musculature indicates increased muscle tone in the sternocleidomastoid or trapezius muscle.

Decreased muscular pain in the side that is not stretched suggests:


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