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Identify the causes of Scapula Winging – Part 3/3

5. Winging of the scapula secondary to instability

This is one of the commonest causes of scapula dysrythmia (and winging).Recurrent dislocations of the shoulder leads to dysfunction of the muscles that move and support the shoulder complex and scapula. The more frequent thedislocations and the less trauma involved in causing the dislocations, the worse the scapula dysryrhmia (winging). An essential part of treating shoulder instability(recurrent dislocations) is treating the scapula dysrythmia. This is done by anexperienced physiotherapist in association with a shoulder surgeon.


6. Winging secondary to pain

This is another common cause of econdary winging and dysrhythmia of the scapula. Any painful condition of the shoulder will lead to abnormal movements of the entire shoulder complex. Reduced movement at the glenohumeral joint will lead to more compenatory movement at the scapula.

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7. Brachial Plexus injury or disease

Most of the nerves supplying the stabilising muscles of the scapula arise from the Brachial Plexus. The Brachial Plexus is a bundle of nerves running from the neck to the arm. It carries the nerve supply for the muscles of the arm and shoulder. Sometimes a major accident can affect the muscles of the shoulder more than the arm and lead to winging. When there is no trauma, a condition known as Parsonage-Turner syndrome (Brachial Neuritis) can lead to weakness of the scapula muscles.

Winging secondary to Parsonage-Turner syndrome: 

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Identify the causes of Scapula Winging – Part 2/3

3. Muscular dystrophies,

Most commonly Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy (FSHD), are the main cause of weakness of all the scapula stabilising muscles.

Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy (FSHD) is one of a number of uncommon inherited disorders called muscular dystrophies. Muscular dystrophy is a progressive weakening of skeletal muscles and has varying degrees of severity. FSHD mainly affects the face muscles and the muscles around the shoulder and shoulder blade.

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4. Loss of scapular suspensory mechanism

The coracoclavicular ligaments suspend the scapula from the clavicle and the acromioclavicular joint is the only joint linking the scapula to the rest of the body. Therefore dislocation of the acromioclavicular joint or a fracture of the outer third of the clavicle, with rupture of the coracoclavicular ligaments, leads to an abnormal scapula rhythm and apparent scapula winging with overhead manouevers. This is usually not painful and usually only affects overhead workers and athletes.

Another rare cause is the ‘scapulothoracic dissociation’, described by Rockwood & Matsen in 1990. The scapula is wrenched from the body in violent trauma leading to fracture of the clavicle and soft tissues around the clavicle.

The Acromioclavicular Joint is usually injured by a direct fall onto the point of the shoulder. The shoulder blade (scapula) is forced downwards and the clavicle (collarbone) appears prominent.





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At PFC, we are committed to creating a comfortable and safe environment for our clients workouts.

PFC believes in the effectiveness of functional training and uses this exercise methodology to train its clients. Equipped with various functional training equipments, the facility aims to allow maximum movement to allow clients to exercise and perform at their optimum level.

Clients can expect to the comfort of completing their workout in a quiet and personal environment with their trainers with minimal distraction and disruption.

About PFC Studio Founder

Jeremy Ng

Jeremy Ng is the founder of Personal Fitness Coach. He is a National Academy of Sports National NASM) and American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified trainer and is also a certified Emergency First Response (EFR) trainer. Thus far, he has worked with clients with physical injuries such as those who have recovered from surgeries and who are in the rehabilitative stage. Jeremy is also experienced in sport conditioning; he helps professional athletes to perform in their optimum level.

He is a seasonal facilitator for fitness and EFR related workshops.