The effect of subacromial pain on proprioception

Why is proprioception impaired in patients with shoulder pain?

It has been proven that proprioception is diminished in patients with pathologic shoulder conditions, but to date it remains unclear exactly why this is the case. A recent study has found that joint position sense does not change, but that the threshold for movement detection in fact decreases in healthy subjects in which subacromial pain is experimentally induced.

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