Then, the examiner will forcibly adduct that 90 degrees abducted arm across the chest towards the normal side. As this, you can see in the diagram below.
Assessment of the Forced Adduction Test
If the patient feels pain in the acromioclavicular joint, this indicates shoulder joint pathology or anterior impingement.
Recent research indicates that anterior internal impingement is a mechanism for activity-related shoulder pain. Impingement syndrome was initially described to occur due to excessive or repetitive contact between the rotator cuff and other structures in the shoulder joint.
You can also cross-check this by injecting an anaesthetic injection into the shoulder joint. An absence of pain following the injection of anaesthetics can be an indication of joint disease.
My self Ritvik Verma and I am a Physiotherapist and the founder of www.physio-study.com. I completed my bachelor’s of physiotherapy from Integral University Lucknow and an internship at KMC Hospital Meerut.
Then I worked in the Physiotherapy Department of Lovee Shubh Hospital (Lucknow) for one year. Then I joined Holistic Touch Physical Therapy & Wellness Clinic and worked there for more than six months.
I am running my clinic and writing blogs on my website, www.physio-study.com, in my hometown, Lakhimpur Kheri.