What is shoulder impingement, and how is it treated?
Shoulder impingement is a common cause of shoulder pain, especially for those whose daily routines require repetitive overhead movements such as lifting, painting, or throwing.
Shoulder impingement occurs when the shoulder bursa (fluid-filled sacs in the shoulder) or rotator cuff tendons are intermittently trapped and compressed when the shoulder is raised overhead.
Over time, this impingement can lead to the thinning of the tendons and increased risk for other injuries, such as rotator cuff tears.
If you have a shoulder impingement the common symptoms can include:
The Board Certified Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Specialists at OrthoNeuro have helped thousands of patients with shoulder impingements return to an active and healthy lifestyle using a variety of treatment options.
Shoulder impingement rarely requires surgery, unless the impingement has caused damage to the ligaments or tendons of the shoulder.
However, in most cases, the Board Certified Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Specialists use a conservative treatment plan to treat shoulder impingement.
These treatment options can include:
If you have been experiencing symptoms of shoulder impingement, schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Orthopedic Specialists at one of our 7 convenient locations throughout Greater Columbus.
We will evaluate your unique lifestyle and goals to determine which type of treatment is best for you. Best of all, most patients can be seen within 24 hours of making an appointment.
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