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what is the definition or description of: impingement syndrome?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Impingement: Literally means squeezing or pinching or tissues. Several general types. As pertains to the shoulder, a pinching of the rotator cuff by a-c joint, downward-sloping acromion, c-c ligament, or thickened subacromial bursa. Internal impingement is typically at the posterior glenohumeral joint as seen in throwing/overhead athletes.
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Pinching syndrome: Impingment syndrome is simply where your rotator cuff gets pinched between the ball of your shoulder joint and the shelf of bone called the acromion that is above it. Repetitive overhead activities leads to pinching and irritation of the cuff and surrounding bursal tissue.....Thus impingement syndrome.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is impingement syndrome?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Tendinitis/bursitis : The rotator cuff tendon and bursa can be pinched between the acromion and greater tuberosity. This causes inflammation and pain. Ice, nsaid's and activity modification are the first line treatments for this problem. Persistent symptoms need oral/injected steroid and/or physical therapy. If non-operative treatment fails, arthroscopic surgery is the definitive treatment.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Are there any new treatments for impingement syndrome?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
PT: Physical therapy is the best treatment for this (assuming you are talking about the shoulder). Strengthening the rotator cuff should help reduce your symptoms.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Impingement syndrome getting in the way of rugby. Any tips for me?

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Dr. Audie Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Strength training: Might help to see a physical therapist if an ortho has made DX of impingement. Can improve with cortisone injection, antiinflammatories, pt. Sometimes needs further work up and surgery.

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