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a mri found that i have a type ii acromion and a possible subacromial impingement. would prolotherapy be beneficial to relieve the pain in shoulder?

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Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Probably not : Type II acromion has a curved shape. The bone pushes down on the muscle it making it painful to make certain moves. Although physical therapy may provide some benefit, ultimately the bone should come off the muscle for a more permanent solution.
Answered on Dec 27, 2017

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