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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Impingement Syndrome

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Are there any new treatments for impingement syndrome?

Are there  any new treatments for impingement syndrome?

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. ...Read more

Impingement Syndrome (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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I have impingement syndrome in my shoulder/ can I do therapy for impingement syndrome?

I have impingement syndrome in my shoulder/ can I do therapy for impingement syndrome?

Yes: Many shoulder impingement sypmtoms are due to dys-synchronization of the shoulder muscles. See a pt or physical medicine doc to get more guidance. This rehabilitation is very slow but well worth the effort. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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How is impingement syndrome different from shoulder bursitis?

How is impingement syndrome different from shoulder bursitis?

It's not: These conditions are similar and represent inflammation in the tissues surrounding the rotator cuff. Rest, ice and nsaid's are first line treatments, followed by therapy and oral/injectable steroids. If these measures fail, then shoulder arthroscopy is performed to remove the inflamed bursal tissue and bone spurs. The rotator cuff is evaluated and if torn, repaired/debrided. ...Read more

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Are spinal accessory nerve injuries sometimes confused for impingement syndrome ?

Are spinal accessory nerve injuries sometimes confused for impingement syndrome ?

Can be: But a careful examination by a specialist can tease out the difference. ...Read more

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While i was bench pressing i felt my shoulder slide back but I have all the symptoms for shoulder impingement syndrome is?

While i was bench pressing i felt my shoulder slide back but I have all the symptoms for shoulder impingement syndrome is?

Unstable Shoulder: Posterior shoulder injury is one of the most commonly missed diagnoses. Your description sounds like you suffered an episode of posterior subluxation. Remember impingement is a non specific term that really isn't an anatomic diagnosis. Impingement can result from rotator cuff weakness from muscular inhibition secondary to instability so its important to get the right diagnosis. http://www.thesh. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: impingement syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: impingement syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is tendinitis/impingement syndrome?

Could you explain what is tendinitis/impingement syndrome?

Pain in tendons: Any place where tendons attach to bone can be a site of tendinitis. When a tendon gets inflamed from trauma, overuse, or other reasons, it can cause pain, stiffness, and lack of function. The shoulders and elbows are common places for tendinitis. Impingement specifically refers to a type of shoulder tendinitis where the tendon is compressed under a bony part of the shoulder called the acromion. ...Read more

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Is surgery d option for shoulder pain(impingement syndrome), which did not reduce with physio for 6 months n tricort 10mg?

Is surgery d option for shoulder pain(impingement syndrome), which did not reduce with physio for 6 months n tricort 10mg?

Be careful: Twenties male considering shoulder operation for "impingement". Shoulder is complex bio mechanism not well understood by many doctors. If possible see osteopath for hands-on evaluation. Many bone surgeons operate based on imaging studies, which are infamous for inability to discern chronic soft tissue disorders. Failure of pt occurs if the bio mechanism disorder is not properly understood. ...Read more

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