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Impingement Syndrome (Overview)

Shoulder pain caused by connective tissue (a tendon) rubbing on a shoulder blade.


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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?

May be instability: Impingement usually occurs with shoulder press or military press. You may have experienced shoulder instability. Impingement typically occurs in older patients (>35 or 40) while instability occurs in younger patients (< 30.) initial treatment for instablity involves a physical therapy program. Impingement is treated with nsaids, physical therapy, and steroid injections. ...Read more

Impingement Syndrome (Overview)

Shoulder pain caused by connective tissue (a tendon) rubbing on a shoulder blade.


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I've been diagnosed with impingement syndrome in the rotator cuff, but the real pain is about 8 inches lower in the upper arm muscle. I'm 50 yr female?

I've been diagnosed with impingement syndrome in the rotator cuff, but the real pain is about 8 inches lower in the upper arm muscle. I'm 50 yr female?

Referred pain: The nerves that supply the rotator cuff comes from the neck at the C5 and C6 levels. The same nerves supply the skin around the side of the upper arm. Since your brain is unable to process pain coming from the rotator cuff tendons, it interprets the pain as coming from the area of those nerves, or the skin from the nerves. This is called referred pain. ...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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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

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Shoulder surgery this tuesday for impingement syndrome. In severe pain now with my hand falling asleep constantly. Do I go to the ER or just wait?

Shoulder surgery this tuesday for impingement syndrome. In severe pain now with my hand falling asleep constantly. Do I go to the ER or just wait?

Carpal tunnel?: Ur wrist may b hanging from the edge of ur immobilizer in a flexed position compressing the median nerve, causing cts. If so purchase a cock-up wrist splint and wear it 2 prevent the flexion of the wrist. ...Read more

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What is impingement syndrome?

What is impingement syndrome?

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. ...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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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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What is impingement syndrome of shoulder like?

Nonspecific: Impingement syndrome is a nonspecific term and if pain persists see a shoulder specialist for a clear diagnosis and treatment plan.
Learn more here:http://www. Theshouldercenter. Com/shoulderpain/2013/shoulder-surgery/spur-acromioplasty-impingement/. ...Read more

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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

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

May be instability: Impingement usually occurs with shoulder press or military press. You may have experienced shoulder instability. Impingement typically occurs in older patients (>35 or 40) while instability occurs in younger patients (< 30.) initial treatment for instablity involves a physical therapy program. Impingement is treated with nsaids, physical therapy, and steroid injections. ...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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Would a cortisone injection be solution for shoulder impingement syndrome?

Would a cortisone injection be solution for shoulder 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.
Cortisone injections work well for certain type of bursitis involving the shoulder but work best in combination with therapy as above. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is impingement syndrome different from shoulder bursitis and rotator cuff tendinitis?

Can you tell me how is impingement syndrome different from shoulder bursitis and rotator cuff tendinitis?

See details: An impingement is secondary to arthritic narrowing the joint and is not caused by inflammation or bursa or tendons. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with impingement syndrome in the rotator cuff, but the real pain is about 8 inches lower in the upper arm muscle. I'm 50 yr female?

Referred pain: The nerves that supply the rotator cuff comes from the neck at the C5 and C6 levels. The same nerves supply the skin around the side of the upper arm. Since your brain is unable to process pain coming from the rotator cuff tendons, it interprets the pain as coming from the area of those nerves, or the skin from the nerves. This is called referred pain. ...Read more

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I have already had a hydrocortisone injection in my shoulder for impingement syndrome 2 months ago, the pain is coming back.

I have already had a hydrocortisone injection in my shoulder for impingement syndrome 2 months ago, the pain is coming back.

Need to look: If you have recurrent pain after a subacromial injection for "impingement" you may need to better discern what is causing the pain and if it truly is impingment. If you have not tried therapy that is also a good next step. You may require an ultrasound or MRI to look at the rotator cuff. You are a bit young to have any kind of cuff tears which is why I would make sure the diagnosis is correct. ...Read more

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Shoulder surgery this tuesday for impingement syndrome. In severe pain now with my hand falling asleep constantly. Do I go to the ER or just wait?

Carpal tunnel?: Ur wrist may b hanging from the edge of ur immobilizer in a flexed position compressing the median nerve, causing cts. If so purchase a cock-up wrist splint and wear it 2 prevent the flexion of the wrist. ...Read more

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What type of safe exercises can be done for a shoulder that has impingement/tendinitis syndrome?

A number: Several exercises can help with this. They need to be directly taught to you. I suggest you see a physcal therapist. ...Read more

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I have cam impingement and iliotibial band syndrome. Regular physio and pain meds and steroid injection but pain is getting worse. What to do?

I have cam impingement and iliotibial band syndrome. Regular physio and pain meds and steroid injection but pain is getting worse. What to do?

Have you considered: acupuncture? Discuss this option with your physician. I have good results treating many patients who have not responded adequately to more conventional treatments. ...Read more

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What are the tests needed to know if you have brachial plexus nerve disorder/impingement/compression/pinched/throacic outlet syndorme? And is EMG safe

What are the tests needed to know if you have brachial plexus nerve disorder/impingement/compression/pinched/throacic outlet syndorme? And is EMG safe

EMG/MRI/DxUltrasound: Depending upon the severity, a brachial plexus nerve injury can be assessed using several methods. If there is weakness then an EMG/NCS can be done to localize and prognosticate a compressive neuropathy. An MRI can localize a lesion and provide additional information about the integrity of the surrounding soft tissue. A diagnostic ultrasound provides real-time imaging of soft tissues. ...Read more

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What is nerve impingement?

What is nerve impingement?

Pinching of nerve: It is pinching or compression of a nerve due to either a disc herniation, spinal stenosis, a bony ridge or spur, overgrowth or unfolding of ligament, overgrowth of a facet joint, from spinal instability. From a spinal deformity, from a synovial cyst, from excessive fat in the spinal canal, from a spinal fracture, from a spinal tumor, infection or even a bleed or vascular problem. I can list. .. ...Read more